Interpreting Special Diets (Online live via Zoom) 3.5 CEUs by DSHS (#767), AOC, CCHI, ATA. 0.3 by IMIA/NBCMI. $55/Members

  • 06/29/2024
  • 09:00 - 12:30
  • Online via Zoom
  • 20



 NOTIS’s Community Interpreters Division presents:

Interpreting Special Diets
Presented by Sara Greenlee & Megan Greenlee Mapes

Master the essential knowledge of specialized diets frequently discussed in medical appointments. Enhance your accuracy and retention with practical insights and hands-on practice.

What is it about? 
This workshop walks interpreters through explanations and examples of teachings for the most common specialized diets that patients are put on. Our Registered Dietitian, Megan Greenlee, will review the ketogenic diet, elimination diets for FPIES and EOE, gluten- and dairy-free diets, and more, giving detailed examples of patient education for each one. Participants will have the opportunity to practice specific interpreting skills, like retention and accuracy, that will be needed to interpret dietary teachings in the course of their work. They will have ample opportunity to ask questions of our subject matter expert throughout the presentation.

Goals of the webshop

  • Become familiar with the most common types of special diets and the conditions they are used to treat
  • Be exposed to vocabulary and phrases used to teach patients about special diets
  • Build a glossary of foods that are mentioned during diet teachings
  • Improve interpretation-related skills that will be needed in encounters with patients following special diets, specifically: asking targeted questions, improving memory to interpret lists of food, and working on accuracy in self-practice.

Participants will receive handouts with key dietary terms.
Click HERE for more information on this workshop.

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 is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST

Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

$55 NOTIS members, $85 non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Register o
 by June 27thAfter registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these Requirements before proceeding with your registration.

CE credits?

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS 3.5 general Approved (Approval number: 767)
Washington State AOC 3.5 general Approved 
ATA 3 Approved (category A)

1 performance

2 instructional hours 

Approved (CEAP ID #10418)
IMIA/NBCMI 0.3  Approved (Registry ID:24-1081)

Agency Codes:
WA AOC - Washington Administrative Office of the Courts
OJD - Oregon Judicial Department
ATA - American Translators Association
WA DSHS - Washington Dept. of Social and Human Services
CA CIMCE - California Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education Credit
CCHI - Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
IMIA/NBCMI - International Medical Interpreters Association/The National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreters

NOTIS issues proof of continuing education at the time it is earned.
 NOTIS does not guarantee the replacement of lost certificates.

Who is teaching?

Sara Greenlee, CT, CHI™-Spanish is a medical translator and interpreter who works both in-house and as a freelancer. She is ATA (ES>EN) and CCHI certified. Currently, Sara serves as assistant administrator to the ATA Medical Division. She holds a master’s degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). Her career in medical interpretation began at Stanford Children’s Hospital in California and she currently works at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Southern California. Sara gives trainings for interpreters and continues to share her knowledge within the profession whenever she can.

Megan Greenlee Mapes is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Specialist in Pediatrics. Megan became a dietitian after earning her first degree in baking and pastry art and becoming fascinated by the science behind food. That experience paired with a desire for a career that would allow her to help others made clinical nutrition and dietetics the obvious choice. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015 and moved to West Virginia to complete her dietetic internship at Ruby Memorial Hospital of West Virginia University. After passing her RD exam in 2016, Megan went into clinical care and eventually made her way to pediatrics. In 2021 Megan passed her Certified Specialist in Pediatrics exam. Megan comes from the world of pediatric gastroenterology with ample experience in failure to thrive, infant feeding concerns, formula and breast milk fortification, nutrition support (all tube feeding types and TPN), picky eaters, constipation, IBS, IBD and healthy lifestyle. While Megan loves the pediatric population, she also sees adult patients and enjoys empowering patients to focus on their health and not their weight and finding ways to incorporate all foods into a healthy lifestyle.

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.

No refunds can be given five days prior to the workshop. A $15 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact NOTIS for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

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


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