The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) is pleased to officially announce the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting (AMM). The AMM will be held at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in downtown Portland, Maine on Friday to Saturday, June 9-10, 2017.
To assist with your planning, please be advised of the following:
Hospital tour at Maine Medical Center, Thursday, June 8, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Welcome Reception for AMM attendees, Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6:00 - 9:30 pm at The Inn on Peak's Island (http://innonpeaks.com/)
AMM, Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Friday, June 9th, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Interpretini Reception/Language Access Champion Award Ceremony, Friday, June 9th, 6:30 - 9:30 pm at Bayside Bowl (http://www.baysidebowl.com/)
AMM, Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Saturday, June 10th, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Two of the most challenging standards of practice for healthcare interpreters are Advocacy and Role Boundaries. Numerous factors such as workplace setting, employment status, and whether the service is face-to-face or via technology lead to questions and differing opinions about their application. The NCIHC is offering a four-hour workshop organized by the Standards and Training Committee which will examine these two National Standards of Practice and their application in the interpreted encounter. In addition to presentations there will be guided scenarios, discussion, and an opportunity for participants to share their experiences.
Educational Objectives At the end of this training, participants will:
Have a greater understanding of the two Standards
Have an increased ability to respond to unique and challenging interpreting events
Be able to apply enhanced critical thinking skills in unique and challenging interpreting events
Identify personal boundaries
Articulate the potential for conflict in a given situation
Be able to utilize decision-making strategies and tools offered in the training
Target audience Interpreters, interpreter trainers, providers, and administrators of interpreting services. NCIHC membership is not required to attend this workshop.