Save the Date! CA Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) hosts 14th Annual Educational Conference

March 21-22, 2014 at the Holiday Inn (Capitol Plaza-Sacramento: 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)

Update 9/25/13:

The deadline is fast approaching to submit proposals for presentations for the CHIA 2014 Annual Education Conference, The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Interpreting. The two-day event is set for March 21-22 at the Holiday Inn – Capitol Plaza in Sacramento.

Here’s a link to the Call for Presentations, which is also attached and posted on the CHIA website,

IMPORTANT: The deadline for submissions is Monday Sept. 30, 2013.

A limited number of slots are available for presentations. We are seeking proposals that focus on:

  • Methods of learning terminology and healthcare concepts
  • Interpreting in specific medical specialties
  • Language-specific content
  • Healthcare interpreting for ASL interpreters
  • Interpreting skills in consecutive, sight translation, and simultaneous modes
  • Interpreting for refugees and/or in languages of lesser diffusion
  • Healthcare reform and language access including new job opportunities for interpreters in care coordination
  • Roles and work for contract interpreters, freelance, staff interpreters, translators and bilingual employees
  • Applications of technology that improve access to care, interpreter training and on-the-job tools for working interpreters

Proposals and questions should be submitted to Conference Chair José García,

Update 10/1/13:
The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Friday, October 4, 2013. Proposals and questions should be submitted to Conference Chair José García,