WEBSHOP: Virology for Healthcare Interpreters

  • 05/22/2021
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Zoom/Online
  • 0


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

WEBSHOP: Virology for Healthcare Interpreters Presented by Yuliya Speroff

An Interactive Webshop

What is a “webshop”?
A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation are expected; that’s what makes it fun!

What is it about? 

In light of the global pandemic, viruses have been in the news and on our mind. This workshop aims to improve interpreters’ understanding of basic concepts and bilingual terminology around virology, leading to more accurate interpretation and better patient-provider communication in appointments related to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by viruses - from measles to HIV to COVID-19. 

On completion of this 3-hour workshop, interpreters will have gained an understanding of viruses as microbes, including the structure of viruses, how viruses replicate, spread and mutate; the basic understanding of how our immune system works and how vaccination can protect us against diseases caused by viruses. Participants will also discuss interpreting challenges common for encounters related to viral diseases and develop strategies on overcoming these challenges. In addition, participants will engage in practice exercises and interpreting role-play in order to put their new knowledge to practice.

When?  Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. PST 
Check-in at 8:45 a.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 8:45 a.m. to sign in. Class from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

The day before the webshop, you will receive an email with log-on instructions and with the handouts for the class.

Cost? $50 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Click on the “Requirements” button below to see requirements.

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on May 17th) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  3 Approved (#583)
Washington State AOC  3  Approved (professional)
ATA  3 Approved
CCHI  3 Approved

Who is teaching?
  Yuliya Speroffis a Russian-English CoreCHI™ and DSHS-certified healthcare interpreter. Yuliya first started interpreting over 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.

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after May 17th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 17th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

    Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

    Questions about class content?Email to Yuliya Speroff 

    Questions about registration? Email to office manager

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