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Free CCHI Webinar on 5/16/18: Vicarious Trauma and Professional Interpreters

Webinar #12. May 16, 2018 at 12 pm -1:30 pm ET/ 11 am-12:30 pm CT/ 9-10:30 am PT Vicarious Trauma and Professional Interpreters To register go to: The guest presenter Ludmila Golovine, MasterWord® Services, will guide you through a series of case studies and tools that can help identify and examine triggers leading to vicarious trauma impacting language professionals… READ MORE »

Related to: Non-UMTIA Event, Webinar

RESOURCE: Should Bilingual Doctors Get Language Testing? YES!

We get this question all the time: should bilingual doctors be tested for their language skills? The idea behind testing is to be sure these doctors are safe to provide services in another language. (The same questions applies to other bilingual providers—such as police officers, call center staff, social workers, therapists…) We who work in… READ MORE »

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The ATA Podcast!

Did you know that the ATA has a podcast? They sure do! It’s titled “The ATA Podcast” and its 20th episode was just released on April 16th! The episode was about the ATA Chapters and Divisions. Subscribe now! Subscribe to The ATA Podcast and each time a new episode is released it will automatically download… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News

UMTIA Recognized by CCHI for Contribution to Scholarship!!

  In CCHI’s latest newsletter, they recognize UMTIA along with Allina Health for contributing to interpreter professional development. UMTIA and Allina hosted an “Infection Control Workshop” in December 2017, and the profits were donated towards CCHI’s Discover HCI Scholarship fund. UMTIA is recognized for being “a true testament to how interpreters themselves support the profession and their… READ MORE »

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Minnesota Wrestles with Medical Interpreting

How aware are you of the situation facing medical interpreters in the state of MN currently? Did you know that healthcare interpreters must be listed on a statewide roster yet no one actually verifies the interpreters’ credentials or requires them? Did you know that the Department of Health reports that 20% of adverse medical events (those that are preventable)… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Medical Interpreters

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