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, a full-day 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.
Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference 2018 Sponsors
Platinum and Gold Sponsors:
Silver and Bronze Sponsors:
Ascentria Care Alliance/Language Bank
Center for Health Impact
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
Benoit Language Services, Inc.
Boston University Medical Interpreter Program
Edward M. Kennedy Health Center
International Translation Company
Language Line Solutions
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.
"Excellent presentations. I learned that we have a lot to do to focus just on the patient!"