GaRID: Advanced Medical Interpreting

  • 01 Apr 2017
  • 9:00 PM
  • 02 Apr 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Clarkston, Georgia USA

"Advanced Medical Interpreting"

Presented by Heather Brown & Anna McDuffie


1.2 CEUs in Professional Studies Available  

Deadline for Registration March 22nd

When:  April 1 & 2, 2017

             9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, both days

Location: Clarkston, GA (TBD)

Cost: GaRID Members - $120.00

         Non-Members - $150.00

        (Workshop is capped at 50 registrants)

Session Information: 

This workshop will break down the interpreting process from start to finish in a medical interpreting assignment. Highlighted topics include: preparation, doctor's office vs hospital setting, breaking down medical terminology and medical questions, the art of "handing off" to the next interpreter, HIPAA considerations, Universal Codes, Informed Consent, avoiding infection exposure, interpreting in the OR, sterile field, best practices when medical situations are not what is expected involving legal, mental health, child services, or palliative care.

Presenter Biographies: 

Heather Brown, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

A native of Washington, DC, she received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Maryland College in 1995, with Summa Cum Laude honors and was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Key. She then attended George Washington University for her PA training, matriculating in 1998. After that, graduated with honors with a Master's of Science in Health Sciences, and a Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies in 2000. She began working clinically as a Physicians Assistant, practicing Emergency Medicine for the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. Heather moved to Atlanta, GA, Mercer University in 2011 to teach full time in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Professions. She continued to work in both urgent care and emergency medicine, and in 2015, returned full time, to work for Tenet Healthcare and Northside Hospital, in Atlanta, GA, and continues to teach at both Mercer University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Heather was awarded the Distinguished Fellow Award in 2013 by the American Association of Physician Assistants. She has presented at both local and national conferences, holds a patent with the US Patent Office, and has published articles in nationally peer reviewed journals, including Health Care Providers and the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants in January of 2014. In her free time, Heather enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and running, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Thomas, friends and her two boxers, Millie and Avery.

Anna McDuffie, BS, CI & CT, NIC, SC:L

A native of Atlanta, graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Interpreting for the Deaf. After graduation, she moved to Boston where she worked as a staff interpreter at the Learning Center for Deaf Children, a bilingual/bicultural school for the Deaf. She also worked part time at Boston University as an interpreter for various graduate programs. Anna returned to Atlanta in 1999 and has been working as a freelance interpreter for the past 18 years. She earned a Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration from RID in 1999, the Specialist Certificate: Legal from RID in 2008 and the National Interpreter Certification for RID in 2011. Anna began teaching medical interpreting workshops along with her co-presenter, Heather Brown, in 2008 and is very passionate about standardizing best practices for medical and legal interpreting. Additionally, they published an article in a nationally peer reviewed medical journal entitled Health Care Providers and the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Journal of the American Association of Physical Assistants in January of 2011. Anna currently lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, Eric. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her step-daughter, Cece, her fur kids, Lola and Pippa, traveling, and playing tennis.

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