All About the Brain: Anatomy, Injury, Seizures, and Death

  • 08/18/2018
  • 08:30 - 16:00
  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA
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Please complete payment within two weeks after registration. Registration will be cancelled if payment is not complete within two weeks from registration date.

NOTIS Community Interpreters Division
in collaboration with
Kadlec Regional Medical Center

All About the Brain:

Anatomy, Injuries, Seizures, and Death

This six-hour training will provide a fundamental overview of the brain for medical interpreters. It will start with an anatomical and functional review. Then, we will learn about different types of injuries to the brain and their effects, with special emphasis on seizures disorders. Lastly, we will learn about brain death and consider how to manage that event cross-culturally. Throughout the workshop participants will have opportunities to role play, build glossaries, and participate in small and large-group discussions. By the end of the workshop, participants will have obtained a thorough working knowledge of the central nervous system.

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 for Certification of Medical Interpreters.  

When?  Saturday, August 18, 2018
Check-in at 8:00.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:00 to sign in.
Class from 8:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Where?  Kadlec Regional Medical Center
888 Swift Boulevard, Richland, WA 99352

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

Registration?  Via the web (before 5:00 p.m. on August 14th)

Click on the Registration button below to register.

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.  

Please submit a separate registration for each person registering.

Registration will be limited to the first 70 applicants.

Refunds? We regret that no refunds can be given after August 14th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before August 14th.

Directions? Kadlec Regional Medical Center is located at 888 Swift Boulevard in Richland.  The training will take place in Columbia Rooms I, II & III which are in the Mountain Pavilion on the 3rd floor of the medical center.

A map of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s first floor can be found here:

Parking is free.

Food? 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. The Garden Café, located on the main floor of the Orchard Pavilion, offers cafeteria-style food service from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Additionally, a full-service deli is located on the first floor of the River Pavilion with operating hours from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily.

CE credits? Six continuing education credits have been approved for this workshop by ATA, CCHI, the Washington State DSHS and the Administrator of the Courts. 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.

Questions about class content? Please contact Yvonne Simpson at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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