• 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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Thematic Third Thursday

Last Thursday was our traditional  T&I gathering in Broward.  It was a special evening as we celebrated our one-year anniversary at Bona Café in Wiltons Manors.  As usual, we enjoyed great food and conversation with colleagues.

We discussed several issues including:

  • Promoting our profession and getting more jobs through ATIF!
  • Making our gatherings more productive
  • Future articles/sections in our newsletter
  • Future workshops

After such a productive discussion, we wanted to put some of our ideas into practice.  To celebrate this one-year anniversary, the chair of the Broward Social Committee, Edith Oliva, will write an article about Third Thursdays to be published in our next issue of Speaking Out!, coming out in May.

Also, we will hold our first Thematic Third Thursday next month, on May 16.   We want to hold a discussion focused on one topic that is interesting for attendees. Possible topics are: English idioms, work-related anecdotes, ideas to improve productivity, running your own business.  Feel free to suggest ideas for our next gathering through Facebook or via email. We will let you know the ideas we received in our next announcement.  Stay tuned.

We look forward to seeing you at our next gathering and bringing our profession forward, together.

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7th Annual National Medical Interpreter Certification Forum May 3, 2013

 
Less than 2   weeks to go before the 7th Annual National Medical Interpreter Certification   Forum this May 3, 2013 in Portland, OR.
 
AGENDA
 
Come to Portland where stakeholders will rally   once again in support of certification. Let’s all come together to   share ideas to advance the profession and learn more about the certification   process.
 
REGISTER   TODAY
 
The Forum has educational value, so if you are   already certified, continuing education units will be awarded.
 
The IMIA website has lodging information for   hotels in the area that are giving discounts to all Forum   attendees.
 
For more   information, go to: http://www.imiaweb.org/conferences/may.asp

NAJIT adds course to curriculum to Pre-Conference Schedule

SPANISH SKILLS-BUILDING WITH EMPHASIS ON SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION AND SIGHT TRANSLATION Level: All Language: English … Instructor: Alfonso Villaseñor Students will engage in several rounds of rigorous simultaneous interpretation while the instructor listens to their renditions and observes their demeanor, style, and overall presentation. After each round there will be a critique and analysis session during which the students will replay their recordings so the group (and the instructor) can provide constructive feedback. The recordings will allow the instructor to pinpoint issues with each student’s rendition, identify the appropriate corrective action, and advise students on how to improve their particular weaknesses (and capitalize on their strengths) by providing specific direction. The sight translation component of the workshop will, once again, focus on presentation skills. The instructor will share some very useful techniques that the students will be able to practice in order to render professional quality sight translations. To see the preliminary schedule and hotel information, please click on the link below.   Registration for NAJIT’s 34th Annual Conference is Now Open!  http://www.najit.org/Conferences/2013/onlineregistration.php

Bridging the Gap, April 27 and 28 and May 11 through 13

Florida for the first time!
 
 
Special 10% Discount for ATIF members
 
Quantum is proud to be one of the few agencies in the country authorized to provide the medical interpreting course Bridging the Gap.
 
Bridging the Gap is a national program that fully prepares both novice and experienced interpreters to work as interpreters in the medical field. The 40-hour course covers ethics, medical vocabulary, professional development and more. 
 
Location: Crealdé Business Center
Cost: $550.00 for the complete 40-hour curriculum, including textbook
More information and registration on website: http://www.interpreter-training.com/DLMIT/Bridging-the-Gap.asp 

Bridging the Gap Training for Medical Interpreters in Orlando

Florida for the first time!
 
 
Special 10% Discount for ATIF members
 
Quantum is proud to be one of the few agencies in the country authorized to provide the medical interpreting course Bridging the Gap.
 
Bridging the Gap is a national program that fully prepares both novice and experienced interpreters to work as interpreters in the medical field. The 40-hour course covers ethics, medical vocabulary, professional development and more. 
 
Location: Crealdé Business Center
Cost: $550.00 for the complete 40-hour curriculum, including textbook
More information and registration on website: http://www.interpreter-training.com/DLMIT/Bridging-the-Gap.asp 

Upcoming ATIF Events in the next Two Months

Third Thursday – April 18, from 6:30 pm on
Location: Bona Café Italian Restaurant, 2468 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 33305

ATA Exam – April 20, 10:00 am
Location: North Miami Library, 835 NE 132 St., North Miami 33161

General Membership Meeting – April 20, 1:30 pm
Location: North Miami Library, 835 NE 132 St., North Miami 33161

Tony Rivas’ Workshop May 11, Time 10:00 am
Location: Florida International University, Room GL 100A, 11200 SW 8 St Miami, FL 33174

ATIF has a new logo: See below

ATIF has a new logo: See below

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