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
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 mission 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.
The 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.