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International Translation Day Conference 2017

September 14, 2017

For the third year in a row, UTSA will host an International Translation Day conference organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

The all-day event will be held on September 30, 2017 in the Faculty Center located on the 4th floor of the John Peace Library (JPL) and will focus on Language Access and Health Disparities. Workshops, a panel discussion, and a keynote address will feature experts in their fields and cover a variety of health-related topics.

The Certification Commission of Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) has pre-approved the event for a total of four continuing education credit units.  

Speakers include:

  • Jorge Ungo, Strategic Account Executive, Languageline Solutions Commissioner, Certification Commissioner for Healthcare Interpreters (1 CEU)

  • Michelle Pinzl, Assistant Professor, Viterbo University, Certificate in Community Interpreting Director (2 CEU)

  • Ludmila Golovine, President of MasterWord Services (1 CEU)

  • Lucinda Nevarez, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio

The program will open at 10 a.m. with a workshop led by Ludmila Golovine titled Vicarious Trauma and Professional Interpreters.   Michelle Pinzl will present Emotional Situations and Difficult Conversations for Interpreters: Mindfulness Matters from11 a.m. to 1 p.m. After lunch the keynote speaker Jorge Ungo, former President of the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (TAHIT), will present Solidarity and Intersectionality in Language Access. The final event will be a panel discussion in which the presenters, Michelle Pinzl, Jorge Ungo, Ludmila Glavine, and Lucinda Nevarez, discuss language access and health disparities issues followed by a question and answer session. 

There will be various drawings for door prizes (donated by MasterWord) and coffee and snacks will be served courtesy of the UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.  Lunch is on your own.  Parking is available free at any surface space marked A, B, or C. (Note: do not park in green reserved spaces). Please see the campus map for more information.  

International Translation Day 2017 is organized by the UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and is co-sponsored by Worldwide Languages, MasterWord Services, the San Antonio Kidney Disease Center, the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts

The event is free and open to the public. 




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