National Certification Summit Schedule

Saturday, April 6, 2024

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7:30 am – 8:00 am       Registration and Breakfast
                                        (3rd floor, Academic Building, Mural Area near Amphitheater)

8:00 am – 8:15 am       Summit Opening (Amphitheater)

8:15 am – 8:30 am       Welcome Address by Dr. Jeffrey Jackson, Chair of History, Humanities and Languages
                                        at UHD (Amphitheater)

8:30 am – 9:15 am       Opening Session (Amphitheater)

9:15 am – 9:30 am       Break and Exhibitor Time

9:30 am – 10:15 am     Plenary session “Futurist Thinking Workout” moderated by Natalya Mytareva, M.A.,
                                        I.C.E.-CCP, and Yasha Saebi, M.S., CoreCHI-P (Amphitheater)

10:15 am – 10:30 am   Break and Exhibitor Time

10:30 am – 11:30 am   Concurrent sessions A

11:30 am – 12:45 pm   Lunch and Exhibitor Time (Mural Area)

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm     Plenary panel session “Legislative Future” with Kathleen Diamond, M.A., Bill Rivers,
                                        Ph.D., and Mara Youdelman, J.D., LL.M., moderated by Jorge Ungo
 (Amphitheater)

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm       Concurrent sessions B

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm       Break and Exhibitor Time (Mural Area)

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm       Concurrent sessions C

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm       Break

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm       Plenary session “Summit Reflections” by CCHI Chair Vonessa Costa and Vice Chair
                                         Johanna Parker (Amphitheater)

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm       Raffle Prizes and Closing (Amphitheater)

The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

10:30 – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions A

Session Type Title & Presenters Room
Performance-Based Interpreting Slam
Paul Spacek, M.S., CHI – Spanish, & Paco Martinez, M.A., CHI-Spanish (Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City)
1
Performance-Based AIM For Accuracy: Honing Your Consecutive Skills
Agustín Servin de la Mora, B.A., CMI, FCCI (DE LA MORA Institute of Interpretation)
2
  Advancing Skills in the Digital Era: A Practical Approach to Technology and Growth in Healthcare Interpreting
Andrew Dafoe, CHI-Spanish. LA and MS Court Certified Interpreter (TNOLA Languages)
3
  I’m Not Just Bilingual, I’m a Professional Interpreter
Tatiana Cestari, Ph.D., CHI-Spanish, & Danielle Meder, RID-NIC (MARTTI by UpHealth)
4
  Remediating Situations: Important Tips for Interpreting Success
Romina Espinosa, M.A., CHI-Spanish, & Carla Alegre, CHI-Spanish (UC San Diego Health)
5
  Vital Signs: How to Effectively Communicate with Deaf Patients in Healthcare Settings
Timothy Riker M.A., CDI, CLIP-R (Brown University, DeafYES! Center for Deaf Empowerment and Recovery)
6
Language Access Leadership “Provider Training about Interpreters & Language Access” 7
From Evidence to Action – How Do Your Providers Rate (on Language Access?)
David Hunt, J.D. (BCT Partners)
Every Time? Changing Mindsets
Andy Schweiter, CMI-Spanish (Cincinnati Children’s)
The Future Roundtables The Future of Language Services 8
NCIHC Focus Groups Update & Revise the National Standards of Practice 9

1:30 – 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions B

Session Type Title & Presenters Room
Performance-Based It’s All About the Drills! Preparing for Certification the Deliberate Way
Elena Langdon, M.A., CT (MasterWord)
1
Performance-Based Keeping up With a Caffeinated Cheetah: Coping with Fast Speakers in Simultaneous Interpretation (Part I)
Johanna Parker, M.A., CHI-Spanish, FCCI  (CCHI) and Victoria Sormani, CHI-Spanish
2
  Idiomatic Expressions: Excuse me, que dijo?
Heidi Hobson, CHI-Spanish
3
  Interpreting After Grief and Loss
Marisa Rueda Will, CHI-Spanish (Tica Interpreter Training and Translations)
4
  Interpreting for Radiation Oncology Encounters
Erika Saldana, CHI-Spanish
5
  The Quality Conundrum: Aligning Onsite and On-Demand Remote Healthcare Interpreter Qualifications
Katharine Allen, M.A. (Boostlingo)
6
Language Access Leadership “Interpreter Services Operations” 7
Got Interpreters? Improving language Access through Enhanced Agency Partnerships
Lyndsey Newman, MBA, MHA, LSSGB (Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center)
Prioritizing Clinical Encounter by Interpretation Modality
Melina Kolbeck (Children’s Health of Dallas)
The Future Roundtables The Future of Interpreter Ethics (AAITE/NCIHC/NAJIT) 8
NCIHC Focus Groups Update & Revise the National Standards of Practice 9

2:45 – 3:45 pm Concurrent Sessions C

Session Type Title & Presenters Room
Performance-Based The Art of Note-Taking: LAB PRACTICE
Catalina Natalini, M.A., Certified Spanish Court Interpreter, & Maria Perez-Chambers, FCCI (Magna Voce LLC)
1
Performance-Based Keeping up With a Caffeinated Cheetah: Coping with Fast Speakers in Simultaneous Interpretation (Part II)
Johanna Parker, M.A., CHI-Spanish, FCCI  (CCHI) and Victoria Sormani, CHI-Spanish
2
  The Five Pillars of a Solid Interpreter Team: Ways to Promote Interpreter Engagement
Dayana Sanchez, CHI-Spanish (Sinai Chicago)
3
  Interpreting Is a Performance Art
Javier Castillo, CHI-Spanish, FCCI, State Court Certified (Castillo Language Services, Inc.)
4
  The Role of the Interpreter in Speech-Language Pathology
Devin Lukachik, B.A., CHI-Spanish
5
  Insights from the Interpreting SAFE-AI Task Force

Ludmila Golovine, Christina Green, Court Certified Interpreter, ATA Certified Translator, Timothy Riker M.A., CDI, CLIP-R, Bill Rivers, PhD

6
Language Access Leadership “Meeting the Needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing” 7
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients: Legal and Ethical Challenges
Detra Stewart, BS, RRT (ADA Compliance Experts)
Unpacking “Effective Communication” in Healthcare: When Compliance Isn’t enough
Jeni Rodrigues, PhD, RID NIC, CI & CT, NAD IV, CoreCHI (Rochester Institute of Technology)
The Future Roundtables The Future of Certification

MB Bekker, CoreCHI-P, Mateo Rutherford-Rojas, M.A., CHI-Spanish, Valerie Huang, M.A., CHI-Mandarin, Natalya Mytareva, M.A., I.C.E.-CCP (CCHI)

8
NCIHC Focus Groups Update & Revise the National Standards of Practice 9

 

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