Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators 2007 Conference

The 5th Annual Conference for the Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators will be held in Nashville, TN from September 14-16,2007. Information is now available at This year's conference promises to be the best yet, with something for everyone! So join your colleagues and friends for a great event!

On Friday, September 14, a day devoted entirely to medical translation and interpretation, the featured guest will be Cindy Roat, a widely-recognized pioneer and authority in the emerging profession of healthcare interpreting. Founding member and former Co-Chair of the National Council of Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), as well as the primary developer of Bridging the Gap, the country’s most widely-offered training for healthcare interpreters, Ms. Roat will present the following three sessions: “From Medical to Mental Health: Adjusting Interpreting Techniques to the Mental Health Settings”; “Medical Interpreter Certification: A National and State Update”: and "Interpreting for Workers' Compensation Cases".

The highlight on Saturday will be keynote speaker Marshall Morris, first member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in Translation at the University of Puerto Rico, and the developer of its Internet research course and translation internship program. His sessions will deal with editing translated texts and with translator education.

The presentation schedule for the conference can be accessed at with detailed descriptions, speaker bios and conference registration forms. Special rates are available for students. Visit the website for full details.

Flyers for the From Our Lips To Your Ears project will be available at this event. Special thanks to Cindy Roat. Visit the project Calendar for more upcoming events.

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