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Diabetes 101: An Overview for Medical Translators and Interpreters

Diabetes 101

On November 12, 2020, the American Translators Association will be hosting a webinar, “Diabetes 101: An Overview for Medical Translators and Interpreters,” presented by Tracy Young, RN, certified medical interpreter, medical interpreter trainer, and long-time advocate for the profession. This webinar comes just two days before World Diabetes Day.

For more information about the webinar or to register, visit the ATA Webinar Series.

This 60-minute webinar will cover a comprehensive overview of diabetes. You will examine the three most common types—Type 1, Type II, and gestational —in addition to recent research that suggests there are actually five classifications. You’ll also review the frequency, causes, and risk factors for the disease, as well as the cultural implications and misconceptions. The webinar will wrap up with the latest treatment options, including some believed to reverse Type II diabetes.

Join Us at ATA61

The ATA 61st Annual Conference will be held online from October 21-24, 2020. Please join us for the following events:

Medical Division Annual Meeting 
Tuesday, October 20, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm EDT, Zoom
Conference attendance is not required, so all ATA members can attend the online meeting this year. Please visit ata61.org/division-annual-meetings for the Zoom link to the meeting.

Medical Division Networking Event
Sunday, October 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm EDT, Zoom
This virtual dinner party is a joint networking event hosted by the Medical Division, Interpreter Division and Educators Division. For this networking event conference registration is required to participate. 

Medical Division Distinguished Speaker
We are proud to welcome Dr. Claudia Salazar as our distinguished speaker this year. Dr. Salazar will present two 60-minute sessions on Saturday, October 24, at 12:30 – 1:30 pm (part 1) and 2:00 – 3:00 pm (part 2) titled “No Longer the ‘Third Wheel’: Overcoming the Challenges of Working with Interpreters in the Mental Health Encounter.

Dr. Salazar has over 10 years of experience conducting psychological evaluations for political asylum, waivers for hardship and citizenship examinations, and other immigration purposes for clients from diverse backgrounds and languages.

She leads a team of therapists passionate about providing innovative and effective psychotherapy services. As a therapist, consultant, and trainer, Dr. Salazar has been working closely with international humanitarian and development organizations to help strengthen resilience for professionals working in challenging environments. Dr. Salazar holds a doctoral degree from the George Washington University, and a specialization in Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

Register for the conference.

ATA61 CE Credit for Medical Interpreters

View (opens in a new tab) or Download the ATA61 Continuing Education Tracking Form.

For more information about Continuing Education credit, please visit the ATA61 website at www.ata61.org/cecredit/.

The following ATA61 sessions have been approved by CCHI for recertification:

1) Sight Translation Techniques for the 21st Century (3 PB CE hrs)

2) Advanced Research Skills for Medical Translators (3 CE hrs)

3) Special Education Interpreting (3 CE hrs)

4) Achieving Real Improvement in Your Simultaneous Interpreting (3 PB CE hrs)

5) The Interpreting Games 

6) Cybersecurity

7) Legal Translation in Plain Language 

8) Plain Language Strategies for Successful Communication

9) Decoding German Buzzwords: ‘Digitalisierung’ and All Things 4.0

10) Idioms, Expressions, and Sayings: What Lies Behind Them

11) Playful Translation

12) Challenges and Opportunities for Multilingual Voice Assistants

13) Working Together: Finding Harmony in the Language Services

14) From Little Fresh Meat to Oily Uncles: A Beginner’s Guide to Translating Chinese Internet Slang Terms

15) Mastering Cultural Nuances in French: Identifying and Translating Regionalisms

16) Translating Nonbinary Characters from English into Spanish

17) Translating for the Pharmaceutical Industry and Language Access

18) Legal Translation: How Hard Can It Be?

19) Long Consecutive Interpreting: Memory and Notes, Part I (1 PB CE hr)

20) Long Consecutive Interpreting: Memory and Notes, Part II (1 PB CE hr)

21) Interpret Interpreting

22) Academic and Popular-Academic Translation (German>English)

23) The Challenge of Agreement in Proofreading

24) Translation Scams

25) Alternative Translation

26) The Spanish Gerund: Advanced Guidelines for Effective Translation/Proofreading

27) Interpreting for Workers’ Compensation Depositions

28) Style is Everything: Tips for Polishing Your French>English Translations

29) ISO 17100 and Beyond: ISO Standards for Translators and Interpreters

30) Medical Reporting for Translators and LSPs: From Pharmacogenomics to Clinical Research Lay Summaries

31) How Medical Interpreting Standards Can Shed New Light on Ethics for Court Interpreting

32) Exploring Gender-Neutrality in Grammatically Gendered Languages

33) Translation and Interpreting Services at the National Institutes of Health

34) Hearing Impairment and Dual-Language Learning: The Interpreter’s Role

35) Handling English for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

36) French>English Official Document Translation: From Attestation to Zoologie

37) Terminology of the Ears, Nose, and Throat

38) The Benefits of a Lifetime in Professional Organizations

39) The Power of ‘No’: Self-Confidence for Translators and Interpreters

40) Language Access in a ‘New’ Big City, Part I

41) Language Access in a ‘New’ Big City, Part II

42) Untangling the Labyrinth of Immigration Proceedings for Interpreters

43) Deposition Interpreting Workshop II

44) Getting Started with Terminology Management

45) Advocacy 101 for Independent Contractors: It’s Pretty Easy!

46) No Longer the ‘Third Wheel’: Overcoming the Challenges of Working with Interpreters in the Mental Health Encounter, Part I

47) No Longer the ‘Third Wheel’: Overcoming the Challenges of Working with Interpreters in the Mental Health Encounter, Part II

48) Drugs, Medications, and Pharmacology: Implications for Spanish-Language Interpreters and English>Spanish Translators

49) Inclusive English>French Translation for Human Resources in Francophone Europe and Canada

50) Interpreter? Interrupter? How to Be an Effective Interpreter for Depositions

51) Program Model: Workplace Spanish for Medical Interpreting, Part I

52) Supporting and Sustaining Workplace Spanish for Medical Interpreting, Part II

53) Immigration Terminology Traps

54) Interpreting During Neuropsychological Evaluations

55) Linguistic Validation: How Linguists Help Ensure Clinical Trial Success

56) Research Methods for Medical Terminology

ATA61 Distinguished Speaker

We are proud to welcome Dr. Claudia Salazar as our division’s distinguished speaker this year. Dr. Salazar has over 10 years of experience conducting psychological evaluations for political asylum, waivers for hardship and citizenship examinations, and other immigration purposes for clients from diverse backgrounds and languages.

She leads a team of therapists passionate about providing innovative and effective psychotherapy services. As a therapist, consultant, and trainer, Dr. Salazar has been working closely with international humanitarian and development organizations to help strengthen resilience for professionals working in challenging environments. Dr. Salazar holds a doctoral degree from the George Washington University, and a specialization in Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

Sessions
Dr. Salazar will present two 60-minute sessions on Saturday, October 24, at 12:30 – 1:30 pm EDT (part 1) and 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT (part 2) titled:

No Longer the ‘Third Wheel’: Overcoming the Challenges of Working with Interpreters in the Mental Health Encounter

Interpreting in mental health settings poses unique challenges that require advanced training and the skills of both the interpreter and clinician. In recent years, there has been a dramatic global effort and progress toward the destigmatization of the use of mental health care services. It’s imperative that clinicians and interpreters find ways to work in close collaboration to increase access and improve outcomes of mental health services for limited-English individuals. The speaker will discuss guidelines relevant to training and delivery of services for the successful integration of an interpreter in psychotherapy.

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 mission is to help organizations develop an energetic, diverse workforce fully prepared to address health inequities and disparities.  Dr. Spivey was the first Chair of the Connecticut Commission on Health Equity, and the New England Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) which was the first of 10 such Councils across the country created by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health.   Earlier in her career, Marie moved from her former position as the CEO of the Charter Oak Terrace/Rice Heights Health Center to join the CT Department of Public Health as its first Bureau Chief of Community Health. She is a Visiting Professor at the UConn Health Center in Pediatrics, Community Medicine and Healthcare, the Center of Excellence in Health Disparities Research, and the Center for Public Health and Health Policy. During Dr. Spivey’s tenure as Hartford Hospital’s first African American Vice President of Community Involvement, she was responsible for the organization’s expanded participation into the Greater Hartford communities through its Community Benefit programs and its mobile van Health Star.  She also served as the hospital’s loaned executive to become the CEO of the Learning Corridor – and as such launched Hartford’s first 16-acre campus of 4 magnet schools and a performing arts theater. Marie utilizes her expertise by supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives in her role as an active member of the Connecticut League of Nursing.

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

http://www.levallauris.com/

http://www.levallauris.com/photo-gallery.php

Venue at the Tree Lined Gazebo

Menu (choose one of each section on site)

Soup and salad

  • Soup of the day
  • Caesar Salad with Reggiano parmesan
  • Bundle of Fresh Asparagus Dijon Mustard Dressing

Main course

  • Seared Lake Superior White Fish Served on a Bed of Sautéed Spinach and a Dijon Mustard Mousseline
  • Organic Vegetarian Medley of Vegetable Ravioli, Tomato and Basil Sauce
  • Grilled Prime Hanger Steak with Black Pepper and Mashed Potato
  • Grilled Duck Breast served pink, with Orange Zest Sauce, Potato cake and spinach

Dessert

  • Profiteroles
  • Vanilla Crème Brulee
  • Trio of Sorbets

Rolls and butter

Beverages: on a no-host basis, no beverages except Desert Springs tap water (cash and carry)

RSVP by October 10, 2019 using the following link:

https://paypal.me/pools/c/8fktesucHK

Cost: $80, including tax and gratuity

Payment is non-refundable and is expected at time of registration.

Please register early, since seating is limited.

Questions?

Contact Natalia Abarca at nabarca@ocde.us

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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