Interpreting for Prenatal Genetics

  • 03 Aug 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • UC Davis Health, Sacramento, CA
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Interpreting for Prenatal Genetics

Presenter: Mateo Rutherford

Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • Sign-in 8:30-9 AM
  • Training from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Coffee & lunch will be provided.


UC Davis Health

Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y Street, Room 3015B (3d floor)

Sacramento, CA 95817

Parking & Public Transportation

Free parking is available along 49th and 50th streets, also in Lot 18. For more information:


  • CHIA Member $110.00
  • Non-Member $160.00

*Last day for registration is Thurs, 8/1/19. Online registration is required. No registration onsite.* 

Registration to this event constitutes an agreement to CHIA's Photography, Filming and Social Media Policy, including use and distribution of image or voice of attendee in photographs, video and audio for marketing or educational purposes.

CEU Information

  • CCHI: 6.0 hours (5 instructional, 1 performance-based)
  • IMIA/NBCMI: 0.6 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs (ID #18-1409)

Attendees must be present for the entire training in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance with CEUs. Attendance certificates will be emailed to participants following the training.


While interpreters should optimally have training in how genetics is applied in all areas of medicine, this 6-hour training will focus specifically on prenatal genetics. It covers basic concepts in genetics, prenatal genetic testing, the work of the genetic counselor and a variety of genetic conditions. Vocabulary exercises are complemented with a bilingual glossary of terms available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic and Traditional Chinese, and the course concludes with practice interpreting exercises based on dialogues. This course, designed by Cynthia Roat, is for interpreters who have already received basic training.

Presenter Bio

Mateo Rutherford has worked as the Supervisor, Administrative Director, and Technology & Systems Manager for Interpreting Services at UCSF Health since 2012. He holds a Master’s Degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California Berkeley (UCB) and a Master’s Degree in Spanish Interpretation & Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has worked as a freelance Spanish interpreter since 1987 throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States. He specializes in topics related to the life sciences and technology. His teaching and curriculum development experience includes Cell and Molecular Biology at UCB, HIV/STD prevention (CDC), Spanish Interpretation & Translation at UEES (Ecuador), Connecting Worlds (UC Davis) and Cancer Genetics (UCSD). Mateo also teaches in the Spanish Healthcare Interpreting Certificate program at CCSF (San Francisco) and lectures in the Nursing MA and MD programs at UCSF on language access and medical interpreting. Mateo is a CCHI Commissioner, a Spanish CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE INTERPRETER™ and serves on the Education Committee of CHIA.

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