Interpreting for Cancer Genetics (2 parts)

Presenter: Cindy Roat

Presenter: Cindy Roat

Cindy is an international consultant on language access in healthcare and patient navigation. She is certified by Washington State as a medical and social service interpreter. She has made significant contributions to the language access field both in the U.S. and abroad. Her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, provides an intimate look at interpreter life. Cindy is a founding member of the Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA) and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), where she served for many years on the Board and currently chairs the Standards, Training and Certification Committee.

This two-part webinar series on cancer genetics, designed for experienced interpreters, is an adaptation of a five-hour course developed by veteran interpreter trainer Cindy Roat and UCSF anthropologist Dr. Galen Joseph as part of a pioneering program at UCSF to help cancer genetic counselors communicate more effectively with their patients. The first webinar focuses on an introduction to genetics in general and cancer genetics in particular. The second webinar engages the learners in exercises to master cancer genetics vocabulary. Bilingual glossaries in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Russian are made available to registered participants for free download.

CEUs: 2 CCHI, 0.2 RID, 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs (valid until 11/4/2025) and 2 Washington DHS CEUs.*

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