Interpreting for Diabetes Care

  • 05/11/2019
  • 10:00 - 15:00
  • Kadlec, Tri-Cities
  • 45


  • Regular fee for non member
  • Discounted rate for NOTIS member

NOTIS and Community Interpreter Division present 

Interpreting for Diabetes Care

Diabetes is a very serious, life-threatening illness that affects more and more people, at earlier ages, in our society.
As interpreters, we need a basic understanding of this condition in order to effectively help patients and providers communicate with each other.
The more we understand the situation we’re interpreting, the better and clearer our work.  This workshop will present vocabulary related to the symptoms, diagnostic testing, complications, treatment and management of diabetes. It is designed for medical interpreters of all languages, as well as court interpreters who may need to use these terms in court. The material will be presented through slides and handouts, as well as videos of providers and patients; participants will receive lists of the terms in English that they can translate into their second language, and we will discuss resources to help us find accurate translations of these as well as other terms that may come up.

Joe Tein is a medical interpreter and a Washington State certified court interpreter. He holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and is also a freelance medical translator, working from Spanish and Italian into English. Mr. Tein is the creator of the Washington State AOC Court Interpreters’ English-Spanish glossary of legal terms and is the second author of the most comprehensive Italian medical acronym website ( He has taught numerous classes and workshops for medical and court interpreters over the years, both in person and through online webinars. A participant in a recent class wrote, “Joe has a way of teaching a lot of material in an interesting manner that keeps the students engaged.”

CE credits?  4 continuing education credits have been approved by the WA DSHS, the WA AOC and the ATA. 3.5 continuing education credits have been approved by the CCHI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to get to the site, find parking and sign in before the workshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the workshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

When?  Saturday, May 11, 2019
Check-in at 9:30 a.m.
 PLEASE ARRIVE AT 9:30 am to sign in.
Class from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with one hour for lunch

Where?  Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA 
888 Swift Boulevard, Richland, WA 99352

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

Registration?  Register before 5 pm on May 8thClick HERE to register.

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. 
Mail-in registration is not available for this workshop.

Limited on-site registration will be allowed for this workshop. The on-site registration fee for NOTIS members will be $50; the on-site fee for non-NOTIS members will be $75. There is no guarantee that there will be handouts available for anyone who does not pre-register.

Please note that registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes.
Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 70 applicants.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after May 7th, 2019. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 7th, 2019.  

Directions? Kadlec Regional Medical Center is located at 888 Swift Boulevard in Richland. The training will take place in Columbia Rooms I, II & III which are in the Mountain Pavilion on the 3rd floor of the medical center.

Parking 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 coffee and snacks, and there is a cafeteria at the hospital where you may purchase lunch. The Garden Café, located on the main floor of the Orchard Pavilion, offers cafeteria-style food service from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Additionally, a full-service deli is located on the first floor of the River Pavilion with operating hours from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily.

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

Questions about class content? Please contact Joe Tein at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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