• ATIF Year VI

    One week shy of ATIF’s fifth anniversary, the Board announced the appointment of an Interim Board to lead the Association in 2015.

    Giovanna Lester and Daniela Guanipa will take the helm of ATIF from January 1 through December 31, assisted by Maria Mallarino, Emmy Prieto, Dianna McCrary, Sylvia Korwek and Carmen Sáenz. You can learn more about our new Board by visiting our website (www.atifonline.org), under About/Board.

    The Interim Board was appointed to get ATIF ready for this year's elections, lead the organization back to its original Business Plan by aligning its growth, market reality and membership expectations, to receive the 56th ATA Annual Conference in style, among other things. The Interim Board has a one year term. Its members are veterans, former board members, as well as new individuals. The mix is intended to ensure continuity and insert new perspectives into our work.

    We believe in ATIF. We count on your vote of confidence and support of our Interim Board. ATIF’s commitment to its membership is reflected in the actions we take to ensure that the best interest of the members remains our main focus.

    ATIF Interim Board

  • Int’l Medical Interpreters Association & ATIF

    "It is great for Florida.

    I hope that the IMIA and ATIF can work side by side in a collaborative way so that each promote each other's work and IMIA can serve as a resource to ATIF members that specialize in medical interpreting just as ATIF can serve as a resource to IMIA Florida members that want to broaden their horizons. Our call will be for all our FL members to support and join the only state association ATIF and we hope that ATIF will encourage their medical interpreter members to join IMIA which is the only national trade association for medical interpreters."

    Izabel Arocha, IMIA President, February 2010

  • Florida Int’l University & ATIF

    "Be advised that Florida International University, through its T&I Program, recognizes, endorses, supports, and commends ATIF and its devoted volunteers for their continuing effort in assuring that our profession continues to have much-needed organizational representation."

    Eric Camayd-Freixas, FIU Modern Languages Department, December 2009

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Welcome, 2013!

We have six events around the state for you, but before you sign up, remember to renew your membership.  When you go to the ATIF websitefirst you must log in and then you will be able to renew!

First Tuesday is moving to January 8: 


This month, our regularly scheduled First Tuesday gathering falls on New Year’s Day, so this time only our monthly get-together will take place on the first work Tuesday of the year, January 8, at the usual place and time: Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, from 5:00 p.m. on.

Please RSVP to Linda Dunlap so the restaurant can reserve enough space for us

Parking: Coral Gables Public Garage is across the street from Books and Books and you get a discount with their stamp on the garage ticket. There is also plenty of parking on the street.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
More January Fun For All Of Us: 
January 12 – The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) will present a webinar for ATIF members interested in learning about that certification. This is a FREE online event and we will provide details as they become available.
January 17 – The regularly scheduled Third Thursday social evening for Broward County T&I professionals will be held at its usual location, Bona Café, 2468 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, beginning at 6:30 p.m.   Please rsvp to Emily Paul.
January 18, in Jacksonville, Davor Zidovec, Ph.D, will present an ATIF Professional Development Workshop on DNA Forensics.
  • Time: 1:00 pm.
  • Location: Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville 32202
  • Presenter: Davor is an ATIF member and a Federal, Georgia, and Florida Certified Court Interpreter.
  • Content: this 4-hour workshop will address, among other things, identification, analysis techniques, possible results, types of samples, paternity tests, terminology, and more.  A multilingual glossary will be distributed;there is no cost to attend.  This presentation will be given in South Florida later on in 2013.   
Continuing Education Credits: Florida Courts = 4.5 CIEs.  ATA = 4 CEUs. NAJIT = in process.

January 18-20 – The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) 2013 Annual Conference will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It is a joint effort by IMIA, ATIF and the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID). The IMIA Conference offers 55 workshops for novice and experienced medical interpreters, covering a range of subjects from vocabulary to techniques and advocacy.

January 25-27 – ATA’s Translation Company Division (TCD) will hold its annual conference in Orlando. This year’s conference: “A Recipe for Business Growth-10 Ingredients” is a must for those considering becoming language service providers, as well as for those who already are and wish to learn about market trends, service quality markers, standards and other aspects of the business. The program is available online.

Don’t forget to send us your suggestions for events and subjects for our Professional Development Workshops and lectures. ATIF is especially interested in locating venues for our events. If you know of one that is free or inexpensive, research it and send us all the details and contact information.
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