Continuing Education for Medical Interpreters
Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Diabetes

Lecture Date: Saturday, June 25th

Lecture Time: 9:00am to 11:00am Pacific Time (Starts 11am Central Time and 12pm Eastern Time)

Description: Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 34 million Americans. Diabetes can have serious long-term effects on patients’ health and lead to severe complications. Management and treatment of diabetes may involve a team of medical professionals - from endocrinologist to mental health specialists, as well as the patient and their family. This class is designed to help interpreters prepare for interpreting in encounters related to diabetes care - whether it’s an insulin injection education session or a dialysis discussion.  The class will cover common types of diabetes, how diabetes is diagnosed, common approaches to treating diabetes and complications of diabetes. Participants will be provided with some independent practice materials which will help them integrate the new knowledge into their interpreting practice.

Certificate: All participants will receive a certificate and badge for their participation. Participants will be asked to keep their video on and participate in breakout rooms in order to receive the certificate.

Trainer Biography: Yuliya Speroff  is a Russian-English CoreCHI™- and WA DSHS-certified medical and social services interpreter. In her current role of a supervisor with Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, Yuliya supports the work of a team of staff medical interpreters and manages translation projects. She is certified as both an English and a Russian language instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Yuliya's passion for teaching is realized through the work she does for a non-profit organization Americans Against Language Barriers, where she is engaged in curriculum development and training medical interpreters, as well as providing continuing education workshops for medical interpreters. Yuliya is the author of the Medical Interpreter Blog, which focuses on providing medical interpreters with resources and information for professional development.

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AALB is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of those with language barriers. 100% of what you choose to pay will be used to advance our charitable mission. Thank you for your support.


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