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6th Annual OHCIA Conference

OHSU ROBERTSON LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING (RLSB)

RECENTLY RENAMED IN HONOR OF DR. JOE ROBERTSON.
2730 SW MOODY AVE. PORTLAND,
PORTLAND, OR 97219

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR CEU CLASSES IS NOW CLOSED. ON SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE, IF SEATS AVAILABLE. 

 

        TIME                                                  DESCRIPTION

Registration opens — Job Fair - Free Breakfast/Coffee

Main Program begins — Welcome and opening remarks

Presenting Sponsor

Commissioner Sharon Meieran - Keynote Speaker 

OHCIA President

Acknowledgements

Looking into the future!

Health Care Interpreter of the Year Award

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1st Round Workshops (1 hr. length)

LUNCH BREAK - JOB FAIR

2nd Round workshops (3 hrs. length)

2nd Round workshops (1 hr. length)

BREAK - JOB FAIR CONTINUES

3rd Round workshops (1 hr. length)

BREAK - JOB FAIR CONTINUES

Program Closes - Job Fair Continues

Raffle Held Lecture Hall Exhibitor Room (3rd Floor)

Event Closes

8:00 am - 9:00 am       

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9:10 am - 9:15 am        

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm     

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2:30 pm - 2:45 pm         

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3:45 pm - 4:00 pm         

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm         

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm         

5:00 pm                          

 

**IMPORTANT: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

LIST OF CEUs/WORKSHOPS & REGISTRATION


OHCIA is thrilled to announce that for the 6th year in a row and with the support of our generous sponsors, is able to offer very affordable continuing education opportunities to our attendees.

Approved for Continuing Education Hours through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) Court Language Access Services, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ORID), an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

If you are certified by the National Board of Certified Medical Interpreters (NBCMI), please refer to their policy:

"NBCMI will accept any valid course as long as it meets the same guidelines.  If you attend an event that you believe would meet NBCMI’s or the IMIA’s Education Committee’s standards, you may submit the necessary documentation to NBCMI to have it evaluated, in a case-by-case basis. The National Board has been automatically accepting ATA, RID and CCHI CEs, this will no longer be the case."

*Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) - Pending

 

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All Qualified and Certified HCI's must complete 24 hours of OHA approved continuing education (CEU). For more details, please visit their website HERE.

Approved CEUs from Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), Oregon Judicial Department Court Language Access Services &  Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP, will be accepted by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for the renewal of HCI letters.

 

CEU/WORKSHOPS TITLES

The following sessions are presented for continuing education accreditation and they are available to those in need of CE hours for credential renewal, and also for those in search of professional growth and development :

  1. Interpreting for Palliative Care in Pediatrics 
  2. Training Dental Interpreters - A team approach
  3. Developing Memory Skills for Health Care Interpreting
  4. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
  5. Infection Control & Industrial Safety for Interpreters in Medical Settings
  6. Accent Modification for Interpreters
  7. Interpreting Oregon Workers Compensation
  8. Sight translating intake forms

 

The following sessions are not approved for continuing education hours:

  1. Independent contractor vs Regular employee
  2. Interpreting & Interpretation Technology,
  3. Certification process with Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
  4. Certification process with The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)

+ Interpreting for Palliative Care Training in Pediatrics

Presenters: Jorge Madrid, CHI & Daniela Obregón, CHI

Category: Skills

Description: The aim of this presentation is to take a closer look of what palliative care in pediatrics entails from a healthcare interpreter’s perspective with hopes to provide better understanding of the subject. Palliative care is a discipline that formally developed in the second half of the twentieth century, but since then, many have mistakenly thought that this specialty is synonymous with hospice care. Palliative care encounters can be emotionally taxing, linguistically difficult, and highly challenging. We will provide tips on how to be better prepared for different sessions with the palliative care team, the importance of self-care, self-awareness, and how to handle emotionally charged encounters.

Objectives:

  • Explore the world of palliative care in pediatrics.
  • Discuss strategies for pallliative care related interactions such as end-of-life conferences.
  • Identify and implement tips for self-care before, during, and after palliative care encounters.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants.

Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE -$10

CEUs

  • 1 CEU approved by CCHI
  • 1 CEU - skills - approved by OHA
  • 1 General Credit - approved by OJD
  • DSHS - Read note #1 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.1 CEU by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

Note #1 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.

+ Training Dental Interpreters: A Team Approach

Presenter: Dr. Richie Kohli, BDS, MS (DPH)

Category: Skills

Description: Because of recent increase in the number of individuals who have limited English speaking skills, there is a unique demand on the U.S. health care system to provide culturally competent care. Effective patient-provider communication is essential to high-quality health care. Literature suggests that the use of professional interpreters (in person or via telephone) increases patient satisfaction, improves adherence and outcomes, and reduces adverse events, thus limiting malpractice risk. The goal of this presentation is to educate health care interpreters in dental-related terms and procedures and thus increase their confidence in providing interpreter services in dental settings.

Objectives:

  • Describe the role of interpreters in dental care settings
  • Identify challenges that interpreters face in dental health care settings; and recommended solutions
  • Review common terminology used in dental care assignments

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants.

Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE -$10

CEUs

  • 1 CEU - approved by CCHI
  • 1 CEU skilss - approved by OHA
  • DSHS - Read note #1 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.1 CEU by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

Note #1 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.


+ Developing Memory Skills for Interpreters

Presenter: Joselito Tanega, Educational Specialist

Category: Skills

Description: How many times do you meet someone and immediately forget their name? It happens every day. Learning proven memory techniques can aid in retaining basic information like someone’s name; which can mean the difference between looking like a professional or amateur. This workshop can help improve the communication and relationships between you as the Healthcare interpreter, your clients and healthcare providers. Being able to remember names and greet everyone by their name is the ultimate sign of respect and professionalism.

Objectives:

  • Explore techniques to train our brains to remember more information.
  • Employ focusing skills to aid in memory retention.
  • Practice and use basic memory techniques when working in a variety of settings.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants.

Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE -$10

CEUs

  • 1 PB*CE Hour approved by CCHI
  • 1 CEU SKILLS - approved by OHA
  • 1 General Credit approved by OJD
  • DSHS - Read note #2 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.1 CEU by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities

Note #1 - PB - Performance Based - CCHI certificant are required to obtain 2 PB CE hours every two years.*

Note #2 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.

+ Sight Translating Intake Forms - a Safe Technique

Presenter: Helen Eby, CHI, Court Interpreter & Certified Spanish Translator

Category: Skills

Description: Intake forms are used in legal reviews of medical cases. You never know when they will be questioned. Accuracy is paramount. In this session, Helen Eby will explain a technique she has developed and vetted with attorneys after seeing forms being questioned in depositions where she acted as a certified court interpreter. This technique does not take extra time and clearly reflects the patient’s original intent. Later, nobody has any grounds to question whether it reflects what the patient said, which is the main problem with other techniques.

Objectives:

  • Actively involve the limited English procient (LEP) client in filling out their own forms.
  • Apply documentation techniques when filling out forms that shows that the English reflects the intention of the LEP.
  • Apply above skills in ever changing situation including LEP clients who are unable to write for themselves
  • Maintain accuracy of form documentation without extending the appointment duration.
  • Explain the value of filling out forms bilingually and illustrate this value to the medical providers.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants.

  • Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE -$10

CEUs

  • 1 PB*CE Hour - approved by CCHI
  • 1 CEU skills - approved by OHA
  • DSHS - Read note #2 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.1 CEUs by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

Note #1 - PB - Performance Based - CCHI certificant are required to obtain 2 PB CE hours every two years. **

Note #2 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.


+ Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Presenter: Sara Taggart, MPA, Prevention, Education & Partnerships Manager at Children’s Center

Category: Ethics

Description: Video-based and interactive workshop offered through a grant from The Ford Family Foundation to raise the bar of awareness of the very difficult issue of child sexual abuse. Most adults remain uncomfortable broaching the subject despite the reality that at least 1 in 10 children experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. To overcome this barrier and begin a real conversation, the workshops use the nationally recognized and evidence informed Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention curriculum. The workshop integrates survivor stories, facts about child sexual abuse, and concrete steps that Health Care Interpreters can take to recognize, prevent and respond skillfully to concerns.

Objectives:

Although Health Care Interpreters are not obligatory abuse reporters, we aim to achieve shifts in culture and behavior around this largely silent issue. Objectives relating to this goal:

  • Prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.
  • Define and describe pertinent facts of child abuse.
  • Assess self for comfortability in addressing the topic of child abuse.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants. Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE - $30

CEUs

  • 3 CE Hours approved by CCHI
  • 3 CEU Ethics - approved by OHA
  • 3 General Credit approved by OJD
  • DSHS - Read note #1 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.3 CEUs by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities

Note #1 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.

+ Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Interpreters in Medical Settings

Presenter: Linda Golley, CCHI Commissioner

Category: Skills / Ethics

Description: 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, while court/legal interpreters interpreting in medical settings must also understand the peculiarities and dynamics of a medical environment. And thus, interpreters must acquire the specialized knowledge to be safe members of the healthcare team.

Objectives:

  • Explain the concept of infection control.
  • Recognize the importance of immunizations and personal protective equipment for interpreters in medical settings.
  • Employ personal safety measures in healthcare settings including mental health, inmate health, and abusive patients situations.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants. Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE - $30

CEUs

  • 3 CEU - approved by CCHI
  • 3 CEU skills/ethics approved by OHA
  • DSHS - Read note #1 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.3 CEUs by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities

Note #1 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.


+ Communicate is Key: Accent Modification for Interpreters

Presenter: Darren J. Packard, M.S.,CCC/SLP

Category: Skills

Description: You will improve your ability to interpret more effectively by improving your American English pronunciation and intonation. This will allow your listener to concentrate more on what you are saying and less on how you are saying it and make you a more effective interpreter.

You'll improve your pronunciation of the most difficult to pronounce or most mispronounced sounds by non-native English speakers by learning how to correctly pronounce these sounds. We'll practice aloud during the workshop, using an evidenced-based speech-language pathology model, moving from sounds the words. Throughout the exercises you will simultaneously improve your ability to "hear" these sounds and we'll talk about how these sounds may be represented in spelled words.

Objectives:

  • Identify the most commonly mispronounced American English consonant and vowels sounds.
  • Practice and use correctly pronounced sounds in English, including practice during the workshop.
  • Correctly convey "intention" through use of American English melody/intonation.
  • List and utilize the most effective ways to practice on your own to improve, including local free and low-cost resources.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants. Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations; bilingual or multilingual individuals

FEE - $30

CEUs

  • 3 PB*CE Hours approved by CCHI
  • 3 CEU Skills - approved by OHA
  • 3 General Credit approved by OJD
  • DSHS - Read note #2 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.3 CEUs by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities

*Note #1 - PB - Performance Based - CCHI certificant are required to obtain 2 PB CE hours every two years.*

Note #2 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.

+ Interpreting for Oregon Workers' Compensation

Presenter: Jessica Lowman - Community Outreach Staff of the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division

Category: Skills

Description: This class is designed to assist Health Care Interpreters develop the skills to understand the Oregon Workers Compensation system including the workers' rights, the employers' responsibilities, the treatment process, adjustors, Independent Medical Evaluations (IME's), work hardening programs, settlements, and recent changes in policies related to the use of interpreters in workers’ compensation claims.

Objectives:

  • Identify the policies related to injured workers in the state of Oregon.
  • Analyze the Oregon Workers Compensation system and the process through which the injured worker receives treatment, including the need for working with the state insurance, the designated health care insurance, the employer, the case manager, the primary physician, attorney, ombudsmen, etc.
  • Outline policies for the use and compensation of health care interpreters.

Note: space in this workshop is limited to the first 32 applicants.

Target audience: health care interpreters, court interpreters, ASL interpreters, health care organizations

FEE - $30

CEUs

  • 3 CE Hours approved by CCHI
  • 3 CEU Skills - approved by OHA
  • 3 General Credit approved by OJD
  • DSHS - Read note #1 below
  • This General/Professional Studies program is approved for ­­­­PS 0.3 CEUs by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities

Note #1 - Attend the all day conference on Saturday to get 5 credits for DSHS.



+ Certification process with Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)

Presenter: Linda Golley

Healthcare Interpreters are changing their world one word at a time! Congratulations on starting the process to earn the CHI™ or CoreCHI™ credential, the nation's highest credential available to healthcare interpreters and professional recognition of their qualification.

CCHI is offering this step-by-step presentation to simplify your process in obtaining your credential.

FEE- Included with your $10 Registration Fee

(no registration needed)

+ Certification process with The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)

Presenter: Jazmin Manjarrez

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters offer the most prestigious credential available in the field of medical interpreting. We have a comprehensive certification program for interpreters wishing to earn a CMI (Certified Medical Interpreter Credential) in six languages including: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Attend this workshop to learn step-by-step the process of going through certification with NBCMI.

FEE- Included with your $10 Registration Fee

(no registration needed)

FEE- Included with your $10 Registration Fee

(no registration needed)

FEE- Included with your $10 Registration Fee

(no registration needed)


+ Independent contractor vs Regular employee

Presenter: Chris Cox, Oregon Department of Revenue's Withholding and Payroll Tax Outreach Coordinator

Description: This is a high overview on how Department of Revenue Department of Education and Construction Contractors Board defines what an independent contractor is per ORS 670.600. We will talk about Direction and Control and how that relates to the interpreters. This training will allow the independent contractor to understand the requirements that separates themselves from an employee.

FEE- Included with your $10 Registration Fee

(no registration needed)

FEE- Included with your $10 Registration Fee

(no registration needed)


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For more information on sponsoring the 2018 conference, please contact Carola Ibañez at cibanez@ohcia.org.