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Oncology for Medical Interpreters and Translators

September 6, 2022

Expand your understanding of cancer to prepare for the challenges of translating and interpreting in oncology care.

Communication in caring for cancer patients is often complicated. Diagnosis and treatment frequently involve multidisciplinary teams where linguists encounter highly specialized vocabulary and explanations of complex concepts and procedures. When working with limited-English-proficient patients, cultural differences in understanding cancer and expectations of care are likely to further complicate communication. Getting the language right has never been more important.

Attend this webinar to expand and strengthen your understanding of cancer as a group of diseases, including its symptomatology, typology, diagnostic methods, and common treatments and their side effects. You’ll also review the challenges specific to oncological settings and learn strategies to manage them effectively.

You will learn how to:

  1. Explain cancer and its origins
  2. Identify some of the risk factors for developing cancer
  3. Recognize cancer classifications and categories
  4. Diagnose and treat cancer
  5. Understand the challenges in interpreting an oncology patient encounter

About the Presenter

Yuliya Speroff is a Russian-English CoreCHI™- and WA DSHS-certified medical and social services interpreter. In her current role of a supervisor with Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, Yuliya supports the work of a team of staff medical interpreters and manages translation projects. She is certified as both an English and a Russian language instructor with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Yuliya’s passion for teaching is realized through the work she does for a non-profit organization Americans Against Language Barriers, where she is engaged in curriculum development and training medical interpreters.

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September 6, 2022
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Presenter(s): Yuliya Speroff
Duration: 2 hours
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: All
ATA CEPs: 2.0
Other CE Points: CCHI = 2.0; IMIA = 0.2

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