Full List of Upcoming Workshops Offered by the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA)

From the CHIA newsletter:

Below is our updated schedule of CHIA Trainings for this fall.   Please note: The Palliative Care workshop scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27, has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 8.

Registration is online only at www.chiaonline.org .

Oct. 18 – Simultaneous Interpreting, a four-hour skill-building workshop that is open to all languages and aims to provide challenging exercise and preparation techniques to improve simultaneous interpreting skills. Bring a recording device! Presenter: Johanna Parker. Two sessions: 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., UCSF Osher Center, San Francisco.

Oct. 26 – Palliative Care for Healthcare Interpreters, a daylong workshop that includes activities that allow interpreters to review and practice skills such as sight translation and consecutive and simultaneous interpreting while helping them learn more about palliative care as a new and rapidly growing field in medicine. Presenter: Carmen Castro Rojas. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., John Muir Medical Center, Concord.

Nov. 2 – Oncology and Radiology Terminology in Spanish. During this 2-hour presentation participants will learn about medical terminology in Spanish related to Oncology and Radiology, including a brief review of the human body and terminology related to symptoms, testing, diagnostics and surgical interventions. Presenter: José García. 9 – 11 a.m., Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, Santa Rosa.

NEW DATENov. 8 – Palliative Care for Healthcare Interpreters, a daylong workshop that includes activities that allow interpreters to review and practice skills such as sight translation and consecutive and simultaneous interpreting while helping them learn more about palliative care as a new and rapidly growing field in medicine. Presenter: Carmen Castro Rojas. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., UCSF Osher Center, San Francisco.

Please register at www.chiaonline.org

The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) Mentorship Program Seeks Mentors

From the IMIA newsletter:

The IMIA Mentorship Program Seeks Mentors!

How can I become a mentor?

Mentors usually learn a lot from each experience and most volunteer and do not charge for their services. If you are interested in being a mentor please email your resume to info@imiaweb.org.  Upon acceptance, your name and email would be posted on our Mentorship Program page for future mentees to join.

Required qualifications include:

1)  Being a practicing professional medical interpreter
2)  Successfully completed a medical interpreter training program of at least 40 hours
3)  Successfully passed a medical interpreter performance test
4)  Over 5 years of experience as a medical interpreter in several settings\\ IMPORTANT – Signed Mentorship Agreement http://www.imiaweb.org/uploads/pages/140..pdf and emailed to Mentorships@imiaweb.org or faxed to 866-406-IMIA (4642)

Preferred qualifications include:

5)  Educational background in Translation and/or Interpreting of more than 40 hours, such as a College Certificate or Degree
6) Experience as a preceptor or mentor
7) Experience as an interpreter manager or educator
8) Experience and training in Mental Health

If you have any questions, please email Anarella Celitti, Supervisor of the IMIA Mentorship Program, at Mentorships@imiaweb.org