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ITALY INFORMATION & RESOURCES


Dal 18 al 20 gennaio 2012 si svolgerà a Miami (Florida), il più importante convegno al mondo nel campo dell’interpretariato medico.


L’evento riunirà i maggiori esperti nel settore, sia statunitensi che mondiali, che si susseguiranno in una serie di importanti interventi volti ad esplorare le innumerevoli implicazioni di un campo destinato a crescere esponenzialmente.
 
Per maggiori informazioni sul convegno:
http://www.imiaweb.org/conferences/2013conference.asp

 


Hospitals that provide interpretingservices in Italyoften use cultural mediators. This document shows the results of a studycarried out by CISP on cultural mediation in Italy. 


IMIA Italy Chapter Symposium

November 28 & 29, 2011 in Palermo, Italy



AITI (Associazione Italiana Traduttori ed Interpreti) Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters
 


IMIA Symposium Recently Held in Palermo

Il 28 e 29 novembre 2011 si e' svolto a Palermo, presso la  Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici, il Seminario Internazionale "Increase Awareness about the Need for Medical Interpreters", organizzato da Maurizio Di Fresco, Responsabile della Sezione Italiana di IMIA e Coordinatore dei Servizi Pazienti Stranieri di ISMETT. Durante il seminario, moderato da Maurizio Di Fresco, la Presidente di IMIA Lola Bendana e la Direttrice Esecutiva di IMIA Izabel Arocha hanno illustrato le tematiche legate alla professione dell'interprete clinico ed alla sicurezza del paziente, mentre Oscar Arocha (Language Line Services) ha illustrato varie tipologie di tecnologie a supporto dei servizi di interpretariato remoto. Nel pomeriggio del 28 novembre, i tre relatori sono intervenuti all'ISMETT, ove si è svolto un mini-seminario sui novi standard JCI sulla comunicazione con i pazienti. Il quotidiano La Sicilia ha pubblicato un articolo sull'evento.

On November 28 and 29, 2011, the "Increase Awareness about the Need for Medical Interpreters" International Symposium took place in Palermo, at the University of Language Mediation. The Symposium was organized by Maurizio Di Fresco, IMIA Italy Chapter Representative, and International Patient Services Coordinator at ISMETT. During the workshop, chaired by Maurizio Di Fresco, IMIA President Lola Bendana and IMIA Executive Director Izabel Arocha illustrated the issues related to medical interpreting and patient safety, while Oscar Arocha (Language Line Services) spoke about the technologies for remote interpreting. In the afternoon of November28, the three speakers gave a lecture at ISMETT, particularly focusing on the new JCI standards on communication with patients.

La Sicilia newspaper published an article on this event
 


 

IMIA Italy Chapter Chairperson
IMIAItaly@imiaweb.org
Maurizio Di Fresco studied Economics for two years at the University of Palermo, Italy, and then attended the Higher Institute of Interpreters and Translators, where he graduated in 1992. While working as a freelance interpreter, he studied Political Sciences at the University of Palermo, then started working as a full-time interpreter at the Department of Tourism & Transportation of Sicily, Italy. From 1999 to 2008, he worked as an in-house interpreter at the Mediterranean Institute for Transplants and Highly Specialized Therapies (a public hospital based in Palermo, Sicily, created in 1999 as the result of a public-private partnership between the city’s two largest hospitals and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). In 2006 he obtained a second University Degree in Language Mediation. In 2008 he left the Language Services Department of ISMETT and became one of the two International Patient Services Coordinators who now manage all the administrative and logistic activities concerning foreign patients, including recruiting and directing interpreters and cultural mediators for many languages. In addition to being an International Patient Services Coordinators at ISMETT, Maurizio Di Fresco works as a freelance conference interpreter.



The IMIA Italy Chapter Vice Chair
Vacant


 



IMIA is currently looking for an Italy Chapter Leadership

Requirements for IMIA Representation
 


Former Italy Chapter Chairs / Vic Chairs
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Fabio Di Pietro (VC)

Additional Documents

>ISMETT Letter to IMIA 12.12.2011

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