Welcome to the 14th AMM Virtual Event!

    Trauma, Language, and Social Justice    

Let's get ready for a fun, interactive learning event and member meeting!  Many items below have been updated, so be sure to take a new look at the information and provide links below.


2021 AMM Information Center 

Register Now!
Don't put it off any longer, register now for the 14th AMM.  You don't want to miss out!

$150 Early Bird 
(ends 4/1/21)

Registrations will end at
11:59 pm Central time on 4/1/21


Please become a member of the NCIHC so you can take advantage of the benefits, including attendance at this informative event on language access.


For the full Agenda with speaker bios and a description of the Language Access Cafe topics, click on the link below.

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Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. If accommodations are needed for communication access such as ASL interpreters or CART please contact Amy Niven at [email protected] by April 1, 2021.  At least 7 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 7 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.



Sponsors |  Exhibitors 

     Thanks for your generous support!      






Continuing Education Credits

#NCIHC2021 Approved for National Accredited Instructional CE Hours

CCHI CEUs - Healthcare Interpreters - MasterWord's Online Store


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IMIA - Medical Interpreters - CEUs - MasterWord's Online Store

6.5 CE hours


0.5 CE hours

0.30 CEUs for the
Language Access Cafes

0.10 CEU for 4/9 Keynote

0.10 CEU for 4/10 Keynote

RID CEUs Sponsored By

7 CEP points

0.65 CEUs

Keynote Speakers

Click here to read the full press releases Dr. Anisa Ibrahim

Dr. Anisa Ibrahim is a UW Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director at Harborview Pediatric Clinic. Dr. Ibrahim’s specific clinical interests include caring for and outreach to immigrant and refugee populations, specifically those with medical or social complexity.  Dr. Ibrahim is a strong advocate for community-focused work and partnerships. She is the president of the Board of Directors of the Somali Health Board, a local community organization addressing health disparities in the Somali community. Nationally, Dr. Ibrahim is an executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatric’s Council on Immigrant Child and Family.


Click here to read the full press releases Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie

Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie has over 20 years of experience working with and advocating for communities impacted by inequitable systems and structures of oppression. As a 1.5 generation refugee, she also brings a unique perspective for understanding the strengths and complexities of working with refugees and immigrants. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/Sociology from Eastern Oregon University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Both her undergraduate and graduate research comprised of the use of participatory action framework to explore and address the disparities in meaningful language access for limited English proficient individuals in healthcare and the U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization process. As an interpreter, consultant, trainer, and community organizer, she believes strongly in raising awareness about meaningful language access and when introduced with humility, can reshape the narratives of limited English proficient communities, and ultimately transform systems. Ms. Soneoulay-Gillespie was appointed by Governor Brown to serve as a commissioner on the Oregon Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and as a council member of the Governors Behavioral Health Advisory Council. In her current role as Director of Community Health at Health Share of Oregon, she works in partnership with the community to identify opportunities to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for historically underserved communities.

Exhibitors / Sponsors

The NCIHC has been a national leader in promoting and enhancing language access in health care since the first meeting of concerned advocates took place in Seattle, Washington in 1994. While the field of medical interpreting has grown exponentially since then, the NCIHC continues to be distinguished for their leadership, quality and integrity.

Sponsorship of NCIHC’s Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) provides an exceptional opportunity to showcase your company’s products, services, and commitment to language access in health care for limited English proficient individuals.  The focus of the AMM lies in health care, yet also touches the larger related realms of social services, education, immigration, courts and the legal system, and services of all kinds to refugees and immigrants. 

Please contact Amy Niven at [email protected] for more information.  To register as a Sponsor/Exhibitor, click here.

Event Description

At the 14th Annual Membership Meeting, we will look at the issues of trauma, language, and social justice through the lens of health care, and healthcare-related, interpreting. As we immerse ourselves in 2021, we leave a tumultuous year in which, as a field, we supported the pioneering efforts to gain a foothold in educational settings; promoted gender-neutral language; and supported our colleagues in California fighting for worker’s rights, among so many other activities.

This work is not without its challenges and often faces strident opposition. We know that interpreters often work in less than ideal settings, and often interpret very challenging exchanges. As interpreters, we understand the importance of language, and indeed of a single word, especially when the consequences can be life-changing. Encounters such as these can be emotionally triggering, especially on top of events taking place on the national landscape from which none of us are immune.

As the mission of the NCIHC is one of social justice, we believe in the power of language to transform lives. Join us for the 14th AMM to explore issues related to trauma -- both physical and mental, both past and present; language and, ultimately, how we can promote social justice in our communities.

Become a Member to Attend

Interpreters, translators, language access advocates, hospital administrators, service providers, immigration lawmakers, interpreter department managers/directors, and all involved in language access and immigrant/refugee issues are welcome and encouraged to attend. Since this is truly a membership meeting and not a conference, all attendees are required to be a part of NCIHC. To become a member please visit: https://ncihc.org/member-benefits

Please note, this is our ​annual membership meeting, so there is no non-member registration rate. If you would like to register, please join the NCIHC to be able to take advantage of the benefits, including attendance at this informative event on language access.