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Annual Conference

International Congress on Medical Interpreting 

Theme: United We Are Stronger!
April 23 - 26, 2015

Conference Program Booklet (Online Version)


International Congress is the only international congress that focuses on medical interpreting. This event is a must for those who want to know the latest advancements in the field of medical interpreting worldwide. While most presenters are US-based, International Congress's presenters and participants are ever growing on a global spectrum. 


Keynote Presentation "Through the Veil of Language"
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Green, Associate Director, Disparities Solutions Center






CCHI: 28 accredited hours***



**To ensure you obtain RID CEUs, complete the following BEFORE attending the conference:
1. Complete the PINRA form (do not calculate your own number of CEUs, a sponsor will complete it for you)
2. Contact a sponsor and submit your form: PCIRD sponsor: 
To find your local sponsor:
3. Submit Workshop Description Doc: and conference schedule  to your local sponsor  
4. Cost:  Free to RID members. Non-RID member may inquire sponsor about applicable fee
5. Obtain a certificate of attendance at the completion of the conference
- For more information:

*** Workshops accredited by CCHI will be identified in the program booklet





IMIA has been offering hospital tours in order to provide medical interpreters with the opportunity to see other interpreter departments in action. ISPs benefit from learning about hospital language access operations, and these activities are free to Congress attendees. Please make sure that you register for the tour you desire to attend. RSVP is required for both tours. Walk-ins are not allowed. This is important for planning purposes and as a courtesy to the hospitals. More information - HERE


Interpreter Advocacy Day

Thursday, April 23rd

2015 Advocacy Day Raly Page

Advcocacy Tools


IMIA Boot Camp™ Series

Thursday, April 23rd 

Boot Camp 1

  • Self-Care Boot Camp for Medical Interpreters
    Presenters: Marlene Obermeyer, MA, RN, & Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza
    *0.8 IMIA CEUs

Boot Camp 2

  • Certification Readiness: An Exam Cram Course for Medical Interpreters  Presenter: Mohamad Anwar, M.Sc., MHA, CHI
    *No CEU credit

For more information, go HERE

2015 International Congress Flyer - HERE


This annual event, the largest and oldest in the
field, seeks to facilitate learning in a dynamic and
pluralistic environment, offering over 60
workshops, several panels, hospital tours and
more, with presenters from 11 countries,
engaging all on the latest trends sessions in
which diverse participants can form bonds,
participate as learners and teachers, and feel
integral to the learning process. ‚Äč



IMIA 18th International Congress ProclamationHERE


The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) invites you to celebrate the importance of unity in the field of medical interpretation, in the interest of:

  • Uniting medical interpreter service professionals throughout the world

  • Forming and supporting the National Interpreter Associations Coalition (NIAC)

  • Forming and supporting the Coalition of Interpreter Associations (COIA)

  • Participating in the development of ISO and ASTM Standards

  • Forging a more united and organized status of interpreters before the public at large

  • Organizing advocacy and visits from medical interpreters to the US Congress


Best Hospitals in Washington, DC - HERE

10 Top Things to Do in Washington, DC - HERE

How will I get there?

Where will I stay?

What if I need a roommate?

Find the answers to these questions and more - HERE






Webpage last modified: May 13, 2015


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