Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

  • 16 Jul 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA 90806-1737


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Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

Presenter: Blake DeLong

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

2801 Atlantic Avenue | Long Beach, CA 90806

Meeting room information will be sent to all who pre-register online.

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ParkingVisitor Parking Garage and Lot are located off Memorial Medical Center Dr. and are open

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Registration: Thru 7/10/16  After 7/10/16

CHIA-Member  $80.00           $100.00

Non-Member $100.00            $120.00

Pre-registration on-line is required


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CEU Information:

CCHI: 4 Instructional hours

ATA: 4 Continuing Education points

IMIA / NBCMI accept CEUs approved by CCHI and ATA.

Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

8:30 a.m   Sign-in and refreshments

9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.   Training

11 - 11:15   Break

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.

Blake DeLong is a National Board Certified Medical Interpreter. He has worked full time as a Spanish interpreter and translator at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) since 2012.  His professional experience includes extensive interpreting in medical and community settings.  In addition to working as an interpreter, Blake works on freelance translation projects.  His translation work focuses primarily on legal, financial and business-related documents.   His educational experience includes a BA in Spanish and French and German from Chapman University, an MA in Translation and Interpretation (English-Spanish) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, a MA in French Literature from Middlebury College and University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, and a MA in Spanish Linguistics from Middlebury College in Madrid.  When not at the hospital or in front of his computer, he can be found playing sports on the beach, snowboarding, hiking and spending quality time with friends and family.  He also dedicates time to teaching Spanish and French to students of all ages and language levels.  

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