CCHI Commissioners invite you to participate in the First National Healthcare Interpreter Certification Summit!

The Summit’s goal is to bring together various stakeholders to discuss current issues and “pain points” of the healthcare interpreting profession and industry as well as challenges of providing meaningful language access to health care for patients with limited English proficiency. We hope we can collectively start mapping out paths for some mutually acceptable resolutions.

The Summit’s hashtag is #CCHI10 – follow us and share your thoughts!

When: October 12, 2019 – one full day of participatory learning and networking 

Where: Minneapolis, MN, at Allina Commons

CE hours accredited:  up to 5.5 CE hours by CEAP (onsite and full virtual – 5.5 CE hrs, plenary livestream only – 4 CE hrs)

Cost: $10 (Thanks to our sponsors!)

How to attend: You may attend in person (onsite) or virtually (online). Onsite registration is CLOSED (as of 7/31/19) – thank you for registering early! Online registration is still open.

There are two ways to participate in the Summit virtually:

  • Viewing only plenary sessions livestream (like viewing a webinar) – registration is still OPEN.
  • Full online participation at the Virtual Summit – registration CLOSED as of 8/7/19: viewing plenary sessions livestream (like a webinar) AND participating in live discussion via online breakout groups (like a virtual meeting where you can share your webcam if you wish).

Quick Facts to Plan your Attendance

REGISTRATION: Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors the cost is $10 (ten) to attend in person (onsite) or virtually (online). Deadline for registration to attend onsite (in person) is October 5, 2019. Deadline for registration to attend virtually is October 7, 2019.

VENUEAllina Commons
2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55407
Tel.: (612) 262-5000

PARKING: Parking at the Global Market Ramp at 10th Avenue and Lake Street. Bring your parking ticket with you for validation. Map and Directions

LUNCH: On your own, over 50 vendors in the same building at the Global Market. Lunch break is at 12:45-1:45 pm (local time, Central time zone).

RECEPTION: 7-9 pm at Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel, located across the street from the venue (connected via walkway), separate ticket required.

LODGING: We reserved a special-rate block of rooms at Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel. Hotel reservations at the group rate of $119 can be made until September 10, 2019, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

AGENDA: The Summit will start with the keynote address by Mara Youdelman, J.D., Managing Attorney at the National Health Law Program and CCHI’s first Chair. Then, our MC Ignatius Bau, J.D., Health Care Policy Consultant, will facilitate a panel discussion about certification with CCHI’s current and former Commissioners. Johanna Parker, M.A., CHI™-Spanish, of Stanford Health, will reflect on the professional identity of the healthcare interpreter, setting the stage for roundtable discussions focused on various stakeholders’ interests and challenges. These on-site roundtables will not be broadcasted, instead we will hold at the same time virtual roundtables on the same topics. And finally, a panel of nationally renowned experts moderated by our Chair Margarita Bekker will discuss their views on the current issues of the profession and industry and their suggestions for actions we all need to take to shape the future in the next 10 years.

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