Glands and Seizures: a Workshop for Healthcare Interpreters

  • 03/04/2017
  • 13:00 - 17:15
  • Jackson Hall, Tacoma General Hospital


NOTIS and Tacoma General Hospital/Multicare present

Glands and Seizures: a Workshop for Healthcare Interpreters

This workshop will cover two important health topics that any interpreter working in endocrinology or neurology needs to know.

Glands:   This training introduces major glands of the body, their locations, functions, and terminology related to them. It will be facilitated via PowerPoint presentation and group discussion. A glossary and labeling handout will be provided.
Seizures and Epilepsy: This training provides an introduction to seizures and epilepsy. We will cover some of the major causes, types, and symptoms of seizure activity as well as common diagnostic tests and treatments. It will be facilitated via PowerPoint presentation and group discussion. A glossary of common terms will be provided.

 Yvonne Simpson is the Medical Interpreter Supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She holds a Master of Arts in Spanish (Linguistics) and has significant experience in interpreting, translating, teaching and training. Yvonne is a DSHS Certified Spanish Medical Interpreter and is a Certified Medical Interpreter through the National Board. Formerly, she was the Lead Interpreter at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Check-in at 12:30.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12:30 to sign in.
Class from 1:00 – 5:15 p.m.

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


$40      NOTIS members
$60      Non-members
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Via the web
(Registration closes on March 1st) Click on Register button and pay online.
After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Via regular mail (registrations must be received by March 1) Fill out the form and select “invoice me” on payment page. A copy of invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you.
Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

We regret that no refunds can be given after March 1st. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before March 1st.

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 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.

CE credits?
   Four continuing education credits are approved by CCHI, the ATA, and from the Administrator of the Courts, and the Washington State DSHS.            

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 ( 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 Yvonne Simpson at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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