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    • 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

    PRESENTED BY DR. ORLANDO GONZÁLEZ 

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

    Date/Time:

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

    Location:

    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.

    Target Audience: THIS LANGUAGE-NEUTRAL COURSE, TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, IS OPEN TO SPEAKERS OF ALL LANGUAGES.

    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 interpretertraining@musc.edu

    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. 

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 100 VHCC Drive Abingdon, VA 24210
    • 45
    Register



    Cracking the Fingerspelling Code

    presented by Tammy Fortune

    Date: November 10, 2018

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    0.3 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location Virginia Highlands Community College

    100 VHCC Drive Abingdon, VA 24210

    FLYER HERE: VRID flyer 11.10.18 FS Code.pdf

    Cost: VRID Members - $30.00

             Non-Members - $40.00

             VRID Students - $25.00

    Workshop Description: 

    During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of “letting go” of negative views/bias concerning fingerspelling.  Participants will learn what effective expressive fingerspelling looks like.  Participants will learn techniques to “catch” receptive fingerspelling. Participants will learn techniques that will improve their fingerspelling both expressively and receptively.  They will also evaluate the techniques that are the most effective and useful for their daily work.  Participants will also practice expressive and receptive fingerspelling.

    Presenter Bio: 

    Tammy Fortune, MBA is a CODA from Lynchburg, Virginia. She began her interpreting career at age 17, as a post-secondary educational interpreter. Upon her graduation from Liberty University in 1995 with her degree in Business Management, she was hired as a K-12 interpreter and obtained her VQAS in the same year. Her life has taken her as far as Florida, where she began working in the mental health setting as a staff interpreter at a mental health facility in Central Florida. She obtained her Florida QAS in 2001 and her RID CI/CT in 2002. During her time in Florida, she became the Interpreter Coordinator and Human Resources coordinator for the same facility, coordinating facility interpreters as well as national and international conference interpreting teams. She has presented at RID affiliate chapter conferences and served on a panel for mental health interpreters. In 2007, she graduated from Liberty University with her graduate degree in Business Administration. Since relocating back to her home state of Virginia, she has worked in various settings, both as a staff and freelance interpreter, specializing in medical, mental health, and educational settings (K-12 and post-secondary). In addition, she has discovered a passion for theater interpreting and has interpreted more than 45 plays since 2012. In 2012, she began serving as an adjunct interpreting instructor in the American Sign Language Interpreting program at Liberty University. She has served as the VRID District IV Representative and Vice President. Now in her 26th year of professional interpreting, she currently serves as the VRID President.


    RID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Amanda Wharton Stacey (arw.stacey@gmail.com) or Tammy Fortune (vridpres@gmail.com) by October 27, 2018.


    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210
    Register

    Are You A Lone Ranger?

    Presented by 

    TAMMY FORTUNE, MBA, RID CI/CT

    .3 RID PS CEUs


    When: Saturday, November 10, 2018

               1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

    Cost: VRID Members - $30.00

             Non-Members - $40.00

             VRID Students - $25.00

    Location: Virginia Highlands Community College 

    100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24201

    Room: TBA

    FLYER HERE: VRID flyer 11.10.18 Ranger.pdf

    Workshop Information: 

    During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of their internal struggle with being the “Lone Ranger” in their profession. Participants will learn what role their personality traits play in their “Lone Ranger” mentality. Participants will learn techniques to align themselves with non-interpreter coworkers. Participants will learn techniques that will improve their soft skills and rapport with other peers, interpreters or not. They will also evaluate the techniques that are the most effective and useful for their daily work. Participants will also come up with ideas for ways their local communities can network for a greater village.

    Presenter Biography:

    Tammy Fortune, MBA is a CODA from Lynchburg, Virginia.  She began her interpreting career at age 17, as a post-secondary educational interpreter.  Upon her graduation from Liberty University in 1995 with her degree in Business Management, she was hired as a K-12 interpreter and obtained her VQAS in the same year. Her life has taken her as far as Florida, where she began working in the mental health setting as a staff interpreter at a mental health facility in Central Florida.  She obtained her Florida QAS in 2001 and her RID CI/CT in 2002.  During her time in Florida, she became the Interpreter Coordinator and Human Resources coordinator for the same facility, coordinating facility interpreters as well as national and international conference interpreting teams.  She has presented at RID affiliate chapter conferences and served on a panel for mental health interpreters. In 2007, she graduated from Liberty University with her graduate degree in Business Administration.  Since relocating back to her home state of Virginia, she has worked in various settings, both as a staff and freelance interpreter, specializing in medical, mental health, video relay interpreting, and educational settings (K-12 and post-secondary). In addition, she has discovered a passion for theater interpreting and has interpreted more than 35 plays since 2012. In 2012, she began serving as an adjunct interpreting instructor in the American Sign Language Interpreting program at Liberty University.  She also mentors local interpreters to improve skills and reach career goals. She has served as the VRID District IV Representative and Vice President. Now in her 26th year of professional interpreting, she currently serves as the VRID President.

    Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by October 27th, two weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Amanda Wharton Stacey (arw.stacey@gmail.com) or Tammy Fortune (vridpres@gmail.com) for further information.

      


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


    INTERPRETING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

    PRESENTED BY CINDY ROAT

    VIEW FLYER HERE: Palliative_flyer.pdf

    Date/Time:

    Sat. Nov 17, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Cost:  $85 - EARLY BIRD | DISCOUNT ENDS OCTOBER 19, 2018

               $105 - REGULAR | AFTER OCTOBER 19, 2018

    Location:

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


    Summary: Palliative care seeks to optimize quality of life and relieve physical and emotional suffering through pain management, comfort care, and spiritual support. A 2010 survey of patients receiving palliative care in California found that 40% spoke limited English. Since palliative care depends on regular, clear communication between patients, providers, and families, interpreters are key members of any palliative care team. For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey — not only linguistically and culturally, but personally. This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed to prepare experienced medical interpreters to work in palliative care settings. This multimedia, interactive training includes videos, PowerPoint presentations, and practice of interpreting and sight translation.

    Workshop Presenter: Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a founder and former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreters Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general. 

    Contact: Antwan Walters interpretertraining@musc.edu

    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. 

    • 01 Dec 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 THREE

    PRESENTED BY DR. ORLANDO GONZÁLEZ 


    Date/Time:

    Sat. Dec 1, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Location:

    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: 11/23/2018) Save $25 when you register for 2 of the 3 sessions. Save $50 when you register for all 3 sessions.

    Target Audience: THIS LANGUAGE-NEUTRAL COURSE, TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, IS OPEN TO SPEAKERS OF ALL LANGUAGES.

    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 interpretertraining@musc.edu

    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. 

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • 1 South Park Circle Charleston, SC 29407


    Medical Terminology for Healthcare Interpreters

    VIEW FLYER HERE: Med-Term_flyer.pdf

    Date: Saturday, December 8th, 2018

    Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm


    Is understanding the language and terminology used by healthcare professionals making you feel like a deer in headlights? You are not alone! Learning how to navigate medical terminology is like learning a whole other language. We can help!

    This workshop will help interpreters understand the foundations of medical terminology, their structure and meaning. You will learn why diseases, conditions, and anatomical terms have the names they do and how they interrelate. In addition, you will learn how to use this knowledge to help you navigate complicated medical language before, during, and after your interpreting encounter. Although no one can learn medical terminology in a day, the program provides valuable continuing education for anyone who interprets in hospitals, health departments, clinics, and other healthcare settings.

    This workshop is facilitated in English and is especially geared toward translators, interpreters and non-native English healthcare workers. It is language neutral; however, glossary references are available in Spanish.


    Registration: $125.00 Registration Deadline: 11/30/2018

    Location:

    MUSC Community Training Center
    1 South Park Circle
    Suite 300
    Charleston, SC 29407

    Who Should Attend?

    • Interpreters preparing for medical interpreter certification (NBCMI or CCHI)
    • Experienced Medical Interpreters looking for a refresher
    • ASL interpreters wanting to specialize in healthcare
    • Any healthcare professional who wants to have a greater understanding of medical terminology.

    CE Credits? This program includes a certificate and is approved by the the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for 0.8 RID CEUs, by the American Translators Association for 8 ATA CEPs, and by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) for 0.8 IMIA CEUs.

    Medical University of South Carolina is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.8 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

    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. 



Past events

20 Oct 2018 SSP Training with Steve Collins
12 Oct 2018 Hands Up RVA! at Reynolds
12 Oct 2018 Bringing Worship to Life by Samantha Terzis
29 Sep 2018 Meeting the Need presented by Tammy Fortune
29 Sep 2018 Region 2: Learning the Language of Medicine: Introduction to Medicine for Interpreters - Part 1
29 Sep 2018 ​​Cracking the Fingerspelling Code by Tammy Fortune
15 Sep 2018 “Transitions in ASL “ and “Quick Review of ASL Grammar"
15 Sep 2018 All Hands Up: Interpreter Boot Camp by Sabrina Smith
15 Sep 2018 Region 2: Medical Interpreting: How can I Interpret that?
14 Sep 2018 Region 2: Medical Interpreting: Women’s Health & Wellness
08 Sep 2018 VSDB and VDOE Present: Meeting the Need
07 Sep 2018 VSDB and VDOE Presents: Are You A Lone Ranger?
28 Aug 2018 My Lips Are Moving But What Am I Saying? Analyzing Your English Product with Dr. Sabrina Smith
11 Aug 2018 Kenyan Sign Language and Deaf Education
09 Aug 2018 Trix Bruce in Richmond, VA - 2.0 CEUs available!
06 Aug 2018 Online Workshop: Interpreting A Jewish Funeral
22 Jun 2018 2018 VRID Conference - Attendee Registration
28 Apr 2018 VSDB and VDOE Presents: Transitions and Grammar Review
21 Apr 2018 “What Did I Just Sign??? Analyzing Your Own ASL Product” by Sabrina Smith
18 Apr 2018 "The Silent Child" Screening hosted by Reynolds' ASL Club
14 Apr 2018 Building Relationships and Understanding Ethics in Educational Interpreting by Sabrina Smith
14 Apr 2018 FRID Webinar: Educational Interpreter Ethics: Don't Get Stuck in the DO++ DO++
06 Apr 2018 NCRID: Interpreting in a Civil Courtroom Setting: A Mock Trial Experience
10 Mar 2018 VSDB and VDOE Presents: How Do You Pronounce That?
03 Mar 2018 Terrific Teaming presented by Tammy Fortune
22 Jan 2018 NCRTM presents: Behavioral Health Interpreting: Specialty Training for Building New Competences
29 Jul 2017 Deliberate Practice with Wink Smith
27 Jul 2017 Trix Bruce in Fairfax, VA - 2.4 CEUs available!
20 Jul 2017 RID 2017 LEAD Together Conference
24 Jun 2017 Interpreting Jury Instructions, Plea Forms & Protection from Abuse Hearings: Oh My!
23 Jun 2017 Working Smarter Together presented by Miako Villanueva
02 Jun 2017 MSRID State Conference
18 May 2017 Signing Naturally: Units 7-12 Teacher Training
13 May 2017 Kids are Consumers, Too!
04 Feb 2017 How do I do this right?
01 Nov 2014 Conquering Fingerspelling Fears
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