Interpreting for Cancer Genetics - REGISTRATION CLOSED

  • 10 Sep 2016
  • 8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • California Pacific Medical Center (Pacific Campus)
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Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

Presenter: Julie Burns

California Pacific Medical Center (Pacific Campus)

2333 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115

(Main Entrance)

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

ParkingMedical Center Parking Garage  at 2401 Clay Street. (entrance on Clay St, cross street Webster). Or, there is limited street meter parking. (parking is at own expense)

Registration: Thru 9/5/16  After 9/5/16

CHIA-Member  $80.00           $100.00

Non-Member $100.00            $120.00

Pre-registration on-line is required


Contact Info:    Margaret  Loo

CEU Information:

CCHI: 4 Instructional hours

ATA: 4 Continuing Education points

IMIA / NBCMI accept CEUs approved by CCHI and ATA.

Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

8:45 a.m   Sign-in and refreshments

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Training

Includes 15 minute 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.

Julie Burns

Julie is a veteran interpreter trainer, Spanish interpreter and translator who provides professional trainings to prepare bilingual individuals to work as interpreters in hospital and clinic settings. She also offers continuing education workshops for professional development and stress management for interpreters.

Julie has over 20 years experience in the fields of health care interpreting and translating, as well as extensive experience in health care education and training both in Latin America and the U.S. She is former director of the Bridging the Gap Interpreter Training Program and has trained thousands of interpreters. Julie has served as board member and member of the Standards, Training and Certification Committee of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), the International Medical Interpreter’s Association (IMIA) and the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA). To contact Julie, please visit her website at 

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