Region 2: Learning the Language of Medicine: Introduction to Medicine for Interpreters - Part 2

  • 03 Nov 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 1 South Park Circle Charleston, SC 29407

Learning the Language of Medicine: Introduction to Medicine for Interpreters PART TWO


VIEW FLYER HERE: Intro to Medicine - Part 2.pdf


Sat. Nov 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm


1 South Park Circle, Suite 3001 South Park Circle
Charleston, SC 29407

The ability to interpret accurately and completely is, to a large extent, dependent on how much background knowledge the interpreter has of the content and the context of the communication. In the field of health care interpreting, the areas of knowledge that are most salient include the medical context (e.g., the basic parts and functioning of the body and common disease syndromes and their respective treatments) and the socio-cultural context of the patient populations for whom the interpreter interprets. The more background knowledge the interpreter has, the more likely it is that the meaning of the messages will be fully understood and therefore, the more likely it is that the conversion will be faithful to the original message.

This three-part series will provide participants with understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology as they study human body parts, systems, diseases and treatment of disorders, using both formal and colloquial terminology. Participants will also be introduced to the field of pathology and treatment of common illness, including diabetes, cardiovascular problems, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Registration: Registration: $100.00 (Registration Deadline: 10/26/2018) Save $25 when you register for 2 of the 3 sessions. Save $50 when you register for all 3 sessions.


For information about registration, refunds, cancellations, or to request accommodations, please go to Interpreter Training Center Registration link. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Orlando González, EdD, MBA, MS, EMT-P, CHI™ is a nationally certified medical interpreter. He has received degrees in theology, social studies, science and health as well as a Master’s in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Education. Dr. González served as a paramedic and nursing instructor, and has worked as a national trainer and interpreter. For over 25 years, he has served as a medical missionary volunteer in impoverished regions of Latin America. He also developed a curriculum to train medical interpreters, which is approved by both The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. Dr. González is a dynamic speaker who uses humor and pathos to bring home his lessons as he strives to instruct students by aiming at the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.

Contact: Antwan Walters

This event is not sponsored by VRID and is provided for informational purposes only.  Posting this information does not constitute VRID's endorsement of the event, sponsor, or presenter.  Please contact the event coordinator for more information. 

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