MED Talks – February 6

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Med Talks

The ATA Medical Division is excited to announce its first MED Talk of the year on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

MED Talks are the new ATA Medical Division content-based presentation series, free and open to all Medical Division members!



Topic: Communicative Autonomy and the Healthcare Interpreter

Speaker: María Baker, CT, CMI, CHI™-Spanish

Description: What is communicative autonomy? As a healthcare interpreter and part of the healthcare team, what does communicative autonomy have to do with you? How does it relate to ethical principles? We will discuss these and other important questions in our Med-Talk, as well as ways to help our patients and providers keep their communicative  autonomy intact. Come ready to share opinions and experiences!

About the Speaker: María Baker completed her BA in TESOL in Argentina in 2010, and her MA in Spanish and TESOL at West Virginia University in 2013. Passionate about professional development, she has 10 years of experience in interpreting and translation. María became a CMI in 2014 and a CHI™ in 2018. She obtained her EN>ES ATA certification in 2021. She has conducted training for healthcare providers on interpreting and delivered workshops for interpreters. She is Vice President of the Interpreters and Translators Association of Alabama. María volunteers in the Social Media Committee of the Spanish Language Division and the Professional Development and PR Committees at the ATA.

To register, please fill out this Google form by February 5th. Contact us if you have any questions regarding this event at

This event is for members of the ATA Medical Division only. Not a member yet? Please visit

We can’t wait to see you on February 6th!

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