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    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Folio, 314 Marion St. Seattle, WA 98104
    • 0
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    NOTIS and Folio's series of events for literary translators continues in April with a presentation about self-publishing by member Katie King and Daniel Slater of Amazon's independent publishing division. Come hear about the nuts and bolts, the ups and downs, the ins and outs of print and electronic self-publishing. 

    Daniel Slater oversees Author and Vendor Relations for Amazon Kindle and Independent Publishing. Daniel's background began in the publishing industry, first at Simon & Schuster and then with Penguin, as a Senior Editor. After helping lead sales for a publishing IT firm (VISTA, now Ingenta), Daniel joined Amazon to help lead growth and business development for early digital content services, such as Amazon Shorts.  After overseeing the digital content business of over 60 major trade publishers (including the Big 5) for Amazon Kindle, Daniel and his team now help authors, agents, publishers, and content providers find the best solutions to help make their content available digitally and in print on Amazon.


    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Skagit Valley Hospital
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    NOTIS Community Interpreters Division and Skagit Valley Hospital present

    Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Self-Care for Interpreters

    and

    Deep Dive into Cultural Competence

    (Two workshops in one day!)

    Note: This workshop is sold out. Join the wait list if you wish. We will contact you when your status changes.   

      1. Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Self-Care for Interpreters 

    Those working as interpreters, among other fields, talk with people every day who are facing trying and desperate circumstances. The stress of these situations can begin to encroach on interpreters, affecting their health and ability to serve clients. In order to provide sustainable services, it is important for interpreters to focus on self-care to avoid compassion fatigue.

    The goal of this four-hour workshop is to train interpreters on the prevalence and impact that compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma have on persons in helping professions. The first portion of the training will help participants understand what compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are; their causes, symptoms, and consequences; and activities to identify levels of compassion fatigue. The second portion of the workshop aims to help participants create self-care strategies to reduce vicarious trauma and burnout.

    Yvonne Simpson is the Medical Interpreter Supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, teaching and training. Yvonne is a DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board.

    When?  Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Check-in at 7:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:30 to sign in.
    Class from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

     2. Deep Dive into Cultural Competence

    This four-hour highly interactive class addresses very personal topics. Come prepared to take a walk through your own cultural landscape and think about how to manage that landscape when you are interpreting. We will look at how to assess and respond to the cultural landscapes of the patient, the family, the care providers, and the overarching Bio-Medical environment.

    We will also practice cultural interventions, partnering with the care team to support them in engaging fully with the patient. A key goal of the class is to learn mechanisms to avoid ever speaking for the patient, but rather how to suggest to the parties that perhaps more communication about cultural underpinnings of the conversation would be useful.

    Linda Golley is a training specialist at MasterWord. She is a Commissioner for CCHI, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. She teaches Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters across the country, as well as other health-related classes.

    When? SATURDAY, April 21st, 2018, 1:00 -5:00 PM

    Check-in at 12:30 p.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 to sign in. Class from 1:00 PM. – 5:00 PM

    Where?  Skagit Valley Hospital Sahale Conference Rooms
    1415 E Kincaid St Mount Vernon WA 98274

    Cost?  $60 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

    Registration?  Via the web (before midnight on April 18th)
    Click the register button below to register.


    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through

    If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

    Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  

    Registration will be limited to the first 50 applicants.

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after April 18th, 2018. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before April 18th.

    Directions? Skagit Valley Hospital is located at 1415 E Kincaid St. in Mount Vernon. The training will take place in the Sahale Room. Sahale Room is located at 13E on the map of Skagit Valley Hospital.
    Click HERE to view a map of Skagit Valley Hospital.

    Parking is free on weekends.   

    Food? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks. ALSO, the hospital’s Bistro cafeteria is open on Saturdays, and the Whidbey Coffee Stand can be found a little farther down the same hall, with salads, pastries, yogurt, and some breakfast sandwiches in addition to all the usual espresso beverages.

    CE credits? Compassion Fatigue workshop: Four (4) continuing education credits are approved from WA AOC, Washington State DSHS, ATA, and CCHI.  ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI.

    Cultural Competence workshop: 3 & 1 ECEC continuing education credits are approved from the Washington State DSHS. 3.75 continuing education credits are approved from CCHI. Four (4) continuing education credits are approved from WA AOC. Four (4) continuing education credits are being requested from ATA. ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI.

    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content or logistics? Please contact Yvonne Simpson at simpsony@uw.edu for contents of Compassion Fatigue Vicarious Trauma, and Self-Care for Interpreters workshop.

    Please contact Linda Golley at linda_golley@yahoo.com for contents of Deep Dive into Cultural Competence workshop.

    Please contact Maria Carr at  mcarr@skagitvalleyhospital.org for logistics.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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    NOTIS Community Interpreters Division and

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance present:

    Deep Dive into Cultural Competence

    This four-hour highly interactive class addresses very personal topics. Come prepared to take a walk through your own cultural landscape and think about how to manage that landscape when you are interpreting. We will look at how to assess and respond to the cultural landscapes of the patient, the family, the care providers, and the overarching Bio-Medical environment.

    We will also practice cultural interventions, partnering with the care team to support them in engaging fully with the patient. A key goal of the class is to learn mechanisms to avoid ever speaking for the patient, but rather how to suggest to the parties that perhaps more communication about cultural underpinnings of the conversation would be useful.

    Bring a pen and a clipboard or hard surface to write on, as we will carry out extensive self-inspection throughout the class and will document our findings on the handout.

    Linda Golley is a training specialist at MasterWord. She is a Commissioner for CCHI, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. She teaches Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters across the country, as well as other health-related classes.

    When? SATURDAY, April 28st, 2018, 12:00 NOON -- 4:00 PM
    Check-in at 11:30 p.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 11:30 to sign in.
    Class from 12:00 PM noon – 4:00 PM (4 hours of class)

    Where?   SCCA Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: First Floor Conference Room

    Cost?  $40 NOTIS members, $60  Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

    Registration?   Via the web (before midnight on April 25th)
    Click the register button below to register.

    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

    Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  

    Registration will be limited to the first 42 applicants.

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after April 25th, 2018. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before April 25th.

    Directions?  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is located at 825 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle 98109. The training will take place in the 1st Floor Conference Room. See website at:  seattlecca.org for directions.

    Parking is free for this weekend class on Saturday April 28. 
     

    Food? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks.

    CE credits? 3 & 1 ECEC continuing education credits are approved from Washington State DSHS. 3.75 continuing education credits are approved from CCHI. Four (4) continuing education credits are being requested from ATA and the AOC. and   ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content or logistics

    Please contact Linda Golley at linda_golley@yahoo.com regarding contents of Deep Dive into Cultural Competence workshop.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org


    • 19 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Red Lion Hotel (Wenatchee, WA), Cascade Room
    • 39
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     The Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society presents

    Interpreting in Cancer Genetics

    Genetics a topic that is coming up more often in more healthcare settings, from primary care to cancer care. But highly technical vocabulary and complex medical concepts can present real challenges to interpreters who are not familiar with the concepts and vocabulary related to genetics.

    This 5-hour workshop was developed by veteran interpreter trainer Cindy Roat and UCSF anthropologist Dr. Galen Joseph as part of a pioneering program at UCSF to help cancer genetic counselors communicate more effectively with their patients. This class is designed for interpreters who have already received basic training, and covers the following topics:

    • Introduction to Cancer Genetics
    • The Vocabulary of Cancer Genetics
      (bilingual glossaries will be made available in English-Spanish, English-Cantonese/Traditional Chinese, and English-Russian)
    • Practice interpreting
      (bilingual dialogues will be made available in English-Spanish, English-Cantonese, and English-Russian.)
    • Interpreting Challenges
    Who is teaching?     Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 23 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreter Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general.


    When?  Saturday, May 19, 2018
    Check-in at 8:30 am. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
    Class from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, with one hour for lunch

    Where?  Red Lion Hotel, Cascade Room
    1225 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801

    Cost?  $60 NOTIS members, $80  Non-members
    (Join NOTIS at www.notisnet.org/membership)  

    Registration?  Via the web (before midnight on May 16th)
    Click the register button below and pay online.

    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.

    Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available. 

    Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 50 applicants.  

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after May 16th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 16th.  

    Directions?  Directions to Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee can be found at https://www.redlion.com/wenatchee/map-directions. Parking at the Red Lion is free.

    Lunch?  In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments or lunch will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and coffee, and there are many restaurants in the area near the hotel for lunch.

    CE credits?  Five CE credits for this workshop have been approved from the Washington State DSHS, ATA, and CCHI. Five CE credits for this workshop have been requested from the Washington State AOC. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else?  If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at cindy.roat@alumni.williams.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

    • 23 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Webinar
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    NOTIS Community Interpreters Division presents 

    Introduction to Medical Insurance, Billing, and Medical Debt for Interpreters 

    This 90 minute webinar will provide an overview of different types of medical insurance and payment coverage, terminology resources, and an understanding of concepts related to billing and medical debt. At the end of the webinar, attendees will be directed to a short on-line quiz that they will complete in order to obtain their certificate of attendance.

    The Community Interpreters Division of NOTIS is excited to offer this training in webinar format. Once registered, attendees will receive the web address. They can participate with the webinar live and ask questions through the GoToWebinar chat feature. A recording of this webinar will be made available for 30 days after the training. Only attendees who register by the deadline, watch the webinar, and complete the quiz will receive a certificate of attendance (and corresponding continuing education units).

    Yvonne Simpson is the Medical Interpreter Supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, teaching and training. Yvonne is a DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board.

    Ramon Bueno is a Spanish interpreter, translator, interpreter trainer, pharmacy tech and BLS CPR instructor. He is a DSHS certified (English >Spanish) medical and social interpreter. He has worked in the medical field for the past eighteen years in different roles ranging from:  Hospital inpatient and outpatient interpreting, Pharmacy tech third party online billing, dental office billing, and pre authorization referral coordinator, just to mention a few. He currently serves as a Spanish Interpreter at Harborview Medical Center (level one trauma center for the northwest region) on First Hill in Seattle, Washington.      

    When?  Two options:

    • Participate in the webinar live on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., and have access to the recording through June 23.
    • Or, watch a recording of the webinar any time between May 23 and June 23, 2018.

    Where?  GoToWebinar

    The webinar address will be provided after registration

    System requirements for GoToWebinar: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2w010003

    Cost?  $25      NOTIS members, $40 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

    Registration?  Via the web (before 5:00 p.m. on May 18th)
    Click on the Register button below to register.


    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.  

    Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after May 18th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 18th.

    Webinar?  This training is provided via webinar on the GoToWebinar platform. A web address will be given upon registration. Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation. Towards the end of the webinar, attendees will be provided with the web address for the workshop quiz. Attendees must complete the quiz in order to receive credit for this workshop.

    CE credits? Two (2) continuing education credits are approved from the ATA, from the CCHI, from the Washington State DSHS
    Two continuing education credits are being requested for this workshop from the Administrator of the Courts.

    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who watch the entire webinar and complete the quiz.

    *You can watch or re-watch the webinar as many times as you like within the viewing period. All certificates of attendance will be dated May 23rd, 2018, and will be issued within five business days after you have viewed the webinar.

    Anything else?  If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Yvonne Simpson at simpsony@uw.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Seattle area - details upon registration

    ATA Certification Exam: Join the waitlist

    NOTIS will host an ATA Certification Exam in Shoreline, WA on this date. As of April 2, the exam is sold out, but ATA members can join the waitlist and register directly with ATA online.

    Please note: In 2019, the price of taking the exam will rise significantly. This is one of your last chances to take the exam at its current lower price. Two other certification exam sittings are currently being scheduled for our region in 2018: Eastern Washington or Boise, ID area in August or September, and Portland, OR Sept. 8 or 9.

    For questions about preparing for or registering for the exam, contact the ATA. For questions about this location, contact Shelley Fairweather-Vega.

Past events

17 Apr 2018 Russian Interpreter and Translator Gathering
14 Apr 2018 Interpreting Cardiology for Spanish Interpreters
07 Apr 2018 Interpreting for Chemical Dependency and Pain Management Patients
24 Mar 2018 Spokane Spanish-language Interpreter/Translator Networking Event
19 Mar 2018 Interpreting for LGBT Patients
17 Mar 2018 Medical Genetics 2018
15 Mar 2018 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
06 Mar 2018 Mandarin Interpreters and Translators Vocabulary Swap
15 Feb 2018 Translation for the Opera
06 Feb 2018 Spanish-language court interpreters and legal translators
18 Jan 2018 Literary Translation Tools and Tech
21 Dec 2017 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
09 Dec 2017 Right to Left Computing in a Nutshell
09 Dec 2017 Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder-Second Offering
03 Dec 2017 NOTIS Holiday Party
03 Dec 2017 NOTIS Annual Meeting
18 Nov 2017 Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Interpreters; and Linguistic Considerations for Interpreters
11 Nov 2017 Panel Discussion: Working With Agencies
08 Nov 2017 Roundtable on Education for Literary Translation
28 Oct 2017 Adapting Interpreting Techniques to Mental Health Settings
21 Oct 2017 Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
19 Oct 2017 Postponed: Game translation as literary translation
30 Sep 2017 Interpreting in Cancer Genetics
21 Sep 2017 AmazonCrossing Happy Hour and Reading Night
12 Sep 2017 Seattle Job Fair 2017
09 Sep 2017 Court Interpreter Division Conference
13 Aug 2017 NOTIS Summer Picnic
29 Jul 2017 Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care for Interpreters
22 Jul 2017 Interpreting for Palliative Care
20 Jul 2017 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
23 Jun 2017 Seattle happy hour
17 Jun 2017 Glossary Building for Interpreters and On-line Resources for Healthcare Interpreters
15 Jun 2017 Poetry, translation and grants
03 Jun 2017 Barriers to Care: Health Care from the Patient’s Point of View, Ethics Scenarios, Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters
20 May 2017 ATA Certification Exam
18 May 2017 Literary translation publishers' panel
13 May 2017 Webinar: Vicarious Trauma
13 May 2017 The Language of Cardiology and The Language of Nephrology
11 May 2017 NOTIS Networking Member Meet-Up
29 Apr 2017 Interpreting for Pediatric Cardiology
22 Apr 2017 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Interpreters and Translators
20 Apr 2017 Spring translation slam
16 Mar 2017 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
04 Mar 2017 Glands and Seizures: a Workshop for Healthcare Interpreters
28 Feb 2017 Interpreting in Pediatric Assessment Encounters
17 Feb 2017 Members Only Co-Working Meetup
16 Feb 2017 Literary Translation: Pitch Perfect
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