Upcoming course: INTERPRETING CULTURE: FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL INTERPRETERS

When: Saturday  March 18th 2017 from 10am to 12pm.
Where: United Way of Miami,  3250 SW 3rd. Ave., Miami, Fl  33129

Presenter: Izabel E. T. de V. Souza, M.Ed., CMI-Spa, Ph.D.
Dr. Souza (formerly Arocha), M.Ed., CMI-Spanish, PhD. is a passionate global advocate for language access in health care. She works as a certified interpreter (Conference, Legal, Medical, Community, Escort) and interpreter educator at several universities (Boston University, Cambridge College, Osaka University). Dr. Souza has several published articles on topics related to interpreting, intercultural mediation, and language access. Dr. Souza served as president and executive director of the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and was responsible for launching the first national accredited medical interpreter certification program in the United States. Dr. Souza served as Secretary General for the International Federation of Translators, a federation of over a hundred associations worldwide. She has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of interpreters, and provides consulting services at www.drsouza.org.


The Course:

This workshop will showcase the results of an international doctoral study exploring the perspectives of 456 medical interpreters from 25 different countries, with respect to bridging the cultural gap between providers and patients. Cultural differences pose certain complexities in the interpreter’s work. This study focuses the practitioners’ perspectives about interpreting culture and how this affects the provision of culturally and linguistically competent care indifferent healthcare settings. How are interpreters working with healthcare providers to address cultural issues? What are the strategies utilized? What are the advantages and disadvantages of their interventions? How aware are they of the cultures for which they are interpreting? Do interpreters consider themselves truly bicultural and are they even equipped to provide intercultural mediation? What are the outcomes of their intervention? The workshop shares the study results and engages the audience to learn new evidence-based interpreting paradigms. The workshop also explores the role of the medical or healthcare interpreter in providing culturally competent care.

Credits:  CCHI 2 CE, IMIA 0.2 CEU,  ATA 2.0 CE
(There are NO credits from CICRP (Florida Courts)).
Cost:   FREE for members of ATIF and MDC full time students of the T&I program.
Capacity:     In person: 20 attendees.
Online: unlimited.
Register HERE

Start:
March 18, 2017 10:00 AM
End:
March 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Location:
United Way of Miami
3250 SW 3rd. Ave.
Miami FL United States
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