Interpreting for LGBT Patients

  • 03/19/2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Harborview Medical Center
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  • Regular fee for non member
  • Discounted rate for NOTIS member
  • Registration code is reserved for the hosting hospital to show appreciation for providing the venue.

Please complete payment within two weeks after registration. Registration will be cancelled if payment is not complete within two weeks from registration date.
Registration is closed

NOTIS Community Interpreters Division presents 

Interpreting for LGBT Patients

The goal of this two-hour workshop is to help prepare interpreters to work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender patients, families, and medical providers. We will learn about healthcare disparities, cultural humility, privacy considerations, and vocabulary specific to this community. By the end of this session, interpreters will have resources and references to improve their terminology, work more effectively cross-culturally, and help underserved patients access healthcare comfortably.

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?  Monday, March 19, 2018
Check-in at 5:30pm.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 5:30 to sign in.
Class from 6:00 to 8:00p.m.

Where? Harborview Medical Center
Research and Training Building: 300 Ninth Avenue, Room 109/113 Seattle, WA 98014

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

Registration?  Before 5:00 p.m. on March 14th
Click on Interpreting for LGBT Patients 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. Online registration only.
Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.
Registration will be limited to the first 50 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after March 14th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before March 14th.

Directions?  The Research and Training Building of Harborview Medical Center is located at 300 Ninth Avenue, Seattle 98104. Underground parking is available in the Ninth and Jefferson building with an entrance on Terry Avenue between James and Jefferson Streets. Cost for parking is $7.

More parking, bus, and driving direction information can be found at:

CE credits? Two continuing education credits have been approved from the Washington State DSHS, from the ATA、 from CCHI, and from the Administrator of the Courts. 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 ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

In order to offer this workshop at this low price, no refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring snacks if you wish.

Questions about class content? Please contact Yvonne Simpson at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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