Schedule of Events Onsite

October 12, 2019

All time is local, Central time zone

Event accredited by CEAP for 5.5 CE hours (ID#09100)

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   7:30 am – 8:15 am     Registration & Continental Breakfast

   8:15 am – 9:00 am     Welcome & Opening Remarks

 9:00 am – 10:00 am     Keynote by Mara Youdelman, J.D., “The Impact of Federal Policy on Language Access in Healthcare: Where are We and Where Are We Going?”

10:10 am – 11:30 am     Plenary Panel 1 moderated by Ignatius Bau “Certification as a building block of the healthcare interpreter profession”

Panelists: current and former CCHI Commissioners: Catherine Anderson, Margarita Bekker, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Fred Bw’Ombongi, Kathleen Diamond, Jaime Fatas-Cabeza, Linda Golley, Dylanna Grasinger, Valerie Huang, Mina Kini, Eliana Lobo, Alejandro Maldonado, Francisco Martinez, Natalya Mytareva, Idolly Oliva, Erin Rosales, Mateo Rutherford, Jorge Ungo, and Mara Youdelman

Panelists will discuss the place of certification in the healthcare interpreter profession and language access arena, commenting on the changes, achievements and challenges faced over the last 10 years.

11:30 am – 11:45 am     BREAK

11:45 am – 12:50 pm     Keynote by Johanna Parker, M.A., CHI™-Spanish, “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: The Medical Interpreter’s Role in Health Care and the T&I Community”

 12:50 pm – 1:45 pm     LUNCH (on your own, same building)

    1:45 pm – 2:15 pm     Networking with Sponsors & Exhibitors

   2:15 pm – 3:45 pm     Concurrent roundtable discussions “Where does it hurt? Challenges faced by stakeholders in the healthcare interpreting profession and industry.”

Attendees are assigned to discuss one of these topics:
1. Professional Challenges for Interpreters
2. Challenges of Training Interpreters
3. Challenges for Language Services Companies
4. Challenges for Associations of Interpreters and/or Translators
5. Language Access and Policy Challenges
6. Technology in Interpreting and for Interpreters
7. Future Paths for Interpreter Certification

The objective is to identify the most urgent or strategic issues faced by different stakeholder groups today, especially those, that contribute to the alienation and divisive attitudes or jeopardize the professionalization of healthcare interpreting.

  3:45 pm – 4:10 pm     BREAK

  4:10 pm – 5:15 pm     Plenary Panel 2 moderated by Margarita Bekker “Turning today’s healthcare interpreting challenges into building blocks of the future”

Panelists: Bill Rivers, Katharine Allen, Cindy Roat, Marjory Bancroft, Zarita Araujo, Mila Golovine, Richard Laurion, Tim Moriarty, Fred Bw’Ombongi, Jose Garcia, Kristin Quinlan, Angelica Villagran de Gonzales

Panelists will discuss the most urgent or strategic issues faced by different stakeholder groups today and initiatives to address them in way that would increase the prestige associated with the profession, improve earning potential, working conditions, and contribute to the professionalization of healthcare interpreting.

 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm     Closing Ceremony

 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Reception at Sheraton Midtown Hotel (separate registration/ticket required)

  • Speakers and Panelists

  • Roundtable Moderators

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