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    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virginia Mason Memorial (Yakima), Classrooms A and B
    • 45
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      NOTIS and Virginia Mason Memorial present

    Making the Tough Decisions
    A skills-building workshop
    on interpreter ethics in healthcare settings
     

    The world of the healthcare interpreter is fraught with difficult ethical dilemmas and the need for making in-the-moment decisions. For example, if a patient asks that certain information not be interpreted, do you keep it confidential even if the non-disclosure may harm the patient? Do you interpret everything accurately even when the message could impact or destroy the patient-provider relationship? Do you withdraw from a medical encounter that is too complicated for you when that means the patient will get no interpreter at all? How is an interpreter to decide?

    This workshop will introduce experienced healthcare interpreters to a process for thinking about these difficult situations and for quickly making ethical decisions about what to do.

    The class will begin with a quick review and comparison of two Codes of Ethics: the National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care and DSHS’ Interpreter, Translator, and Licensed Agency Personnel Code of Professional Conduct. Participants will then learn the ethical decision-making model included in the California Healthcare Interpreting Association’s Standards of Practice. Concrete examples will be used to show how to apply the model to real-life situations. Finally, participants will break up into small groups, each of which will have an ethical dilemma to consider. Groups will apply the CHIA model to the dilemma and come up with one or several acceptable responses to the dilemma. These will then be shared with the larger group for consideration and, if there is time, for further discussion.

    Who is teaching?     
    Cindy Roat
    is a national consultant and trainer with 23 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreter Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general.


    When?
      Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Check-in at 9:00 am.
    PLEASE ARRIVE AT 9:00 to sign in.
    Class from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

    Where?  Virginia Mason Memorial, Classrooms A and B
    2811 Tieton Dr., Yakima, WA 98902

    Cost?  $25 NOTIS members, $40 Non-members (Join NOTIS at http://www.notisnet.org/join-us/ )  

    Registration? Via the web (before midnight on August 22nd
    Click the register button below and pay online.


    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.

    Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available.

    Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 60 applicants.

    Refunds? We regret that no refunds can be given after August 22nd. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before August 22nd.   

    Directions?  Directions to Virginia Mason Memorial can be found at https://www.yakimamemorial.org/patients-and-visitors.asp.

    Refreshments? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own coffee and snacks. If you choose to stay for workshop on culture brokering in the afternoon, there is a cafeteria at the hospital where you may purchase lunch.

    CE credits?  Two (2) credits have been approved from the ATA.
    Two (2) Ethics CE credits for this workshop have been
    approved from the Washington State DSHS (Please note that certified interpreters need at least 1 ethics credit per year to maintain their certification). Two credits have also been requested from the Washington State AOC, CCHI.
    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else?  If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at cindy.roat@alumni.williams.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Virginia Mason Memorial (Yakima), Classrooms A and B
    • 48
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    NOTIS and Virginia Mason Memorial present

    Culture Brokering for Health Care Interpreters

    Culture is a complex force in our lives. Often unperceived, it nonetheless shapes how we experience the world and how we choose to respond to it. As interpreters, we deal in every interaction with multiple cultures: our own, that of the provider, that of the patient, that of the healthcare system. Mostly these interactions go just fine, but at times cultural differences can lead to a breakdown in communication and care. When this happens, it is often only the interpreter who can see both sides of the cultural divide.

    What is the role of the interpreter when cultural differences hinder clear communication in health care? Intervene? Do nothing? Are we anthropologists? Are we black boxes? How do we avoid imposing our own cultural norms on patient and provider?

    This workshop will help participants raise their awareness of how culture comes into play in healthcare encounters, how unaddressed cultural differences can lead to communication breakdowns, and how inappropriate intervention can lead to stereotyping. Both the
    National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care and DSHS’ Interpreter, Translator, and Licensed Agency Personnel Code of Professional Conduct will be referenced, and concrete skills will be taught for dealing with cultural conflicts in interpreted encounters.

    Who is teaching?  Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 23 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreter Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general.

    When?  Saturday, August 25, 2018
    Check-in at 12:00 noon.
    PLEASE ARRIVE AT NOON to sign in.
    Class from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Where?  Virginia Mason Memorial, Classrooms A and B
    2811 Tieton Dr., Yakima, WA 98902

    Cost?  $40 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members (Join NOTIS at http://www.notisnet.org/join-us/ )  

    Registration?  Via the web (before midnight on August 22nd
    Click the register button below and pay online.

    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.

    Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available.

    Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 60 applicants.

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after August 22nd. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before August 22nd.   

    Directions? Directions to Virginia Mason Memorial can be found at https://www.yakimamemorial.org/patients-and-visitors.asp.

    Refreshments? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own coffee and snacks. If you choose to come for workshop on ethical decision-making in the morning, there is a cafeteria at the hospital where you may purchase lunch.

    CE credits? Four CE credits have been approved from the ATA, the Washington State DSHS.
    Four CE credits for this workshop have been requested from the Washington State AOC, CCHI.
    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at cindy.roat@alumni.williams.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Room G-1006
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     NOTIS and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    present

    Making the Tough Decisions
    A skills-building workshop
    on interpreter ethics in healthcare settings

    What is this?  The world of the healthcare interpreter is fraught with difficult ethical dilemmas and the need for making in-the-moment decisions. For example, if a patient asks that certain information not be interpreted, do you keep it confidential even if the non-disclosure may harm the patient? Do you interpret everything accurately even when the message could impact or destroy the patient-provider relationship? Do you withdraw from a medical encounter that is too complicated for you when that means the patient will get no interpreter at all? How is an interpreter to decide?

    This workshop will introduce experienced healthcare interpreters to a process for thinking about these difficult situations and for quickly making ethical decisions about what to do.

    The class will begin with a quick review and comparison of two Codes of Ethics: the National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care and DSHS’ Interpreter, Translator, and Licensed Agency Personnel Code of Professional Conduct. Participants will then learn the ethical decision-making model included in the California Healthcare Interpreting Association’s Standards of Practice. Concrete examples will be used to show how to apply the model to real-life situations. Finally, participants will break up into small groups to consider specific ethical dilemmas. Groups will apply the CHIA model and come up with one or several acceptable responses to the dilemma. These will then be shared with the larger group for consideration and, if there is time, for further discussion.

    Who is teaching?  Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 23 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs.

    Yuliya Speroff is a Russian-English CoreCHI™ and DSHS-certified healthcare interpreter. Yuliya first started interpreting 10 years ago in her hometown of Novosibirsk, Russia and has since interpreted in a variety of settings – from a fighter jet factory to a live brain surgery, and most recently at a number of hospitals in Seattle. Yuliya also holds an MA in Business Management and is certified as both an English and a Russian language instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Yuliya’s The Medical Interpreter Blog focuses on providing medical interpreters with resources and information for continuous professional development.

    When?  Monday, August 27, 2018
    Check-in at 6:00 pm.
    PLEASE ARRIVE AT 6:00 to sign in.
    Class from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Where?  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    825 Eastlake Ave E., Seattle 98109, Room G-1006

    Cost? $25 NOTIS members, $40 Non-members 
    (Join NOTIS at http://www.notisnet.org/join-us/ )  

    Registration?  Click the register button below to pay online. Registration will close at midnight on August 22nd. Space is limited to the first 45 applicants.

    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.

    Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available.

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after August 22nd. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before August 22nd.   

    Directions? Directions to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance can be found at https://www.seattlecca.org/locations/scca-south-lake-union. The training room is on the 1st floor of the clinic.  Enter through the main door on Aloha Street, turn right and you will see the door to the conference room.

    Parking is available in the underground garage for an all-day fee of $16. There is metered street parking along Yale, Valley and Minor streets and free street parking north of the clinic on Eastlake and Fairview. After 5:00 on weeknights, street parking is fairly available.  

    Refreshments?  In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own coffee and snacks.

    CE credits? Two (2) credits have been approved from the Washington State AOC, and the ATA. Two (2) Ethics CE credits for this workshop have been approved from the Washington State DSHS (Please note that certified interpreters need at least 1 ethics credit per year to maintain their certification). Two credits have been requested from CCHI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at cindy.roat@alumni.williams.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83706
    Register


    Come celebrate the end of the summer with a rare Western Idaho NOTIS event! Meet local colleagues for drinks, snacks, networking, and conversation. NOTIS Board members Olga Cuzmanov (Boise) and Shelley Fairweather-Vega (Seattle) will be there to answer your questions about the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society. All translators and interpreters (students included) are welcome.

    Look for the private room at Smoky Mountain Pizzeria and Grill (Parkcenter Boulevard location, near BSU).

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Jackson Hall, Multicare Tacoma General
    • 69
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    NOTIS presents

    Sight Translation and Glossary Building

    This double session will focus on two topics of interest to all professional interpreters: sight translation and glossary building.

    We start by reviewing the protocols and techniques for sight translation: a skill which is much harder than most people suppose and which we interpreters are often asked to apply to documents which are too long and too technical. When is sight translation appropriate, and when should you decline? How do you do that without providers getting upset? And once you accept the challenge, how do you create a reading that is both accurate and easy to listen to and understand? All these topics will be covered in this workshop, with practice as well.

    Our second focus of the day is glossaries. We will discuss the true purpose of glossaries to professional interpreters, as well as practice building effective glossaries. We will look at some free apps and software options that can help interpreters keep their terminology handy!

    This workshop is recommended for both novice and experienced interpreters. While we will use examples from the healthcare field, what you will learn will help you be a better interpreter in any venue.

     Sofía García-Beyaert, PhD. is an interpreter, interpreter trainer and researcher in language access policy. Co-author of the pioneering textbook The Community Interpreter® International Edition, Dr. García-Beyaert taught postgraduate and master’s classes on interpreting skills-building at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) before moving to Seattle. She now teaches Advanced Interpreter Skills at Bellevue College and organizes and facilitates trainings for interpreters at Arcos Institute.

    When? Saturday, September 8th, 2018
    Check-in at 9:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 9:30 to sign in.
    Class from 10:00am – 5:00pm, with one hour for lunch.

    Where?   Jackson Hall, Multicare Tacoma General Hospital, 314 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Tacoma, WA

    CE credits?  Six continuing education credits are approved from the ATA, the Washington State AOCSix continuing education credits are being requested from the Washington State DSHS, and CCHI. ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Cost? $60  NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).    

    Registration?   (before midnight on September 4th)
    Click the register button below to pay online.



    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available for this workshop.

    On-site registration might be available. Please check the website for confirmation. The fee for NOTIS members will be $75; the on-site fee for non-NOTIS members will be $100. There is no guarantee that there will be handouts available for anyone who does not pre-register.

    If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.  

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after September 4th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before September 4th.   

    Directions?  Tacoma General Hospital is located at 315 Martin Luther King Junior Way in Tacoma. Jackson Hall, where the training will take place, is located at 314, directly across the street from the main hospital.

    A map of the Tacoma General Campus can be found at
    http://www.multicare.org/tacoma-general-maps-parking/. Free parking with no time limit is available at the Baker Center Parking Garage, which is the brick building on MLK Way next to the garden courtyard. There is also free parking at the Fifth Street Garage.

    Lunch?  In order to keep the cost of this workshop low, no refreshments or lunch will be offered. There is a cafeteria in the hospital at which participants can purchase lunch.

    Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Sofia García-Beyaert at sofia@arcos.institute.  

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

      

    NOTIS is proud to team up with At The Inkwell to celebrate National Translation Month again this year with another free evening of readings by translators and lovers of translation! Join us at Vermillion in Seattle to meet passionate readers and writers, participate in the open mic, and celebrate diverse literature and the people who bring it to you.

    Words and Worlds In Translation honors the challenging and important task of bringing worlds and writers into the English language. We will also honor how writers and readers alike find joy and inspiration from translated words, worlds, and writers.

    Audience members are welcome to bring a short piece/excerpt of beloved translated work to read in an open mic format after the featured readers conclude and the celebration of their work and words continues.

    Featured readers: Eric Abrahamsen, Jalayna Carter, Erin Gilbert, Wendell Ricketts. Introduction by NOTIS vice president Shelley Fairweather-Vega.

    More information on the Facebook event page.

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • North Seattle College
    Register



    Tabling opportunities are available at NOTIS's popular Language & Job Fair, to be held the first afternoon of our two-day International Translation Day event. We expect up to 200 language professionals from Washington and neighboring states to attend.

    NOTIS welcomes exhibitors who:

    • Hire or contract with translators and interpreters
    • Work in localization, international marketing, publishing, cross-cultural communication, and related fields
    • Offer educational or advocacy programs aimed at language professionals
    • Offer volunteer opportunities to linguists

    Location: North Seattle College, room CC1161 (map to follow). Parking is FREE to all attendees.

    Register here to TABLE at the Fair. Simply attending the Fair is free to NOTIS members. To attend, please pick a registration option for International Translation Day fair and workshops.

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • North Seattle College
    Register



    In honor of International Translation Day, please join NOTIS for two days of translation and interpreting events. Don't miss this opportunity to meet your present and future colleagues and learn more about language careers!

    Friday, September 28 (2-5 p.m.): Exclusively for NOTIS members, our annual Language & Job Fair. Meet representatives from translation and interpreting agencies, other employers, educational organizations, and non-profits. Share your CV and learn about opportunities. Networking reception to follow.

    Saturday, September 29 (full day): Workshops for translators and interpreters on ethics, legal issues, terminology, technology, and more. The schedule below is subject to change - please check this space and your email for updates.


    **Please note that to attend Esther Navarro-Hall's Practical Technology for Interpreters, you must register separately, as space is limited. Register here.**

    Continuing education credits will be available for specific sessions on Saturday, pending approval, from ATA, WA AOC, OJC, DSHS, CA CIMCE and ID AOC. To earn your credits, you must sign in at the beginning of your session and stay until the end. We cannot make exceptions to this rule!

    WA AOC credits are now approved as follows:
    Practical Technology for Interpreters: 1.5 Professional CEU hours
    Handling High Pressure, High Profile Situations: 1.5 Professional CEU hours
    Many Faces of Interpreting: 1.5 General CEU hours

    Registration is open exclusively to NOTIS members until August 10. Not a member? Join today!


    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    • North Seattle College
    • 22
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    NOTIS offers a special workshop on interpreting technology presented by nationally-renowned expert Esther Navarro-Hall, including a demonstration of her signature Sim-Consec Technology. While this session is part of our International Translation Day weekend of events, you must register and pay for this session separately if you wish to attend. Attendance is limited to 40 people.

    Continuing education credits will be available for this and other sessions on Saturday, pending approval, from ATA, WA AOC, OJC, DSHS, CA CIMCE and ID AOC. To earn your credits, you must sign in at the beginning of your session and stay until the end. We cannot make exceptions to this rule!

    WA AOC credits: 1.5 Professional CEU hours

    Please register for the rest of the weekend's events at this link.

    Registration is open exclusively to NOTIS members until August 10. Not a member? Join today!


    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Confluence Health, Wenatchee
    • 36
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    NOTIS and Confluence Health present 

    Interpreting Cardiology for Spanish Interpreters (Spanish-Specific) 

    This 6-hour workshop will cover essential terminology of the heart and circulatory system in English and Spanish. We will study terms associated with the anatomy and function of the cardiovascular system, as well as the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. There will be ample opportunities to review and practice the material through written exercises and oral practice. This workshop will help you gain a deeper understanding of the function of the heart, and increase your ability to interpret the terminology related to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disorders. This is an excellent training for medical interpreters, both experienced and new, as well as court interpreters who may encounter these terms in their work.

    Joe Tein is a DSHS-certified medical interpreter and a Washington State certified court interpreter. He holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and is also a freelance medical translator, working from Spanish and Italian into English. Mr. Tein is the creator of the Washington State AOC Court Interpreters’ English-Spanish glossary of legal terms and is the second author of the most comprehensive Italian medical acronym website (www.gilbertolacchia.it/acromed.pdf). He has taught numerous classes and workshops for medical and court interpreters over the years, both in person and through online webinars. A participant in a recent class wrote, “Joe has a way of teaching a lot of material in an interesting manner that keeps the students engaged.”

    When?  Saturday, September 29, 2018
    Check-in at 8:30. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.

    Class from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m., with one hour for lunch

    Where?  Miller Street Conference Room, Confluence Health
    1000 Miller St, Wenatchee, WA

    Cost? $60  NOTIS members, $80 Non-members
    (Join NOTIS at http://www.notisnet.org/join-us/ )

    Registration?  Via the web (before midnight on September 25th)
    Click on the register button below to pay online.

    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.

    Online registration only. Mail in registration is not available.

    Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 50 applicants.

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after September 25th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before September 25th.

    Directions?  The Confluence Health facility where the training will take place is located at 1000 Miller St. in Wenatchee. Free parking is available right beside the building.

    Lunch? In order to offer this learning opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments or lunch will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and coffee, and there are various restaurants in the area for lunch.  

    CE credits? Six continuing education credits are approved from the Washington State DSHS, the Washington State AOC, ATA, and CCHI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    Anything else? If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Joe Tein at jbtein@gmail.com.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.
    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kadlec Medical Center, Tri-cities
    • 50

    The Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society presents
    The Vocabulary of Nephrology: SPANISH SPECIFIC (Hours TBD) by Joe Tein
    Workshop details coming soon!

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Folio (NEW LOCATION!), 93 Pike St. #307, Seattle, WA 98101


    Fall is conference season for translators, and literary translators are often called upon to speak about their work and the work of the authors they translate. Before heading off to ATA or ALTA this year, take an opportunity to practice your presentation by previewing it for your local colleagues. Not going to a translation conference this fall? Come experience a condensed version, no plane ticket required.

    Write to translation@fairvega.com if you'd like to get on the mini-program for this event. Time for presentations will depend on the number of presenters.

    Please note: this is our first event in Folio's new location in Pike Place Market.

    The Northwest Literary Translators, part of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society, meet the third Thursdays of most months at Folio, the Seattle Athenaeum. For more information, join our Facebook group.

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Webinar: Anatomy of a Deposition and How to Master This Niche
    By Elena Langdon

    Intended for experienced interpreters who want to branch out to a new area, this one-hour webinar will outline the procedures, expectations, and nuances of interpreting during a deposition or similar hearing. We will cover videoconferencing, how to make fast friends with the court reporter, dealing with "immigrant speak," and logistics. Preparation (and survival) strategies, vocabulary, and dos and don'ts will also be addressed. Some examples will be given in Portuguese, but the presentation is open to all. Depositions can be tricky; after this session you will feel more prepared and confident to tackle a new interpreting environment. 

    When?  Two options:

    • Participate in the live webinar on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., and have access to the recording through November 19, 2018,
    • Or watch a recording of the webinar any time between October 19 and November 19, 2018.

    Where?  GoToWebinar. The webinar address will be provided on the day of the event. Attendees will need access to a computer with internet and speakers to listen to the presentation. System requirements for GoToWebinar: https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2w010003

    Cost?  $25 NOTIS members, $40 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

    Registration?  Via the NOTIS website (by October 18th)

    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. Mail-in registration is not available for this workshop.  

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after October 18th. A $10 processing fee will apply for all refunds.

    CE credits? One (1) general continuing education credit is pending for: the ATA, Washington DSHS, Washington AOC, California CIMCE, and the Oregon Judicial Department. All certificates of attendance will be dated October 19, 2018. 

    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded only to registrants who watch the entire webinar, either the live broadcast or the recording. You may watch or re-watch the webinar as many times as you like within the viewing period.

    Questions about class content? Please contact the NOTIS Webinar Committee at webinars@notisnet.org.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.


    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon
    • 48
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     NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

    Interpreting in Palliative Care 

    Palliative care seeks to optimize quality of life and relieve physical and emotional suffering through pain management, comfort care, and spiritual support. A 2010 survey of patients receiving palliative care in California found that 40% spoke limited English. Since palliative care depends on regular, clear communication between patients, providers, and families, interpreters are key members of any palliative care team.

    For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey — not only linguistically and culturally, but personally.

    This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed to prepare experienced medical interpreters to work in palliative care settings. It includes:

    • An Introduction to Palliative Care
    • Interpreting Skills Applied to Palliative Care
    • The Vocabulary of Palliative Care
    • Sight Translation in Palliative Care
    • The Impact of Emotion and Belief on Interpreting

    This multimedia, interactive training includes videos, PowerPoint presentations, and practice of interpreting and sight translation. Bilingual medical glossaries and practice activities are provided in Cantonese/traditional Chinese, Mandarin/simplified Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

    Who is teaching?  Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a founder and former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreters Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general.

    CE credits? This course has been approved for 7 CE credits by CCHI. Approval is pending from DSHS, ATA and AOC. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

    When? Saturday, October 27, 2018
    Check-in at 8:30 a.m.
    PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
    Class from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., with one hour for lunch

    Where?  Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon, conference room
    1415 E Kincaid St, Mount Vernon WA 98274

    Cost?  $60 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).    

    Registration?  Click the button below to register before 5 pm on October 24th.

    After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    Please submit a separate registration form for each person registering.

    Neither mail-in registration nor on-site registration will be available for this workshop. Please note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 50 applicants.

    Refunds?  We regret that no refunds can be given after October 24th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before October 24th.  

    Directions? Directions to Skagit Valley Hospital can be found at http://www.skagitregionalhealth.org/locations/skagit-valley-hospital Parking on Saturdays is free and ample in the parking lots and on the streets around the hospital. Conference rooms are next to entrance 13E, which is in the southern part of the main Skagit Valley Hospital building. The closest street corner to entrance 13E is East Kincaid St and South 13th Street, next to parking lots P1 and P7.

    Lunch? In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own water, coffee and snacks. In addition, the hospital’s Bistro cafeteria is open on Saturdays, as is the Whidbey Coffee Stand a little farther down the same hall, with salads, pastries, yogurt, and some breakfast sandwiches in addition to all the usual espresso drinks.

    Anything else?  If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager (officemanager@notisnet.org) at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    In order to offer this workshop at this low price, no refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring snacks if you wish.

    Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at cindy.roat@alumni.williams.edu.

    Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at officemanager@notisnet.org.

  • TBA

    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Seattle, WA
    • 50

    The Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society presents
    Workshop title TBD (2 to 3 hours on weekday evening) by Sofia Garcia-Beyaert

    Workshop details coming soon!

Past events

18 Aug 2018 All About the Brain: Anatomy, Injury, Seizures, and Death
05 Aug 2018 NOTIS Summer Picnic
07 Jul 2018 Interpreting in OT/PT/Speech and Dealing with Difficult Interpreting Encounters
23 Jun 2018 Literary Translators Open Mic Night
16 Jun 2018 Ethics Challenge 2018, All about Brain: Anatomy, Injuries, Seizures, and Death
09 Jun 2018 ATA Certification Exam 2018
26 May 2018 Spokane Gathering for All Translators and Interpreters
23 May 2018 Webinar: Introduction to Medical Insurance, Billing, and Medical Debt for Interpreters
19 May 2018 Interpreting in Cancer Genetics
17 May 2018 Literary Translation & the Law
28 Apr 2018 Deep Dive into Cultural Competence
21 Apr 2018 Compassion Fatigue / Cultural Competence (2 classes)
19 Apr 2018 Self-publishing 101
17 Apr 2018 Russian Interpreter and Translator Gathering
14 Apr 2018 Interpreting Cardiology for Spanish Interpreters
07 Apr 2018 Interpreting for Chemical Dependency and Pain Management Patients
24 Mar 2018 Spokane Spanish-language Interpreter/Translator Networking Event
19 Mar 2018 Interpreting for LGBT Patients
17 Mar 2018 Medical Genetics 2018
15 Mar 2018 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
06 Mar 2018 Mandarin Interpreters and Translators Vocabulary Swap
15 Feb 2018 Translation for the Opera
06 Feb 2018 Spanish-language court interpreters and legal translators
18 Jan 2018 Literary Translation Tools and Tech
21 Dec 2017 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
09 Dec 2017 Right to Left Computing in a Nutshell
09 Dec 2017 Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder-Second Offering
03 Dec 2017 NOTIS Holiday Party
03 Dec 2017 NOTIS Annual Meeting
18 Nov 2017 Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Interpreters; and Linguistic Considerations for Interpreters
11 Nov 2017 Panel Discussion: Working With Agencies
08 Nov 2017 Roundtable on Education for Literary Translation
28 Oct 2017 Adapting Interpreting Techniques to Mental Health Settings
21 Oct 2017 Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
19 Oct 2017 Postponed: Game translation as literary translation
30 Sep 2017 Interpreting in Cancer Genetics
21 Sep 2017 AmazonCrossing Happy Hour and Reading Night
12 Sep 2017 Seattle Job Fair 2017
09 Sep 2017 Court Interpreter Division Conference
13 Aug 2017 NOTIS Summer Picnic
29 Jul 2017 Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care for Interpreters
22 Jul 2017 Interpreting for Palliative Care
20 Jul 2017 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
23 Jun 2017 Seattle happy hour
17 Jun 2017 Glossary Building for Interpreters and On-line Resources for Healthcare Interpreters
15 Jun 2017 Poetry, translation and grants
03 Jun 2017 Barriers to Care: Health Care from the Patient’s Point of View, Ethics Scenarios, Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters
20 May 2017 ATA Certification Exam
18 May 2017 Literary translation publishers' panel
13 May 2017 Webinar: Vicarious Trauma
13 May 2017 The Language of Cardiology and The Language of Nephrology
11 May 2017 NOTIS Networking Member Meet-Up
29 Apr 2017 Interpreting for Pediatric Cardiology
22 Apr 2017 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Interpreters and Translators
20 Apr 2017 Spring translation slam
16 Mar 2017 Literary Translation Feedback Forum
04 Mar 2017 Glands and Seizures: a Workshop for Healthcare Interpreters
28 Feb 2017 Interpreting in Pediatric Assessment Encounters
17 Feb 2017 Members Only Co-Working Meetup
16 Feb 2017 Literary Translation: Pitch Perfect
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