CANCELLED - I Haven't Had My Sex Reassignment Surgery Yet: Interpreting for Gender Non-conforming Patients

  • 12 Nov 2016
  • 12:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Santa Rosa, CA


I Haven't Had My Sex Reassignment Surgery Yet:  Interpreting for Gender Non-conforming Patients

Spanish language only

Presenter:  Alvaro Vergara-Mery, PhD, CMI

Saturday, Nov. 12 2016

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Third Floor “ Board Room”
3883 Airway Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

It will be Spanish-specific and is a 4-hour training.

12 noon - 12:30 p.m. sign-in
12:30 - 4:30 p.m. training

Street parking is available on Saturdays

CHIA Member:  $80 through through Nov. 6 ($100 after)

Non-Member:  $100 through Nov. 6 ($120 after)

This training has been approved for the following:

CCHI: 4 Instructional Hours

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

Interpreting for gender non-conforming patients presents significant challenges especially in languages like Spanish where words have a gender. Medical interpreters will learn to use special techniques and interventions to convey the original meaning in its full sense so that the clinical importance of the session is preserved. This 4-hour workshop includes real-life scenarios that address the difficulties of finding specific and appropriate terminology applicable to this population and of being sensitive to the patient’s gender identity. This is an advanced level training with examples in English and Spanish.    

Alvaro Vergara-Mery, PhD, CMI is CHIA’s 2016 Trainer of the Year Award recipient and a Certified Medical Interpreter and trainer in the Cultural and Linguistic Services Department 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 certified trainer and a cultural and language access consultant.

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