Friday, October 5, 2007

International Medical Interpreters Association

The IMIA kicked off their annual conference today with a bang! Literally, the explosion of a generator in the garage of the Boston Sheraton did cause some commotion, but the conference continued as normal.

Observant readers might have also noticed that the results of a survey were recently released regarding interpreter compensation by the IMIA. The survey showed that 25% of respondents work as interpreting service administrators, 40% work as staff medical interpreters, and 29% work as freelance medical interpreters.

More updates and information will be shared at the IMIA conference from representatives of the medical interpreting community, including a panel on medical interpreter certification that will take place tomorrow.

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