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IMIA Celebrates Its 25th Year Anniversary



IMIA Boot Camp Series

IMIA Boot Camp™ Series
 

Register Now! 
IMPORTANT:
ANYONE CAN ATTEND!

These workshops are not limited to professional interpreters only.
For hospitals: some of your registration, health unit coordinators and other staff can also benefit.

 


*The IMIA reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient attendance. A minimum of 20 registered/paid participants (for each class in one weekend) are required by 2 weeks prior to the event in order for the classes to run. Classes that do not meet this requirement will be cancelled and students notified. IMIA reserves the right to cancel a class at any moment. Are you thinking of hosting a boot camp in your city?
These are the learning space requirements:
- 40+ participant capacity
- round table preferred
- windows and good lighting
- no powerpoint necessary
- access to a nice cafeteria on Saturday a must and Sunday a plus
- coffee taken to classrooms in am and pm breaks on Sat and on Sun just the am

8 Hour Medical Terminology Boot Camp
Language Neutral
A review course for all interpreters


MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 101 FOR INTERPRETERS (TM)

A review of basic medical terminology. Participants  will acquire the essential knowledge of the basic components of medical terminology. Anatomy (structure), physiology (function), and pathology (diseases and disorders), are discussed. The session establishes a supporting knowledge that can encourage more independent and active learning. This is an interactive class. During the session’s activities, the class will be divided into groups to work together and practice. Bring your dictionaries and a notepad. This session is language neutral and does NOT address the translation of terms, but the meaning of the terminology in English.

Learning Objectives:
* Identify basic anatomy and physiology related to the major body systems.
* Recognize prefixes, root words, and suffixes used to form medical terms.
* Explain terminology of common diseases and disorders associated to each body system.
* Recognize meaning of most common diagnostic procedures


Syllabus:
http://www.imiaweb.org/uploads/pages/663..pdf

Inner Learning Online
http://www.innerbody.com/

Anatomy Tutorials
http://www.yext.com/podiatrists/articles/anatomy-tutorials.html
 
Online Games - Medical Terminology
Improve your understanding of medical terminology and of doctor's jargon.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/medical_terminology.htm
 
 

 

HUMAN BODY
An Illustrated guide to every part of the human body and how it works. 
(This small book will be given to each participant of the 8 Hour MT Boot Camp.  Please note that those who register within 2 weeks of the course may not have the book available to them for the course itself - the book will be shipped to the attendee at a later date.)
Mosby's Medical Terminology Flash Cards 2nd. Editon
Mosby's Medical Terminology Flash Cards are the ultimate study tool for students who want extra help memorizing the prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms used to build medical terms.  (Used by the instructor during the workshop.)
 


8 Hour Medical Terminology Boot Camp Dates:
All classes: 7:30am-8am registration / Class runs 8am - 12pm and 1:pm - 5:30pm, (Lunch 12pm -1pm and two 15 minute breaks) (unless otherwise noted)

Stay tuned for 2014 dates!




CEUs
IMIA:  0.8 IMIA CEU credits will be given to participants.
ATA:  8 ATA (American Translators Association) Continuing Education Points (CEPs) will be given to participants.
RID:  To request RID CEUs, please send an email to the MassRID Certification Maintenance Program at CMP@MassRID.org, or contact your local CMP Coordinator.

8 Hour Medical Terminology Boot Camp Rates:
Discounted Membership Offers are available on the registration form if you want to become an IMIA Member and take advantage of the member rate!
Members:  $159
Non-Members: $239


Two weeks prior to a scheduled Boot Camp, rates will increase to:
Members: $209
Non-Members: $299

On Site Registration Not Available



Register Now!
 

 

8 Hour Difficult Situations Advanced Boot Camp
Language Neutral - English Only
Advanced knowledge and experience required. Participants will be asked to role-play various scenarios throughout the session. Please come prepared to actively participate.


The IMIA Boot Camp Advanced Series are 8- hour workshops that have been designed to meet the needs of advanced practicing medical interpreters in various and different advanced areas of healthcare interpreting. The first course to be offered is:

INTERPRETING IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS:
FROM DEATH TO PROFANITY (TM)

Interpreting death, violence, trauma, psychiatric situations, embarrassing language and profanity requires an enormous amount of energy, poise and skills from even the most experienced medical interpreter. Participants will learn about the main conditions, characteristics and peculiarities of difficult situations to help formulate different strategies to maintain accuracy, to ensure safety and to cope with these specific situations. Through case based scenarios and real life examples, participants will address the cultural, interpersonal, linguistic and stressful issues that typically arise. Group exercises allow for the exploration of cultural and linguistic concepts embedded in the case based renditions and interventions.

Learning Objectives - Participants will:
* Analyze the key characteristics and special conditions of difficult situations.
* Acquire specific techniques to address the cultural and linguistic issues embedded in difficult situations.
* Ensure that accuracy of interpretation is maintained regardless of the difficulty of the situation.
* Learn to normalize idiomatic expressions that are linguistically and culturally difficult.

Syllabus:
http://www.imiaweb.org/uploads/pages/663_2..pdf



8 Hour Difficult Situations Advanced Boot Camp Dates:
All classes: 7:30am-8am registration / Class runs 8am - 12pm and 1:pm - 5:30pm, (Lunch 12pm -1pm and two 15 minute breaks) (unless otherwise noted)


September 7, 2013
Register by August 23rd for best rate!

Duke University School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322
Durham, NC 27710
http://nursing.duke.edu/




CEUs
IMIA:  0.8 IMIA CEU credits will be given to participants.
ATA:  8 ATA (American Translators Association) Continuing Education Points (CEPs) will be given to participants.
RID: To request RID CEUs, please send an email to the MassRID Certification Maintenance Program at
CMP@MassRID.org, or contact your local CMP Coordinator.

8 Hour Difficult Situations Advanced Boot Camp Rates:

Discounted Membership Offers are available on the registration form if you want to become an IMIA Member and take advantage of the member rate!
Members: $159
Non-Members: $239


Two weeks prior to a scheduled Boot Camp, rates will increase to:
Members: $209
Non-Members: $299

On Site Registration Not Available



Register Now!

 

 

8 Hour Exploring Complex Ethical Dilemmas Boot Camp
Language Neutral - English Only


This 8 hour workshop will cover the basic precepts of several ethical codes for the medical and medical interpreting profession, and add medical ethics concepts that inform decision-making in a healthcare environment. Authentic and realistic case studies will be utilized and real time ethical decision making skills will be practiced. This is not a workshop for the beginner interpreter. It will challenge participants to the requirements of fast thinking, clear beliefs and expectations of self and others in how to behave in a highly charged ethical situation. At the end of the workshop, participants will be expected to:

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be expected to:
1. Understand primary established ethical precepts that need to be followed by a medical interpreter.
2. Identify what constitutes unethical behavior and its consequences
3. Improve skills related to handling complex ethical dilemmas.


8 Hour Exploring Complex Ethical Dilemmas Dates:
All classes: 7:30am-8am registration / Class runs 8am - 12pm and 1:pm - 5:30pm, (Lunch 12pm -1pm and two 15 minute breaks) (unless otherwise noted)

Stay tuned for 2014 dates!




CEUs
IMIA: 0.8 IMIA CEU credits will be given to participants.
ATA: 8 ATA (American Translators Association) Continuing Education Points (CEPs) will be given to participants.
RID: To request RID CEUs, please send an email to the MassRID Certification Maintenance Program at
CMP@MassRID.org, or contact your local CMP Coordinator.

8 Hour Exploring Complex Ethical Dilemmas Rates:

Discounted Membership Offers are available on the registration form if you want to become an IMIA Member and take advantage of the member rate!
Members: $159
Non-Members: $239


Two weeks prior to a scheduled Boot Camp, rates will increase to:
Members: $209
Non-Members: $299

On Site Registration Not Available



Register Now!



8 Hour Exploring Mental Health Interpreting Boot Camp
Language Neutral - English Only


This 8 hour workshop will explore a variety of concepts related to mental health interpreting practice to inform decision-making in a this environment. Issues such as safety, transference and counter-transference, emotional aspects of mental health therapeutic rapport, and cultural perceptions related to mental health will be discussed. Authentic and realistic case studies will be utilized and real time interpreting skills will be practiced. These will include interpreting speech disfluency and simultaneous interpretation for emotionally charged conversations that do not pause. This is not a workshop for the beginner interpreter. It will challenge participants to the requirements of fast thinking, clear beliefs and expectations of self and others in how to behave in emotionally charged encounters.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be expected to:
1. Understand most important concepts related to mental health interpreting practice.
2. Identify what constitutes transference and counter-transference
3. Improve skills related to handling complex mental health encounters.


8 Hour Exploring Mental Health Interpreting Dates:
All classes: 7:30am-8am registration / Class runs 8am - 12pm and 1:pm - 5:30pm, (Lunch 12pm -1pm and two 15 minute breaks) (unless otherwise noted)


September 8, 2013
Register by August 23rd for best rate!
Duke University School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322
Durham, NC 27710
http://nursing.duke.edu/




CEUs
IMIA: 0.8 IMIA CEU credits will be given to participants.
ATA: 8 ATA (American Translators Association) Continuing Education Points (CEPs) will be given to participants.
RID: To request RID CEUs, please send an email to the MassRID Certification Maintenance Program at
CMP@MassRID.org, or contact your local CMP Coordinator.

8 Hour Exploring Mental Health Interpreting Rates:

Discounted Membership Offers are available on the registration form if you want to become an IMIA Member and take advantage of the member rate!
Members: $159
Non-Members: $239


Two weeks prior to a scheduled Boot Camp, rates will increase to:
Members: $209
Non-Members: $299

On Site Registration Not Available



Register Now!

 


 

 

IMIA BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTORS:
  (Instructor will vary per date)

Izabel Arocha, IMIA Executive 

DirectorIzabel S. Arocha, M.Ed., CMI
, IMIA Executive Director
Izabel Arocha is a nationally certified medical interpreter and the Executive Director of the International Medical Interpreters Association, the representative association of medical interpreters worldwide. Arocha also represents IMIA and serves as Secretary General of FIT, The International Federation of Translators, representing over 100 translator, interpreter, and terminologist associations worldwide. She worked as a professor at Boston University and Cambridge College and advocates for academic education as a means to professionalization. Her Multidisciplinary Competency Model provides a generalist to specialist interpreter identity schema.She was an advocate for the IMIA charter from 1986 to implement certification and as IMIA President, cofounded the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters in 2009. She advocates for the reimbursement of medical interpreters in Capitol Hill, and internationally for language rights as an international human rights issue. She was born in Australia and raised in Belgium, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Serbia, and Brazil and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and speaks French well. She was the recipient of the Language Award in 2008 and the IMIA Lighthouse Leadership Award in 2010. Arocha holds a Bachelor in Management from Lesley University, a Translation Certificate from University of Cambridge, England, from 1981, and a Masters in Education from Boston University. Currently she is a PhD candidate at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Her most recent research surrounds cultural identity development and its various determinants.

 

New Hampshire State Chapter ChairAlexandra Baer, CMI, IMIA New Hampshire State Chapter Chair
Alexandra Baer was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At the age of fourteen (14) she and her family moved to Portugal where she finished High School and completed her Bachelor’s Degree. She then came to the United States in 1988 where she earned her Master’s Degree in Music and the Equivalent Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas. Alexandra has been a Spanish/Portuguese interpreter for over 11 years. She works in both legal and medical fields and has done numerous presentations for state and national conferences. Alexandra has worked for a NH Interpreting agency since 2006 where she currently holds several roles: interpreter, trainer and Quality Assurance. Alexandra received her CMI credentials in 2011 and she is the IMIA NH Chapter Chair.




Anita Coelho Diabate, IMIA Vice PresidentAnita Coelho Diabate; IMIA Vice President
IMIA Senior Medical Interpreter Trainer

Anita Coelho Diabate is a Portuguese Medical and Mental Health interpreter with the Cambridge Health Alliance. She also serves as Adjunct Professor of Mental Health Interpreting at Cambridge College and was recently awarded "2012 Interpreter of the Year" at Cambridge Health Alliance. Anita holds post‐secondary certificates in both Medical and Mental Health interpreting from Cambridge College. In her role at the Cambridge HealthAlliance, she works both within their internal Call Center and on the hospital units fielding Medical and Mental Health interpreter assisted calls and face‐to‐face requests while serving as a multilingual Information Specialist. As Vice President, her responsibilities include developing innovative ways in which to promote Medical Interpretation internationally, incorporating "best practice" orientation and member feedback into new programs for furthering professional interpreter development. As an IMIA Board Director, she is committed to sharing vital information on National Certification for the advancement of Professional Medical Interpreters.




Marlene Vicky 
Obermeyer, MA, RNMarlene Vicky Obermeyer, MA, RN
A registered nurse with over thirty years of hands-on bedside nursing, Marlene originally came from the Philippines, completed her nursing education in the U.S., and has obtained additional certificates in cross-cultural training and transcultural nursing. Marlene is an experienced cross-cultural trainer and continuing education provider for nurses with emphasis on Cultural Competency. She has designed and authored over 100 contact hours of continuing education courses for nurses. She is a cross-cultural trainer who prepares expatriates and their families for international assignments and has worked with Cargill and Sprint international executives. Marlene is a certified eCollege instructor and has taught anatomy and medical terminology online at Virginia College. In 2009, she started Culture Advantage, an online continuing education provider offering three programs in Professional Medical Interpreter Training (English-Spanish, Language- Neutral, and Fast Track for Healthcare Professionals). The programs are based on the IMIA Standards in addition to 70 percent medical terminology content.  She has trained interpreters for the Rockford Health Systems, Ohio Health Partners, and for indigenous speakers of five Maya languages as part of a U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops project. Member: Kansas Association of Nursing Continuing Education Providers. Member: Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators. Member and former KS-State Representative: International Medical Interpreters Association.



Yadira 


Willimann, MDYadira Willimann, MD
Yadira Willimann, MD, holds a medical degree from the University of Veracruz in Mexico where she worked as an emergency and outpatient care physician in a hospital for the underprivileged, and gained ample experience as a family physician at the Mexican Social Healthcare Institute (IMSS). Dr. Willimann holds a Bridging the Gap certificate and has trained more than 250 interpreters, students, health care providers, social workers and other members of the community through the Glades Initiative, Inc.’s Medical Interpreter Training Connecting Worlds.



 


 

Are you thinking of hosting a boot camp in your city?

These are the learning space requirements:
- 40+ participant capacity
- round table preferred
- windows and good lighting
- no powerpoint necessary
- access to a nice cafeteria on Saturday a must and Sunday a plus
- coffee taken to classrooms in am and pm breaks on Sat and on Sun just the am

 



PAST BOOT CAMPS 2013
- - -

May 4th & 5th (Portland, OR)

Providence Health and Services
http://oregon.providence.org/


April 6th, 2013 (Dover, NH)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
789 Central Ave, Dover, N.H. 03820

http://www.wdhospital.com


May 18th & 19th, 2013 (Nashville, TN)
Vanderbilt Hospital
789 Central Ave, Dover, N.H. 03820

http://mc.vanderbilt.edu/


 

PAST BOOT CAMPS 2012
- - -
Language BankMarch 3rd & 4th (Concord, NH)
Concord Hospital, 250 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH
http://www.concordhospital.org/

April 29th, 2012 (Tulsa, OK)
Tulsa Community College, 909 S. Boston, Rm. 411, Tulsa, OK 74119
http://www.tulsacc.edu/

May 12th, 2012 (Orange, CA)
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868
http://www.healthcare.uci.edu/

June 2nd & 3rd, 2012 (New York, NY)
Beth Israel Medical Center, BIMC - Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Conference Center
10 Union Square East | 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003

http://www.wehealny.org/patients/bi_home/bi_paccinfo.html

July 14th & 15th, 2012  (Fayetteville, AR)
Washington Regional Medical Center / CSS Building
3215 N. North Hills Blvd., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
http://www.wregional.com/

September 15th & 15th, 2012  (Providence, RI)
Hope Club
Six Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 0290
http://www.hopeclub.com/

November 10th & 11th, 2012  (Boston, MA)

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
http://www.massgeneral.org/

 

Please email info@imiaweb.org for information.

Additional Files

>Medical Terminology Boot Camp Syllabus 2013

>Difficult Situations Boot Camp Syllabus 2013

>Durham NC Boot Camps Sept. 7-8, 2013 (pdf)

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