WEBSHOP: Leukemia for Healthcare Interpreters

  • 07/11/2020
  • 09:00 - 13:30
  • Zoom/Online
  • 0


WEBSHOP: Leukemia for Healthcare Interpreters

An Interactive Webshop

What is a “webshop”?
  A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

What is it about?

  • How and where is our blood made and why is this important for interpreting for leukemia care?
  • What is leukemia and what is its place among other types of cancer?
  • What is a stem cell transplant?
These and many other questions will be answered at the Leukemia for Healthcare Interpreters workshop. 

  This 4-hour webshop will provide an introduction to the process by which blood is created and renewed; the nature of cancer in general; the nature of leukemia and its types; and symptoms, tests, and treatments related to leukemia including stem cell transplantation.

Participants will also discuss challenges that interpreters face when interpreting in oncology settings, and in particular during appointments related to leukemia, in addition to ways of overcoming them. Participants will be provided with handouts which will include a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation, a glossary, a written practice worksheet, and role-playing exercises. The workshop will be interactive and allow participants to review the material through group activities and oral interpretation practice.

When?  Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PST 
Check-in at 8:50 a.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 8:50 a.m. to sign in.
Class from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (with a 30-minute lunch break) 

The day before the webshop, you will receive an email with log-on instructions and with the handouts for the class.

Cost? $50 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.


Registration?Via the web (before midnight on July 6th) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  4 Approved
Washington State AOC  4 professional Approved
ATA  4 Approved
CCHI  4 Approved

IMPORTANT: Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please carefully read the “Requirements” section below. ↓

Participants must meet the following requirements in order to receive continuing education credits.

  • Participants must join in by desktop, laptop or tablet computer. The latter must have a stable stand.
  • Participants must have generally stable internet access. Participants who lose connection in the middle of the class for more than 15 minutes will not receive a certificate.
  • A web camera and microphone are required to participate. The camera MUST be turned on; the microphone must be available to be turned on as the speaker requires. Participants who do not have this capacity should not register. Participants who do register and then cannot or do not comply will not receive a certificate. Participants who turn off their camera for more than 15 minutes will not receive a certificate.
  • All handouts will be sent out as email attachments to the reminder email sent the day before the webshop. Participants are responsible for either printing them out ahead of time OR having them readily available on an electronic device.
  • Participants who sign on more than 20 minutes late will not receive a certificate.
  • Recommendation: If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, consider taking a short tutorial before the class. Click HERE for one example.

Who is teaching?
  Yuliya Speroffis a Russian-English CoreCHI™ and DSHS-certified healthcare interpreter. Yuliya first started interpreting over 10 years ago in her hometown of Novosibirsk, Russia and has since interpreted in a variety of settings – from a fighter jet factory to a live brain surgery, and most recently at a number of hospitals in Seattle. Yuliya also holds an MA in Business Management and is certified as both an English and a Russian language instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Yuliya’s The Medical Interpreter Blog focuses on providing medical interpreters with resources and information for continuous professional development.

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds?  No refunds can be given after July 6th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before July 6th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

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

    Questions about class content?Email to Yuliya Speroff 

    Questions about registration? Email to Naomi Uchida

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