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FINDING THE PARALLELS: INTERPRETING IN MEDICAL AND JUDICIAL SETTINGS schedule

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Friday 16th August 2013

  • The Value Added Proposition - FREE Pre-Conference Event

    by Rob Cruz

    What happens when health care providers, law enforcement and interpreters join forces? And why is it so important to do so?

    The answers to those questions are contained in Section 2000d of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits the exclusion of any individual in the United States from participation, denial of benefits, and discrimination in federally assisted programs on ground of race, color, or national origin.

    We will explore the terms of this unusual partnership, its implicit benefits, and how to ensure compliance to avoid controversial issues.

    At 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Friday 16th August

    Coverage video

Saturday 17th August 2013

Sunday 18th August 2013

  • Registration

    At 8:30am to 9:00am, Sunday 18th August

  • Visual Simultaneous Techniques

    by Agustín de la Mora, CFCI

    In this fast-paced session, participants will analyze the sources of discomfort for interpreters working in the simultaneous mode. By focusing on visualization techniques and the transfer of meaning, attendees will obtain increased confidence and ease of delivery after practicing the techniques outlined in this class. Using a step-by-step approach, participants will be able to outline a self-study plan to re-configure the cognitive and muscular skills required to deliver accurate interpretation in any situation.

    At 9:00am to 10:30am, Sunday 18th August

  • BREAK

    At 10:30am to 10:45am, Sunday 18th August

  • Medical Interpreter Ethics

    by Armando Ezquerra Hasbun

    An interactive exchange based on the tenets of the Medical Interpreters Code of Ethics (IMIA: http://www.imiaweb.org/code/default.asp; CHIA: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.chiaonline.org/resource/resmgr/docs/standards_chia.pdf - pg 24-33), based on anecdotal experiences, and case studies leading to discussions of applicability, relevance.

    At 10:45am to 12:15pm, Sunday 18th August

    Coverage link

  • LUNCH

    At 12:15pm to 1:15pm, Sunday 18th August

  • Weaponology

    by Ed Hart

    A fact-rich, hands-on session covering weapons terminology, safe weapon handling lead by a S.W.A.T. Team teacher and certifying professional.

    At 1:15pm to 2:45pm, Sunday 18th August

  • Break

    Hosts Agustín de la Mora and Giovanna Lester address attendees and speakers.

    At 2:45pm to 3:00pm, Sunday 18th August

  • Language neutral, not culture neutral: Community Interpreter Programs & Languages of Lesser Diffusion

    by Eric Candle

    Languages of Lesser Diffusion are those with relatively few speakers in a well-defined geographic area. Burma, Bhutan/Nepal, Somalia and Eritrea are among top ten countries of origin of the most recent refugee arrivals to the U.S. The challenges posed by this development have linguistic, social, financial and structural repercussions. The workshop addresses new innovative approaches in providing Medical/Community Interpreter training for students who work with Languages of Lesser Diffusion.

    At 3:00pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 18th August

  • Closing Remarks

    by Agustín de la Mora, CFCI and Giovanna Lester

    Hosts Agustín de la Mora and Giovanna Lester address attendees and speakers.

    At 4:45pm to 5:00pm, Sunday 18th August