Saturday, September 12

Upcoming CDI-related Workshops

New Jersey Registry of Interpreters for the DEAF (NJRID) is providing an introductory workshop about Deaf interpreters presented by Eileen Forestal, RSC.

The dates provided for "Introducing Deaf Interpreting" are:
Saturday/Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2009
Saturday/Sunday, October 17 & 18, 2009
Saturday/Sunday, November 21 & 22, 2009
Saturday/Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2009

And the costs would be $60 per weekend which brings the total around
$240 and "attendance at all four weekends is required."

The deadline to register for this workshop is on
September 18, 2009 so hurry up!
Click here for the registration form.


Illinois RID will provided a workshop entitled: "CDI Emergency! What every CDI/DI should know about medical interpreting"
at Mt Sinai Hospital in Chicago under the Deaf Access Program which will be presented by their staff and a physican all fluent in ASL.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20-- so register soon as possible!

It is a weekend workshop on Sat, Oct 10th; 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sun, Oct 11th; 9:00am – 3:00pm.

The synopsis about two days workshops are copied and pasted below:
Sat, Oct 10th:
“Key Players in Hospital” by Dr. Gary Kaufman & Diana Thorpe, CI, CT, NIC Master
Discussion of hospital departments, as well as, staff roles & responsibilities. Interpreter thoughts and experiences in the hospital will be shared.

IVIN Demonstration by Teri Hedding, M.A. & Andrew Farnon, NIC
VRI equipment will be demonstrated, providing CDIs/DIs a clear understanding of how to work with it, when interpreting for Deaf patients

“DI, Sign That!” by Nancy Campbell, M.A., CI, CT & Michael Herschberg, CI, CT
Medical language encountered daily while interpreting medical history, rendering a diagnosis or providing medical instruction will be analysed. Practice and role play interpreting these common questions and phrases will be provided.

Sunday, October 11th:
Special Considerations in Medical Interpreting by Jodi Hains, CI, CT, & Nancy Campbell, M.A. CT, CI; Tips and advice will be given to best prepare CDIs/DIs as they interpret in the hospital environment.

Role Play in Hospital by Michael Herschberg, CI, CT
CDIs & DIs will have opportunities to practice their interpreting skills in various hospital settings at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

The early-bird registration fee is $60 before September 21st, and after October 1st it will be $75

Click here to view the ILRID Interpreter Workshop flyer

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