Partnerships that bring results are everyone’s goal. Achieving that is a dream come true.
Working together with Izabel Arocha and Habib Serrano (IMIA), and Sonia Martinez (JMH) ATIF helped organize IMIA’s First National Interpreters Administrators Symposium at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. It was a 2-day event (March 18-19) that attracted professionals from all around the country. Maybe the best way to gauge the Symposium’s success is the reaction of attendees who left asking about the “next one,” and the fact that a Second National Interpreters Administrators Symposium is already schedule to take place at the University of California in Irvine, in 2012.
The Symposium afforded us the opportunity to make closer contact with Julio Mariaca, from the Glades Initiative, and Habib Serrano, IMIA’s Florida Representative. We are discussing more events around the State of Florida, geared to community interpreting, medical interpreting and translation.
We are very thankful to our volunteers: Martine Douge, Linda Dunlap, Manuel Escamilla, Rebecca Lester, Gloria Rodriguez and specially Ofelia Sorzano. You made the difference!
Sunday, March 20, ATIF held a 4-hour workshop on consecutive interpreting in the legal setting. The workshop was lead by Dr. Michael Powers at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. FIU’s Translation and Interpretation Program is a de facto supporter and sponsor of ATIF and facilitated the venue for the event. Mike’s workshop was a huge success and drew professionals from many areas of the State. The workshop granted 4.6 Continuing Interpreter Education credits for the Florida Courts and 4 ATA Continuing Education Units.
Attendees left asking for more quality workshops on note-taking techniques and medical translation and interpreting. ATIF has already started conversations on the topics – more news on the subject coming in our newsletter .
ATIF’s next scheduled workshops are May 1st – Software Tips for Translators, May 21st – ATA Certification Exam Prep, and on June 21st we will be holding an ATA Certification Exam.
Mark your calendars!