Dementia for Medical Interpreters (Online live via Zoom) 3 CEUs by DSHS (#700), AOC, CCHI, ATA. 0.3 by IMIA/NBCMI. $55/Members

  • 03/04/2023
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Online via Zoom
  • 0


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Dementia for Medical Interpreters  

Presented by Yuliya Speroff

What is it about? The World Health Organization Trusted Source estimates that more than 55 million people around the world are living with dementia, so most interpreters are very likely to find themselves interpreting in encounters related to dementia and memory care. This class will introduce the participants to examples of different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, discuss common symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatments, as well as discussing why interpreting in encounters related to dementia might be challenging. Participants will engage in skill practice exercises for consecutive interpretation and sight translation.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:
- Provide a definition for dementia as an umbrella term for a group of memory disorders
- Name common symptoms of dementia
- Provide examples of tests that might be used in diagnosing dementia
- Identify interpreting challenges when interpreting for in encounters related to dementia and memory care.
- Suggest strategies for overcoming the challenges identified 

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!

When? Saturday, March 4th, 2023, 9am to 12pm PST

Where? Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

Cost? $55 NOTIS members, $85 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on March 2nd). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these important Requirements (click below) before proceeding with your registration.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 Washington State DSHS  3 general  Approved (#700)
 Washington State AOC  3 performance  Approved
 ATA  3  Approved
 CCHI  2.5 instructional (CEAP ID #10089)  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI  0.25 (Registry IDID 23-1043)  Approved
Disclaimer: In the event that continuing education credits are not approved by any of the above-listed entities, NOTIS will not be liable for reimbursing registration fees.

Who is teaching?Yuliya Speroff is 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. 

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 February 28th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before February 28th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

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

    Questions? Email to office manager

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