Interpreting for Diabetes Care
Diabetes is a very serious, life-threatening illness that affects more and more people, at earlier ages, in our society.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 (www.gilbertolacchia.it/acromed.pdf). 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.”
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.
CE credits? 4 continuing education credits have been approved by the WA AOC, the WA DSHS, the CCHI, and the ATA. 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, October 19, 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? Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon, WA
Click HERE for a map of Skagit Valley Hospital.
Cost? $40 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members, (Click to Join NOTIS).
Registration? Register by October 15th. Click 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.
Neither mail-in registration nor on-site registration will be available for this workshop.
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 50 applicants.
Refunds? We regret that no refunds can be given after October 15th, 2019. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before October 15th, 2019.
Site information: Skagit Valley Hospital is located at 1415 E Kincaid St. in Mount Vernon.The training will take place in the Sahale Conference Room. It is located at the south end of the hospital closest to the corner of Kincaid and 13th Streets.
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. It has salads, pastries, yogurt, and some breakfast sandwiches in addition to all the usual espresso beverages.
Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.
Questions about class content? Please contact Joe Tein at email@example.com.
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