Upcoming events

    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Rancho Los Amigos
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    Introduction to Interpreting Roles and Ethics in Healthcare

    Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

    1pm-3pm

    Presenters

    Yeonha Teresa Hwang, LAc, OMD, Healthcare Interpreter at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

    Beverly Treumann, CHITM, CMI, Program and Quality Assurance Director, Health Care Interpreter Network

    With special introduction by Victoria Alvarenga RN, BSN, CRRN, Clinical Instructor, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

    Location

    Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
    7601 E. Imperial Highway
    Downey, CA 90242

    Registration

    CHIA Member/Non-Member  $20  
         

    Online registration is required. No registration onsite. 

    Registration to this event constitutes an agreement to CHIA's Photography, Filming and Social Media Policy, including use and distribution of image or voice of attendee in photographs, video and audio for marketing or educational purposes.

    CEU Information

    • CCHI: 2.0 hours approved (ID #08747)
    • IMIA/NBCMI: Pending
    • RID: Credit available via PINRA. Email Holly Vezina at norcridcmp@gmail.com to request pre-approval no later than 1 week prior to the event.
    • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center designates this educational activity as follows: 

      Provider approved California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #00786 for 2 Contact hours

    Attendees must be present for the entire training in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance with CEUs. Attendance certificates will be emailed to participants following the training.

    DHS County employees wear County badges. All others should present proof of online registration received from this website (printed or visible on your smart phone).

    About the program

    After a brief presentation about patients' rights to language access services, the importance of trained and qualified interpreters, and how the publication, CALIFORNIA STANDARDS FOR HEALTHCARE INTERPRETERS: Ethical Principles, Protocols, and Guidance on Roles & Intervention, is structured to guide interpreters through the complex task of healthcare interpreting, participants will consult their own free copies of the booklet as they discuss common dilemmas in small groups.  Bring your own anecdotes about challenging situations.  This session can be helpful to individuals preparing for certification and for experienced interpreters seeking a review of fundamentals. A CHIA Standards booklet will be available for all attendees. 

    Who should attend this session?

    Individuals who are new to the field, ASL interpreters new to healthcare interpreting, individuals responsible for ensuring that their interpreters have training in ethics and roles, professional interpreters preparing for national certification, and attendees who want to attend a session in which they will have ample opportunity to talk with other interpreters about ethical dilemmas.

    Host info

    This program is hosted by Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Their employees will make up the primary audience.

    Registration questions
    education@chiaonline.org



    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    Whole-Hearted Interpreting For Half-a-Heart Babies

    Presenter:  Nancy Ramirez

    Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members

    NOTE: Once you pay, you will automatically receive an email with an additional step to follow to complete your registration. Be sure to check your spam/junk/clutter folder if you do not find it in your inbox.

    CEUs:  

    • CCHI: Pending
    • IMIA: Pending
    • RID: This webinar is pre-approved for RID credit (via PINRA). There is an additional $10 cost for this, which the attendee will pay directly to NorCRID. Email norcridcmp@gmail.com for pre-approval.

    Description: 

    This presentation will introduce interpreters to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HLHs incident is approximately 1 in 10,000 live births in the US. Interpreters will explore normal heart blood flow, and how the heart flow changes due to HLHS. Furthermore, we will look at the end result of the heart flow after the three stage palliative surgical treatment that most HLHS patients undergo. We will also explore and decipher the most commonly use medical acronyms for HLHS.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand normal heart blood flow and how HLHS changes it.

    2. Understand what treatments options are presented to parents.

    3. Decipher the most commonly use medical acronyms for HLHS.

    Presenter Bio

    Nancy Ramirez is Diversity Services Lead at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has worked at CHLA for 16 years in different departments throughout CHLA. Eight years ago, she found her home at Diversity Services. And shortly after, she was assigned as the Spanish interpreter for the Heart Institute where she worked for seven years. She is Native Guatemalan and came to the US as a teenager. She is a CHI™ Spanish- Certified Healthcare Interpreter™ and a board member for CHIA.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Humboldt University. Furthermore she is one of the contributors for Mastering Patient & Family Education, A Healthcare Handbook for Success by Lori C. Marshall.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sacramento, CA
    • 38
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    Interpreting for Chemical Dependency Patients

    Presenter: Judit Marin

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 
    Sign-in 8:45 AM
    Training from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Location

    Sutter Square Galleria

    2901 K St

    Sacramento, CA 95816

    Parking

    Free, adjacent to building

    Registration

       Thru 9/29/18   After 9/29/18
     CHIA-Member  $60  $75
     Non-Member  $75  $90

    Online registration is required. No registration onsite. 

    Registration to this event constitutes an agreement to CHIA's Photography, Filming and Social Media Policy, including use and distribution of image or voice of attendee in photographs, video and audio for marketing or educational purposes.

    CEU Information

    • CCHI: 3.0 hours approved, 1.25 performance-based (ID #07716)
    • IMIA/NBCMI: 0.1 CEUs approved, additional CEUs requested (ID #18-1283)
    • RID: Credit available via PINRA. Email Holly Vezina at norcridcmp@gmail.com to request pre-approval no later than one week prior to the event date.

    Attendees must be present for the entire training in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance with CEUs. Attendance certificates will be emailed to participants following the training.

    Description

    The purpose of this workshop is to introduce healthcare interpreters to medical terminology specifically related to chemical dependency and to the challenges interpreters face when interpreting for patients in this medical specialty. The following topics will be presented:

    • Most commonly abused prescription and non-prescription drugs, and other substances
    • Specific vocabulary related to chemical dependency (pill mill, doctor shopping, uppers/downers, enabler/codependent, binge drinking, gateway drug, etc.)   
    • Types and logistics of appointments: group therapy, simultaneous interpretation equipment, etc.
    • Challenges interpreters face: lack of training, complexity of language (slang, high/low register)
    • Challenges patients face in chemical dependency: medical, psychological, social, legal, financial, etc.

    Learning objectives

      • Define and discuss specific vocabulary related to chemical dependency-      
      • Classify the most commonly abused prescription and non-prescription drugs, and other substances
      • Identify skills interpreters need to successfully interpret in chemical dependency settings 
      • Describe the complexity of the chemical dependency appointment-      
      • List and share resources to improve vocabulary related to chemical dependency

        Speaker bio

        Judit Marin is a freelance Spanish interpreter, translator, and trainer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an ATA certified (English>Spanish) translator and a California Certified Medical Interpreter. She holds a M.A. in Spanish from U.C. Santa Barbara and a B.A. degree in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. She currently serves as NCTA Vice President and Continuing Education Director. She received the CHIA Interpreter of the Year Award at the CHIA Annual Conference in 2018. Follow her on Twitter @juditoak.

        Registration questions
        education@chiaonline.org

        Host contact info
        Claudia Ribota Lindgren: sofia31901@msn.com

        • 08 Nov 2018
        • 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
        • Online Webinar

        "Basic Principles for Medical Interpreters"

        Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 from 10:00am-11:30am PT

        Webinar

        Presenter: Lourdes Cerna, CMI

        • 17 Nov 2018
        • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • San Francisco, CA

        "Vicarious Trauma" & "Disaster Preparedness"

        Saturday, November 17, 2018

        San Francisco, CA

        Presenters: Mila Golovine & Julie Burns

        CCHI, IMIA/NBCMI and RID credits will be available!

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      12 Jan 2017 Taking Care of Your Money Maker: Voice Care and Prevention of Voice Disorders for Professional Interpreters
      09 Dec 2016 Interpreting in Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services
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      12 Nov 2016 CANCELLED - I Haven't Had My Sex Reassignment Surgery Yet: Interpreting for Gender Non-conforming Patients
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