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    • 27 Oct 2017
    • Oakland, CA
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    Interpreting for Children and Parents
    Interpreting in a Level 1 Trauma Center

    Presenter: Alvaro Vergara Mery, PhD, CMI

    Friday, October 27, 2017
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. sign-in (Visit good coffee shop in the atrium for coffee, tea, quick snacks.)

    8:30 to 11:45  Interpreting for Children and Parents  (includes 15-minute break)

    11:45 to 1:15 lunch break
    (box lunch provided)

    1:15 to 4:30   Interpreting in a Level 1 Trauma Center (includes 15-minute break)

    Two Workshops, 6 CE-approved hours. Registration is for the full day. No half-day sign ups. Participants must attend both sessions to earn CE hours.

    CEU Information:
    CCHI: 6 Instructional hours including 3 Performance Based hours
    IMIA / NBCMI accept CEUs approved by CCHI and ATA.

    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
    Outpatient Center
    744 52nd St.
    Oakland, CA 94609

    Auditorium-Basement Level

    Parking:  There is a parking garage that is attached to the Outpatient Center, on the corner of 52nd St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The entrance is off of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Parking is $9.00 per day.

    Allow extra time for parking as there will be some construction going on at this exact corner.

    Shuttle from BART:  The hospital has a free shuttle that goes from the MacArthur BART station every 15 minutes. The drop off is right across the street from the Outpatient Center. Look for the shuttle with the markings of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland on the outside of the shuttlebus.

    Interpreting in Pediatrics: Interpreting for Children and Parents

    •  Learn different strategies to communicate with children.
    •  Learn to understand and decode message from a child’s speech
    •   Develop techniques and strategies to have less stressful outcomes and maintain the clinical importance of the encounter.

    Interpreting pediatric encounters are particularly challenging. There are multiple situations that can affect or get in the way of establishing and maintaining an effective flow of information. It is also very common to find out that the bilingual child is accompanied by LEP parent/s or relative/s. In this 3-4 hour workshops we will delve into the intricacies and difficulties of interpreting in pediatric medical encounters. Attendees will learn about the different strategies to communicating with children, steps to understand what a child is saying and the various differences between interpreting for adults and interpreting for children. We will role play and analyze various scenarios to cover different strategies that medical interpreters need to follow to have a less stressful outcome and maintain the clinical importance of the encounter. Actual cases will be presented for study and group exercises will allow for further exploration of interpreting pediatric encounters. (Approved for 1 Performance Based hour, 3 CEUs total.)

    Interpreting in a Level 1 Trauma Center

    Objectives

    • Learn the full meaning of interpreting in a trauma center by practicing various scenarios
    • Learn advanced and specific medical terminology pertinent to trauma
    • Learn to cope with stressful situations that a trauma call involves.
    • Learn about the different kinds of trauma calls, and various strategies to cope with the "trauma pace.”


    In this 3-hour workshop, attendees will learn the full meaning of interpreting in a trauma center. Interpreting trauma implies knowledge of advanced medical terminology, as well as energy and skills tailored to the stressful situations that a trauma call involves. Attendees will learn about the different kinds of trauma calls, specialized and advanced terminology needed for some of these extreme calls, and ways to cope with the "trauma pace.” We will cover different strategies that medical interpreters need to follow to have a less stressful outcome. Actual cases will be presented for study and group exercises will allow for further exploration of interpreting at a Level I trauma center. This session will invite attendees to participate in various interpreting scenarios taken from actual encounters in the medical setting. (Approved for TAHIT 2016 Conference by CCHI for 2 Performance Based hours, 3 CEUs total.)

    Alvaro Vergara-Mery, PhD, CMI is a Senior Medical Interpreter at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is in charge of interpreter education and training, language proficiency, cultural competence, translation and curriculum design. He has extensive experience as a practicing medical interpreter in a Level I Trauma center that serves a large population of Spanish-speaking patients and he is nationally recognized for his advanced level workshops for medical interpreters. He is also a a cultural and language access consultant, Bridging the Gap certified trainer, and adjunct faculty member at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine. He was recipient of CHIA's Trainer of the Year in 2016.


    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online Webinar
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    Presenter: Tracy Young, CMI, RN, BSN, MA 

    An American Sign Language interpreter will be on screen interpreting throughout the webinar.

    Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members

    This webinar is accredited by CCHI for one instructional hour.
    NBCMI now accepts CCHI CEUs.

    This webinar is pre-approved for RID credit (via PINRA). There is an additional $10 cost for this, which the attendee will pay directly to NorCRID.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar

    Learning Objectives

    1. Name and recognize skeletal terminology, including major bone disorders.
    2. Compare and contrast extremity anatomical terms of movement through practice.
    3. Apply a few easy steps to assess and prevent a very simple modern spine ailment of which everyone is at risk.

    Tracy Young is a registered nurse and an accomplished medical interpreter (CMI). She is an interpreter trainer, presenter, and long-time advocate for the profession. Tracy has given a variety of workshops across the United States, and most recently in Spain. . Tracy is the Language Access Services coordinator at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, California.  She holds a master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Nevada, Reno and is the founding president of the Nevada Interpreters and Translators Association.

    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online Webinar

    Presenter and Topic To Be Announced

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online Webinar

    Presenter: Sean Normansell, CMI

     Topic To Be Announced



    http://www.imiaweb.org/uploads/images/Sean_Normansell.JPGSean M. Normansell was born in Houston, Texas. A native English speaker, he studied Spanish and French in High School. Post graduation saw him working in the construction industry, followed by over fifteen years of ad hoc interpretation and bilingual positions ranging from construction, landscaping, lawn maintenance and irrigation to debt collections management and crew coordination for a foundation leveling contractor. Moving to Georgia in 2007, Sean elected to seek work as an independent Spanish interpreter after learning about the large non-English speaking population in the Atlanta area. He completed the 40 hours Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter training, the required Court Interpretation Skills Workshop offered by the Georgia Commission on Interpreters, and a 40-hour Legal Interpreter training course at Georgia State. Owning and operating his own business as a subcontractor accepting assignments from twelve different companies located in the Atlanta area and around the country allowed Sean to gain extensive hands-on experience in the legal, medical, & social services interpretation fields. Sean has traveled to Spain and worked as an escort interpreter in Costa Rica on multiple occasions. Sean has worked as a staff interpreter at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and more recently for Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, TX.

     

    Sean M. Normansell, CMI-Spanish

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13 Jul 2017 CHIA Webinar: Interpreting for Sexual and Gender Minorities
24 Jun 2017 Service Matters: The Role of the Interpreter in the Patient Experience
17 Jun 2017 Interpreting in Workers' Compensation Medical Appointments
08 Jun 2017 CHIA Webinar: Five National Quality Measures for Language Services in Healthcare
19 May 2017 Interpreting for Cancer Genetics
11 May 2017 CHIA Webinar: End of Life Act – Implementation and Interpreter Preparation at UCSF Health and UCLA Health (Time stated below is Pacific Time.)
21 Apr 2017 Interpreting for Cancer Genetics
13 Apr 2017 CHIA Webinar: Healthcare Interpreter’s Elusive Quest to Maintain Register (Time Stated Below is Pacific)
17 Mar 2017 2017 Annual Educational Conference - online registration closed
09 Feb 2017 Dermatology Basics: I can interpret the term, but what does it mean? (Time stated below is Pacific Time.)
26 Jan 2017 Introduction to Interpreting Ethics and Roles in Healthcare
21 Jan 2017 Interpreting for Cancer Genetics - SESSION FULL
12 Jan 2017 Taking Care of Your Money Maker: Voice Care and Prevention of Voice Disorders for Professional Interpreters
09 Dec 2016 Interpreting in Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services
08 Dec 2016 Ins and Outs of the Digestive System
12 Nov 2016 CANCELLED - I Haven't Had My Sex Reassignment Surgery Yet: Interpreting for Gender Non-conforming Patients
10 Nov 2016 HIPAA for Interpreters: Understanding and Supporting Compliance
13 Oct 2016 Technology for Language Services: Buyer Beware, Roat
24 Sep 2016 REGISTRATION CLOSED - Interpreting Profanity, Insulting and Embarrassing Language, Euphemisms, Slang and Idioms in Health Care
15 Sep 2016 Understanding the Interpreter’s Responsibilities and Limits in carrying out California’s END OF LIFE OPTION ACT
10 Sep 2016 Interpreting for Cancer Genetics - REGISTRATION CLOSED
11 Aug 2016 CHIA Webinar: Interpreting Culture 101
28 Jul 2016 Fragile Moments: Interpreting for Families in the NICU
16 Jul 2016 Interpreting for Cancer Genetics
14 Jul 2016 CHIA Webinar: Navigating Choppy Waters - How to Intervene in an Interpreted Encounter without Capsizing
21 Jun 2016 Introduction to Interpreting Ethics and Roles in Healthcare
21 Jun 2016 Introduction to Interpreting Ethics and Roles in Healthcare
11 Jun 2016 Interpreting for Cancer Genetics
09 Jun 2016 CHIA Webinar: Turning Your Thermostat Down - Preserving Emotional & Physical Energy When Vicarious Trauma Sets In
12 May 2016 CHIA Webinar - Memory and Note-taking
10 May 2016 Introduction to Interpreting Ethics and Roles in Healthcare
30 Apr 2016 Interpreting in Workers' Compensation - Registration closed
21 Apr 2016 CHIA Webinar - National Interpreter Certification Exams - Preparing for Part 1
09 Apr 2016 Regionalisms / Interpreting for Cancer Genetics
11 Mar 2016 2016 Annual Educational Conference - ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED
21 Jan 2016 EVENT FULL: Interpreting for Survivors of Family Violence & Abuse, Trauma and in Mental Health Settings
14 Jan 2016 CHIA Webinar - Tax Tips for Freelance Interpreters
13 Jan 2016 Introduction to Interpreting Ethics and Roles in Healthcare
10 Dec 2015 CHIA Webinar - HIPAA for Interpreters: Understanding and Supporting Compliance
12 Nov 2015 CHIA Webinar - Title VI for Medical Interpreters: Supporting Language Access and Federal Compliance
25 Sep 2015 CHIA Standards Training
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