Paving the Way Conference
Medical interpreters benefit from discussing the challenges of their daily work, as well as the range of linguistic and cultural issues affecting the field. Paving the Way to Health Care Access, two days of educational conference, sponsored by UMass Medical School's MassAHEC Network, provides this opportunity.
This continuing education event is open to those who have previously attended our medical interpreter training programs and those who work with medical interpreters:
- Medical interpreters
- Interpreter managers and coordinators
- Members of the health care team working with interpreters
Participants choose from different workshops, each of which provides opportunities to explore specific topics and improve knowledge and skills.
2021 Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference - Live Streaming via Zoom Platform
Dates: Friday, June 4, 2021 and Saturday, June 5, 2021
Interested in presenting at this year's conference, please click here for more information
All RFP's must be submitted by December 16, 2020
Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference 2020 - Live Streaming
Dates: Friday, June 5, 2020 and Saturday, June 6, 2020
Special Track of workshops for ASL Interpreters with RID CEUs.
Please click here for more information and/or to register for the conference.
We would like to say a special Thank you to our 2020 Paving the Way Sponsors!
Silver and Bronze Sponsors
Video (A job you can love with Lynn)
Video (A job you can love with Sati)
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)
UMass Amherst / University Without Walls
2020 Paving the Way Workshop Presentations
Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference 2019 Sponsors
Interpreters and Translators, Inc.; New England Regional Genetics Network
Cross Cultural Communications Systems, Inc.; ID-QUEUE, LLC
Silver and Bronze Sponsors:
Benoit Language Services, Inc.; Boston University Medical Interpreter Program; Center for Health Impact; Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI); International Translation Company; Language Bank/Ascentria Care Alliance; Language Connections; LanguageLine Solutions; NETA; UMass Amherst / University Without Walls; United Language Group
Paving the Way to Health Care 2019 - Workshop Presentations
An interpreter, a psychiatrist and a social worker go into a bar…. How do you interpret this?; Change Management: Implementing and Improving Workflow Management Process; Developing a Character Strengths Language/Perspective to Manage Burnout and Compassion Fatigue; Diabetes 101: An Overview of Diabetes and its Management; Everyday Challenges for Healthcare Interpreters; Interpreting for Gender and Sexual Minorities; Keynote Speaker - How Interpreters Construct Messages; Mad Skills: Handy Tools and Techniques to Strengthen your Sight Translation and Consecutive Interpreting Performance; Managing the Flow of Communication to Reduce Interpreter Fatigue; Note Taking for Healthcare Interpreters; Position Yourself to Be Successful as a Prospective or New Medical Interpreters; Promoting Health Equity in Healthcare through Cultural Humility; Resume Building for Professionals in the Interpreting Field; Sight Translation; Terminology Research for Portuguese Interpreters; The Interpreter Ambassador; Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care, and Demand-Control Schema: What do they have in common?; When and How to Intervene as an Interpreter; Informed Consent - A Patient Right and Responsibility; Navigating the Link Between Cultural Competence
Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference 2018 Sponsors
Platinum and Gold Sponsors:
Interpreters and Translators, Inc.; Cross Cultural Communications Systems, Inc.; Instant Expert/MondoLingo
Silver and Bronze Sponsors:
Ascentria Care Alliance/Language Bank; Center for Health Impact; Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI); ID-Queue LLC; Language Connections; MAPA Tanslations; Benoit Language Services, Inc.; Boston University Medical Interpreter Program; Edward M. Kennedy Health Center; International Translation Company; Language Line Solutions; NETA; UMass Amherst
Paving the Way to Health Care 2018 - Workshop Presentations
Aligning Popoulation Health and System Transformation through a Focus on Data, Determinants, and Disparities, Bridging the Divide: Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution in the Interpreter's Workplace, Cultural Brokering, Mastering Simultaneous Interpreting in Healthcare Settings, Learn about MassHealth from Eligibility to Health Plan, How Interpreters Can Work Effectively with Gender and Sexual Minorities, Understanding the Cultural Differences and Using this Knowledge Interpreting for the Aging LEP Population in the Nursing Home Environment, How Medical Interpreters Weave Change into the Cultural Fabric of a Hospital, Skill Based Training: Chinese-English Consecutive Interpretation, Advanced Spanish Interpretation Challenges: Skill Based Training through Role Play: Spanish-English and English-Spanish Consecutive Interpretation, Diversity for Interpreters, Tai Chi for the Medical Interpreter: A Gentle Way to Fight the Emotional Rollercoaster, Advanced Arabic Interpretation Challenges: Skill Based Training through Role Play: Arabic-English and English-Arabic Consecutive Interpretation
Paving the Way to Health Care 2017 - Workshop Presentations
Chinese Consecutive Interpretation, Grey Areas: Decision Making in the Field, HIV 101 for Interpreters, How to Collaborate with Mental Health Providers, Interpreting for Gender and Sexual Minorities, MassHealth Program Overview, Breath In, Breath Out: Mindfulness Fundamentals, Neuropsychology Testing, Rounding the Bends of Your Boundries, Sight Translation, The Essential Role of an Interpreter, The Language of Silence, US Dental Literacy, Where is the Line and How Do I Draw It?, The Professional Interpreter in a Bilingual Dental Setting
Paving the Way to Health Care 2016 - Workshop Presentations
Can you Speak Dental!, Embark on a Journey to Become an Exceptional Interpreter with Native Proficiency, Everyone Plays a Role in the Education of Clinical Trials, Clinical Trail handout, How to Interpret about Sexual Topics, Here is another "ism" - Understanding & Dealing with Regionalisms, "Ism" handouts, Medical Interpretation in Psychotherapy, Organ Donation: Honoring Generosity & Saving Lives, Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in Immigrant Communties, The Business of Language Interpretation & Translation, Video Interpretation Best Practices, You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention, Zika Virus
Since 2005, this annual conference has featured specific topics related to health disparities, language access, and the quality of care delivered to a diverse population.
"This was my first experience attending the Paving the Way to Health Care Conference and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am looking forward to attending next year."
" Excellent! I enjoyed the workshops very much! the presenters at each workshop I attended were competent and very knowledgement of the topic."
"Well organized and great presenters."