Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

  • 21 Apr 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center 7601 E. Imperial Highway Downey, CA 90242


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Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

Michelle Scott, RN, MA
CHIA Vice President

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 E. Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242 

Google Map Directions: The building and meeting room number and directions will be included with the confirmation of your registration.

Parking Free parking in parking structure.

Registration: Thru 4/17/17  After 4/17/17

CHIA-Member  $80.00           $100.00

Non-Member $100.00            $120.00

Pre-registration online is required.  We ask that you specify your language so that we may prepare handouts which are available in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.  Interpreters for other languages may use the English materials.

Contact Info:  

Beverly Treumann

CEU Information:

CCHI: 4 Instructional hours

ATA: 4 Continuing Education points

IMIA / NBCMI accept CEUs approved by CCHI and ATA.

Interpreting for Cancer Genetics

11:45 a.m   Sign-in

12:00 to 4:15 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.

Presenter bio:

Michelle Scott is a bilingual (Spanish) Registered Nurse and founder of Voices For Health, Inc. (est. 1997), a small business with offices in Michigan and California. In addition to the administrative tasks of growing this language agency from a local leader to a nationally recognized venture, she has experience in medical interpreting, medical translation project management, interpreter training, multilingual research projects, and film production. She has bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Nursing and a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology, all from Michigan State University. Her professional nursing background includes supervising a migrant clinic, coordinating migrant camp outreach programs and providing maternal support services to underprivileged populations. Ms. Scott promotes professionalism in medical interpreting through leadership in language associations and conference presentations. Currently, she is working to develop video content for, a new virtual conference website providing instant access to self-guided continuing education for medical interpreters and translators.

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