POSTPONED: Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting

  • 04/18/2020
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Alaska Native Medical Center, Conference room 3
  • 20


This event has been postponed due to public health concerns.

Dear Attendees of the April 18, 2020 Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting,

Due to the ongoing health risks posed by possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus, NOTIS is postponing its April 18, 2020 Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting.

We look forward to rescheduling the event as soon as it becomes feasible to do so.

Your credit cards will be credited for the full amount that you paid when you registered for the event. Our Office Manager will work as efficiently as possible to do this. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We look forward to seeing you when our event is rescheduled.

NOTIS Community Interpreting Division and the Alaska Institute for Justice present

Fundamentals of Healthcare Interpreting

What is this?  This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed to provide both the veteran medical interpreter and the novice with a full overview of all of the essential protocols of the profession. When a medical interpreter walks into a patient encounter, everyone expects him/her to follow certain conventions and to know what to do in many difficult scenarios. We will introduce participants to all the skills necessary to facilitate communication in a patient encounter and to manage the ethical boundaries of the healthcare interpreter role. This is your chance to discuss the difficult situations that come up while you are interpreting! The workshop will focus on on-site interpreting and cover the following topics:

  • The Role of the Interpreter in Healthcare Settings.
  • Interpreter Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Modes of Interpreting
  • Accuracy in Interpreting
  • Interpreting Protocols: Pre-session, Positioning, Use of first person, Intervening
  • How Culture Impacts Interpreting
  • Your Future: Professional Opportunities in the Interpreting Field

The class will be taught in English with language-specific practice sessions. A library of interpreting resources will be on display during the workshop.

Who is teaching?     Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 28 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 the original 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.

CE credits? This workshop is accredited for seven credits from the CCHI and the ATA. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

When? Saturday, April 18, 2020
Check-in at 8:30 am.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
Class from 9:00 pm – 5:00 pm, with one hour for lunch.

Where?  Alaska Native Medical Center, Conference room 3
4315 Diplomacy Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

Cost?  $60 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Join NOTIS at )  

Registration? Click the register button and pay online. Registration will close at midnight on April 15th. Space is limited to the first 20 applicants.

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.

Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after the 15th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before 15th.    

Directions?  Click here for directions to the hospital, and click here for a map of the facility.

Parking at ANMC is free. The 
Alaska Native Health Campus map shows where you may park.   

Refreshments? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. The hospital cafeteria is available for lunch or to purchase coffee or snacks.

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 Cindy Roat at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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