Francisco Pimienta-Avalos is the IMIA Mexico Chapter Chair
Francisco Pimienta-Avalos has been actively working in the medical interpreting industry since the year of 2008. He has worked in different projects with some of the major medical interpreting providers in the world in the English-Spanish language pair as an editor, translator, interpreter and senior trainer. He is a Senior Instructor of interpreting fundamentals, code of ethics, linguistic challenges, cultural competence, consecutive interpreting skills, roles of the interpreter and, medical interpreting and terminology. He became the first Medical Certified interpreter in Mexico since 2014, his efforts focus on establishing professional standards in Latin American and Mexico for medical interpretation, promoting the medical interpreting profession and, helping expand the certification standardization efforts as well as standards of practice.