A keynote on language access in healthcare settings, the third annual presentation of the Tony Winsor Award and workshops on the opioid crisis and the interpreter role in neuropsychological testing will be featured at the 12th annual Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference sponsored by UMass Medical School and MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program.
A UMass Medical School expert on medical interpretation and cultural competency has co-authored an advanced Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) module to instruct researchers on strategies to obtain informed consent from potential study participants who do not speak English well.
The rising demand for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who have the proficiency and comfort to perform in a health care setting led to the development of a new training program offered by UMass Medical School, MassHealth, and the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Medical interpreters from throughout New England can choose from 15 workshops, including one on understanding the Zika virus, and listen to a keynote on serving vulnerable populations at the 11th annual Paving the Way to Health Care Access Conference June 10 at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough.
About 250 medical interpreters from throughout New England will learn about the latest advances in the field during the 10th annual Paving the Way to Health Care Access conference, co-sponsored by MassHealth and UMass Medical School.
A registered nurse known nationally as a pioneer in the field of medical interpreting has been chosen as the recipient of the first Ernest “Tony” Winsor Award, which will be presented June 19 at the 10th annual Paving the Way to Health Care Access conference co-sponsored by MassHealth and UMass Medical School.