“IS THERE A MEDICAL INTERPRETER IN THE HOUSE?”
Workshop Presented by Todd Agan, CI/CT, BEI Master
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nail Technical Center (NTC), Rms. 120A & 120B
NOTE: Participants may register for Saturday only; however, participants registering for Sunday MUST attend Saturday’s session.
Medical interpreting is a high-consequence setting in which accuracy is the interpreter’s most important objective—but what things influence accurate interpretations? This two-day medical interpreting intensive will take a deeper look at the constructs that influence our accuracy as well as research and legislation that affect how we work as interpreters in healthcare.
Whether it is the type of appointment or the participants involved, interactive discussion will address considerations to effectively navigate the world of medicine. Activities will provide clarity to accurately conceptualizing and interpreting the medical interview and physical exam, with particular attention paid to anatomical structures and their location, as well as attempting to better develop interpreters’ understanding of medical terminology. Participants will also understand the importance of preparation and self-care, develop strategies for interpreting common procedures, and explore ethical and legal considerations that impact interpreters working in this high-stakes setting.
SATURDAY: Qualities, skills, and knowledge every medical interpreter should have; a closer look at various medical settings; accurately the medical interview & physical exam; immunizations.
SUNDAY: Anatomy; terminology; ethics/informed consent
$15 advance/$20 at the door (students)
$50 advance/$60 at the door (non-students)
Both Days (Saturday and Sunday)
$25 advance/$30 at the door (students)
$75 advance/$80 at the door (non-students)
Who is TODD AGAN?
TODD AGAN is a full-time interpreter for a deaf internal medicine physician. He has devoted the past 15 years to specializing in medical interpreting, twelve of which were focused on interpreting for deaf medical professionals. As a result, Todd’s experience and knowledge present a rare insider’s view to medical interpreting. In addition, he is a part-time adjunct instructor in the San Antonio College Dept. of American Sign Language and Interpreter Training Program.
Requests for Special Accommodations must be received no later than 3 days prior to the Workshop
Make Check or Money Order Payable to:
Dept. of American Sign Language & Interpreter Training San Antonio College
MAIL PAYMENT TO:
San Antonio College
Dept. of American Sign Language & Interpreter Training
1300 San Pedro Avenue, NTC 114
San Antonio, TX 78212-4299
Telephone: (210) 486-1106
Cancellation Policy Available by Calling the ASL Department
Hosted by Alamo Colleges – Dept. of American Sign Language & Interpreter Training San Antonio College and DARS
Frances R. Quick
Medical Interpreter Workshop 2013 flyer & registration – San Antonio (DOCX)
Is there a medical interpreter in the house? 2013 flyer & registration Workshop – San Antonio (DOCX)
“Signs of Sobriety: An Alcoholic’s Journey”
We will address the stigma of alcoholism, in both the medical point of view and the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) point of view in the treatment of alcoholism. Additionally, we will be discussing the challenges a deaf alcoholic encounters as well as the challenges an interpreter faces beginning in the emergency room and ending with AA meetings. With help from AA volunteers, an actual AA meeting will occur with an in-depth discussion by all participants. Opportunities will be given for participants to raise situations that they have experienced and the floor will be opened to discuss options, other perspectives, and possible solutions for future uses.
Benito Perales holds an AA in Sign Language Interpreting, a BAAS in Psychology from Texas A&M- San Antonio, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Texas State University. He holds the National Interpreting Certification and a Texas BEI Level III. He has 9 years of working knowledge in 12-step meetings, treatment centers, AA conferences, and AA 12-step work. He is an 18 year member of AA and has intimate cultural knowledge of AA and its members. He has helped develop a partnership between the San Antonio College’s ASL & Interpreting Training Department and Alcoholics Anonymous of San Antonio to provide supervised interpreter interns for AA conferences.
Friday, November 8, 2013
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
San Antonio College
Nail Technical Center (NTC)
1300 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Student member $30
Student non-members $35
At the door– add $5
Participants must attend both days to receive .9 Professional CEUs.
To reserve your seat, payment must be received by November 6th, along with your name, phone number, and email address to:
PO Box 460852
San Antonio, Texas 78246