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Workshop: Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Interpreters

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$50 – $65

Join us Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Oakland for another great workshop presented by Margarita Bekker. After her presentation, she will answer questions regarding the CCHI certification for those interpreters interested in taking the exam. 

Continuing Education: ATA (2 points); CCHI (1.5 hrs.); CIMCE credits (2 hrs.)

About the Workshop

Interpreters have long been considered language workers. While it is true that their expertise lies in communication, medical interpreters must also be considered part of the healthcare workforce. And thus, interpreters must acquire the specialized knowledge to be safe members of the healthcare team. This presentation addresses the following issues:

infection control and necessary immunizations for interpreters; discussion of TB testing versus post-BCG symptom check; protecting the interpreter and the patient from infection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); industrial safety concepts and interpreting for inmates and in medical/mental health facilities at jails/prisons; interpreter safety with respect to mechanical danger, dangerous and abusive people, chemical hazards, and radiation hazards; mental hygiene measures.

 Learning Objectives:

1) to introduce the concept of infection control;

2) to educate about importance of immunizations and personal protective equipment for interpreters in medical settings,

3) to educate about personal safety measures in healthcare settings including mental health, inmate health and abusive patients situations.

About theMargarita Bekker Presenter

Margarita Bekker, CoreCHI™, is Lead Russian Interpreter, Education and Training, at Stanford University Medical Center, and Chair of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. Since 2012, she has been a curriculum developer and instructor of healthcare interpreting courses (Russian) for master-level distance learning program at Glendon School of Translation at York University, Toronto, Canada. Margarita is a certified Bridging the Gap trainer. She was a Russian Language Coach at the City College of San Francisco HCI program. Margarita is a former President of CHIA and received its Interpreter of the Year Award in 2016.


NCTA Members EB – $40  (until 7/14/2019)

Non-NCTA Members EB – $50 (until 7/14/2019)

NCTA Members (after 7/14/2019) – $50

Non-NCTA Members (after 7/14/2019) – $65

To register as an NCTA member with the reduced pricing, please log into your account and then click here!

RegistrationEarly payment is advised in order to secure participation and help reach the workshop minimum participation. Unfortunately, workshops may occasionally have to be canceled or rescheduled if the confirmed participation in advance is very low. NCTA will not be responsible for any consequential losses to participants arising from this.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are issued only if notice of cancellation is received one week prior to the applicable workshop date. A cancellation fee of $10 is charged for all cancellations.


REGISTRATION CLOSES 7/18/2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Space is limited to 35 attendees. Register now to reserve your space.

Questions? Need more info? Email Judit Marin at 


July 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 – $65
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Judit Marin


California State University East Bay
1000 Broadway, Suite 109
Oakland, United States
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