National Healthcare Interpreter Certification Summit

Our Division will represent ATA at the National Healthcare Interpreter Certification Summit on October 12, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN.

2019 Distinguished Speaker

Our Distinguished Speaker Dr. Marie Spivey was accepted to present at our next ATA Conference. She will give a 60-minute session on Friday, October 25, from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, on the subject “Leveling the Playing Field through Education and Healthcare.”

Dr. Marie SpiveyDr. Spivey is a Registered Nurse who holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration – both from the University of Hartford.  Most recently, Marie retired as the Vice President of Health Equity from the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and is currently a Principal with Health & Equity, LLC whose … (Read More)

2019 Annual Division Dinner

You are cordially invited to join the Annual Interpreters and Medical Division for the Division Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 7 pm at Le Vallauris.

Last year we had a full house at our dinner. We recommend early registration this year. See registration link below.

Le Vallauris

385 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Le Vallauris is celebrating its 45th season.

The Palm Springs Valley highest rated restaurant by Zagat Survey, Open Table, TripAdvisor, Yelp & 4 Diamonds with AAA



Venue at the Tree Lined Gazebo

Menu (choose one of each section on site)… (Read More)

ATA 2018 Event in NOLA

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ATA Annual Conference: Join Us for ATA59

Get ready for Big Opportunities in the Big Easy! The ATA 59th Annual Conference takes place October 24-27, 2018 in New Orleans. ATA59 offers specialized opportunities for dedicated translators and interpreters to connect and collaborate while they shape the future of their profession. Join 1,600 of your colleagues to tackle current challenges and work with industry leaders to reach common goals. Learn more: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2018/
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Announcing the Medical Interpreter Information Initiative

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Medical Interpreter Information Initiative in partnership with the ATA Intepreters Division. Be sure to check it out and participate in the conversation!

Welcome to the Medical Division

The purpose of this website is to provide members with information about the Medical Division of the American Translators Association and facilitate a forum for members to communicate on topics of mutual interest and to share some of our materials.

While using our website, you will be able to:

  • Access current and past issues of Caduceus, a semi-annual Medical Division publication
  • Join the Medical Division
  • Join the Medical Division’s ListServ

About the Medical Division

The Medical Division is the third largest ATA division with 3,712 members from all over the U.S. and the world. We are medical translators, interpreters, or both. Some of us are doctors, nurses, and other medical clinicians. We work in 65 languages. (See full list of language pairs.) We present medical topics at ATA’s Annual Conference, where we also hold an evening networking event for the members of our division. We are glad to help each other with terminology questions through our listserv and we are interested in everything medical from clinical practice, to medical topics, to research.


The purpose of the Medical Division is to promote cooperation and exchange of information among its members; organize meetings, workshops and conference activities related to medical translation and interpreting, and publicize professional development opportunities.

History of the Medical Division

The Medical Division was first announced at the ATA Conference in Atlanta in 2002. Dorothy Racette delivered the Board Resolution for the Medical Division’s establishment on June 17, 2003 and it was officially established on June 29, 2003. The Medical Division was initially organized by Jorge Ungo (Acting Administrator) and Martine Douge (Acting Assistant Administrator). Naomi de Moraes, Alex Rainof, Rafael Rivera, Elizabeth Gomez and Nicole Paul worked to establish the newsletter.