Regionalisms / Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

  • 09 Apr 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Madera, CA


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Interpreting Skills Workshop


Presenter:  Ana Meyer, CHI


Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

Presenter:  Jose Garcia, CHI

Date:         Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Location: Valley Children’s Hospital

Room G150 A&B

9300 Valley Children’s Place

                        Madera, California 93636

                        Parking is in the adjacent garage & is free

Schedule:      8:00 am – sign-in & refreshments

                        8:30 am – 10:30 pm – Regionalisms

                        10:30 – 10:45 am - Break

                        10:45 am – 12:45 pm – Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

                        12:45 – 1:30 pm lunch (on your own)

                        1:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

                        2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break

Registration:   CHIA-Member $90.00

                        Non-Member  $110.00          


Contact Info:   Interpreter Services Station #1 (559) 353-3000 Ext. 22445

CEU Information:        

Regionalisms: PENDING

Interpreting for Cancer Genetics:       PENDING

You must be present the entire length of the workshop to earn pre-approved CEUs, there is no partial credit.


The course was designed based on the vast terminology in the Spanish language countries and the difference in terms used by interpreters and the common errors interpreted based on unfamiliar regional terms.  Interpreters will learn how to identify the linguistic features peculiar to a particular region which is not part of the standard language of such country.

Presenter: Ana Meyer, CHITM

Ana Meyer, a Certified Healthcare Interpreter and a graduate of California State University, Fresno, with a double major in Spanish and Journalism. She has been working as a professional interpreter for the last ten years. Ms. Meyer has worked as a trainer with California Healthcare Interpreter Association (CHIA), and several hospitals.

Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

Genetics is a broad and complex subject. Some interpreters may have received classes on genetics as part of high school or college biology, while others may know nothing about genetics at all. This introductory class is designed to give a basic overview of the key concepts in genetics in general, and cancer genetics specifically. The training was designed by Cynthia E. Roat, MPH; Galen Joseph, PhD; Claudia Guerra, MSW; Janice Cheng, PhD; Robin Lee, LCGC; and Karlena Lara-Otero, PhD; with funding from The University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Give Breast Cancer the Boot. 

Presenter: Jose Garcia, CHITM

José García was born and raised in México City. He graduated as Cirujano Dentista (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México” in 1986.

José started his training in healthcare interpreting in 2004 when started working as an Interpreter and Translator at Mammoth Hospital. José was in charge of the development and implementation of the hospital’s Interpreter Services Policy and Program, which included a comprehensive training program for healthcare interpreters. In 2007, he completed the TOT for Connecting Worlds Training for Healthcare Interpreters, and developed a complete course of medical terminology in Spanish to complement the trainings he provides. José received the CHIA Interpreter of the Year Award in 2010, and has been a CHIA Board member since 2007. He was recently elected CHIA’s President-Elect in 2013.

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