Flip the Rx for Interpreting Medications

  • 01 Jan 2024
  • 24 Feb 2025
  • On Demand Webinar



Presenter: Tatiana Cestari PhD


NOTE: There are no refunds or cancelations for on-demand webinars. 


  • CCHI approved for 1.5 CE Hour CEAP
  • IMIA/NBCMI approved for 0.1500 

CEUs are available by participating in the entire activity only (usually 90 minutes). 


Healthcare interpreted sessions that involve medications may be challenging. Many interpreters report struggling to interpret these sessions because of complicated drug names and lack of knowledge about medications. Since being ‘fluent in the language of medications’ can take many years, what could interpreters do to overcome the challenge? This session will answer the question by identifying and providing effective solutions based on known interpreting skills and protocols in order to succeed when interpreting sessions that involve medications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify basic concepts regarding drugs and medications;
  2. To leverage certain interpreting skills to interpret drug-related clinical sessions; and
  3. To leverage certain interpreting protocols to interpret drug-related clinical sessions.

Presenter Bio: 

Tatiana Cestari, PhD, CHI-Spanish has 20 years of combined experience as a pharmacist, pharmacologist, researcher, professor, manager, and remote interpreter. Tatiana is passionate about quality, compliance and cultural sensitivity in language access. She serves as the Director of Language Service Advocacy at Martti by UpHealth, is part of the NCIHC Board of Directors and Policy, Education and Research committee; contributor of the Martti’s blog; and co-author of The Remote Interpreter textbook. Tatiana has mentored; developed trainings; presented at events; published peer-reviewed articles; and lectured at various universities. Tatiana obtained her pharmacy degree and her Ph.D. in pharmacology from Universidad Central de Venezuela.


Presented in English. The content will apply to both spoken and sign language. Presenters may draw on examples using multiple languages as relevant to their content and working language/s.

Training level: 

CHIA webinars are aimed at the working interpreter and applicable to all levels. While students are welcomed to attend all CHIA events, CHIA events are not specifically designed for interpreting students unless indicated. 

Platform: CHIA's Educational Hub, our online library.

NOTE: Once you pay, you will automatically receive an email with the Hub link. Be sure to check your spam/junk/clutter folder if you do not find it in your inbox. You will be given 30 days to download your certificate after watching the full webinar. 

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