“Cambridge, MA, August 18, 2010 —
The International Medical Interpreter Association boasts 48 workshops for its Annual Conference to be held September 3-5, 2010 at the Harvard Medical School Conference Center in Boston.
A record number of abstract submissions were submitted by nationally and internationally recognized experts, to be presented in 45-minute workshops over the course of the three day event. “There’s something for everyone” says IMIA Vice President Anita Coelho Diabate on the offerings which are for both seasoned veterans of medical interpreting and for newcomers alike. While there is diversity, there is depth as these workshops represent the latest in the specialized field of medical interpreting. The complete list of scheduled workshops can be viewed at
The 2010 conference expects to draw over 600 attendees who will have access to a broad range of educational and informative sessions, including an expert panel discussion on Patient Safety, the theme of this year’s conference. Other plenary sessions include the Updates on National Certification and national Advocacy for medical interpreters. Attendees may opt to spend an entire day in the eight hour long Medical Terminology Boot Camp, designed for new entrants to the field of medical interpreting. For those wishing to network with peers and assist in helping the IMIA achieve its goals, IMIA Committee meetings will be held on Friday, September 3rd. The IMIA has committees on Public Relations, Membership, eNews, Education, Ethics and Advocacy. In addition, several Stakeholder and Division meetings will also take place throughout the conference. The full conference schedule is available at http://www.imiaweb.org/conferences/scheduleataglance.asp . The Fifth Annual Medical Interpreter Salary Survey Results will be shared as well as other IMIA’s new publications. “The presence of our international colleagues allows us to build bridges of understanding that transcend our borders”, says Izabel S. Arocha, M.Ed. President of the IMIA. “Interpreting is growing and evolving internationally and this conference is the international forum for medical interpreters.”
“I am confident that we have a strong program this year” states IMIA Conference Administrator Kyra Marino. To register for the conference, go to
About the IMIA
The International Medical Interpreters Association is the only national trade association committed to the advancement of professional medical interpreters as the best practice to equitable language access to health care for linguistically diverse patients. Founded in 1986, with over 2,000 members, most providing interpreting services in over 70 languages, the IMIA is the oldest and largest medical interpreter association.”
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