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WEBSHOP: VIROLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE INTERPRETERS


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

WEBSHOP: Interpreting for Pediatric Genetics

Presented by Cindy Roat

What is it about? Genetics a topic that is coming up more often in more healthcare settings, from primary care to cancer care. But highly technical vocabulary and complex medical concepts can present real challenges to interpreters who are not familiar with concepts and vocabulary related to genetics.
This 6-hour online workshop is a special opportunity for interpreters to learn to work in the fast-changing field of pediatric genetics, using a curriculum developed by veteran interpreter instructor Cindy Roat – the second of three new curricula being funded by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. This workshop introduces basic concepts in genetics and addresses the role of the genetic counselor, genetic testing, and the most common genetic issues that arise in pediatrics. Technical vocabulary is introduced and exercises help the interpreter learn the vocabulary both in English and a non-English language. Finally, interpreting exercises based on real-life interactions provide practice. Language-specific materials will be made available in Spanish, Traditional Chinese/Cantonese, Vietnamese and Arabic.

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!

When? Two sessions: Sunday, June 5th & 12th, 2022, 9am to 12:30pm, PST

Where? 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

Cost? $120 NOTIS members, $140 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on May 31st). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

 Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 Washington State DSHS (#654)  7 general  Approved
 Washington State AOC  7  Pending 
 ATA  7  Approved
 CCHI (ID: 09031)  6  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI (ID: 21-1193)  0.7  Approved

Who is teaching?Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 29 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.


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.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after May 31st. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 31st. Contact the NOTIS office manager 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, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

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

Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)

1037 NE 65th St. #107
Seattle, WA, 98115
(206) 382-5642

NOTIS is a non-profit organization, and a regional chapter of the American Translators Association covering the northwest corner of the United States: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.