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Workshop: Interpreting for Pediatric Genetics

February 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$90.00 – $110.00

Start 2020 with a great workshop and earn your ATA, CIMCE, CCHI and MBCMI CE credits and points!


This 6-hour workshop is a special opportunity for interpreters to learn to work in the fast-changing field of pediatric genetics, using a new curriculum designed by Cynthia Roat in collaboration with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. This workshop introduces basic concepts in genetics, introduces the providers on the genetic services team, walks through what to expect in a pediatric genetic consult, and discusses genetic testing. Technical vocabulary is introduced, and exercises help the interpreter learn the vocabulary both in English and a non-English language. Finally, interpreting exercises based on real-life pediatric encounters create opportunities for practice. Language-specific glossaries and practice exercises are provided in Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Arabic.


Johanna Parker

Johanna Parker is Lead Interpreter for Education and Training at Stanford Health Care. She is a CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE INTERPRETERTM and Federally- and California- Certified Court Interpreter, and holds a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (Spanish<>English). She also works as a contract seminar interpreter for the US Department of State and a freelance conference interpreter. She teaches continuing education workshops for medical and legal interpreters around the country and was the California Healthcare Interpreting Association’s Trainer of the Year in 2015.


Judit Marin

Judit Marin is a freelance Spanish interpreter, translator, and trainer based in Northern California. She is an ATA-certified (English>Spanish) translator and a California Certified Medical Interpreter. She holds an M.A. in Spanish from U.C. Santa Barbara and a B.A. in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. She currently serves as Vice President and Continuing Education Director for the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA). She received the Interpreter of the Year Award from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA), at their annual conference in 2018. You can contact her at marinjudit@yahoo.com and follow her on Twitter: @juditoak.

Continuing Education:

6 ATA CE points; 5.5 hrs. CCHI CE credits; 0.55 NBCMI CE credits; 6 CIMCE credits.


NCTA Members EB – $70 (until 1/24/2020)

Non-NCTA Members EB – $90 (until 1/24/2020)

NCTA Members (after 1/24/2020) – $90

Non-NCTA Members (after 1/24/2020) – $110

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

Registration: Early 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 1/29/2020 at 11:30 p.m.

Space is limited to 30 attendees. Register now to reserve your space.

Questions? Need more info? Email Judit Marin at continuing-ed@ncta.org


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February 1, 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$90.00 – $110.00
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Judit Marin


The Oakland Center
1000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
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