Interpreting Profanity, Insulting and Embarrassing Language, Euphemisms, Slang and Idioms in Health Care
Presenter: Alvaro Vergara-Mery, PhD, CMI
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
UC San Francisco
1701 Divisadero St, Ste. 110
San Francisco, CA 94115
It will be Spanish-specific and is a 6-hour training.
8:30 am – sign-in
9 am – 12:15 (with 15 minute break)
12:15 - 1 p.m. (“taco bar” lunch provided)
1 p.m. to 4:15 pm (one 15-minute break)
Street parking is available on Saturdays
CHIA Member: $110 through through Sept. 12 ($140 after)
Non-Member: $140 through Sept. 12 ($170 after)
This training has been approved for the following:
CCHI: 6 Instructional Hours
NBCMI accepts CCHI CEUs
You must be present the entire length of the workshop to earn pre-approved CEUs, there is no partial credit.
This workshop will invite the audience to actively participate in various scenarios to understand the meaning, context, intonation, and cultural differences and nuances, as well as other implications of insulting, embarrassing and profane language, as well as idioms and slang terms in the healthcare setting. Participants will be empowered to render more accurate equivalents without distorting, embellishing or changing the original meaning. This workshop will invite the audience to actively participate in various scenarios (Spanish to English, English to Spanish), crafted from real life encounters in the medical setting and collected from years of experience. Participant discretion is advised. This is an advanced level training in English <> Spanish.
Alvaro Vergara-Mery, PhD, CMI is a Senior Medical Interpreter at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is in charge of interpreter education and training, language proficiency, cultural competence, translation and curriculum design. He has extensive experience as a practicing medical interpreter in a Level I Trauma center that serves a large population of Spanish-speaking patients and he is nationally recognized for his advanced level workshops for medical interpreters. He is also a Bridging the Gap certified trainer and a cultural and language access consultant.
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