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Lifelong Webinars

IMIA Member: Free
General Public: $25


  1. At the time of Webinar registration, type in your name as it should appear on the certificate, send all requests to: please allow two (2) weeks for processing.
  2. Current IMIA members: please register for the Webinar at least 48 hours prior to the event, an email with login instruction will be sent out prior to the scheduled Webinar.  
    Disregard the payment prompt for this transaction. No further action is required if you are an active member.

  3. General public: please complete the payment page in order to receive the email with login instruction; registration and payment must be completed 48 hours prior to the event
  4. Expired IMIA members: please complete your renewal and payment 3 days prior to the event (otherwise we will not be able to guarantee your access to the Webinar)
  5. After you register, you will receive an email  24 hours prior the webinar start time with login information and instruction 
  6. $10 fee applies for re-issue of certificates requested more than a year from the date of original Webinar
Attendance Policy: Certificate of attendance/CEU will NOT be issued if the attendant is more than 10 minutes late or does not stay for the entire duration of the Webinar
For more information on CEUs and eligiblity requirements, and How to Attend a Webinar, click HERE

March 23, 2017.
Topic: Handwashing and Beyond: Medical Interpreter Safety.
2:30pm Pacific / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: Kamilah Torres-Carmona
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

The profession of Medical Interpreters has evolved quite a bit over the years from a simple conduit to include many other roles and responsibilities.  Interpreters not only assist doctors in administrative roles, but also in clinical areas that may sometimes include entering an operating room, a birthing room, radiology departments, and even areas where the patient is in isolation.  This can be a very scary and even concerning situation for an interpreter who is not familiar with different protocols and can lead to exposure to different diseases.  The properly prepared interpreter can prevent unnecessarily exposing themselves to harmful conditions as well as prevent spreading the same. 

Interpreter education focuses on the role of the interpreter: ethics, conduct, and standards.  In addition to that, it is important for a medical interpreter to familiar with the culture of the healthcare field and stay current on the requirements of healthcare personnel and how to protect themselves.  In the end, while not considered a healthcare professional, the interpreter is an invaluable part of the healthcare team and should take the same precautions to avoid harming themselves or others.
Learning objectives:
  1. Develop a personal strategy for before, during, and after a session based on the safety information and tips discussed.
  2. Understand basic safety protocols in the healthcare environment to be prepared when a situation arises.
  3. Discuss various factors that can affect performance and ways to manage them  

Kamilah Torres-Carmona, IMIA Alabama RepresentativeKamilah Torres-Carmona is a Certified Medical Interpreter and Registered Medical Assistant. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years as a bilingual allied health professional. She has been privileged to work in numerous medical specialties which helped her become a more effective interpreter. She currently resides in Huntsville, AL and is a volunteer for several committees through the IMIA and TAPIT. Her vision is to continue to expand the profession and educate interpreters as well as providers on the importance of language access for effective and beneficial healthcare.

April 27, 2017.
Topic: Effects of Religious Preferences of the LEP on Medical Interpreting.
2:30pm Pacific / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenters: Frank Montez
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs



For each 1.5 hour program in our IMIA Lifelong Learning Webinar Series, IMIA will credit  0.15 IMIA Interpreter CEUs to those who attend for the entire webinar session.

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to be eligible to receive the Certificate of Attendance for 0.15 CEUs, you must:

1)  Sign on to the webinar within 15 minutes after the beginning of the webinar and remain until the end of the presentation.

2)  Register with your first and last name.

3)  Attend the webinar by viewing the presentation while also connecting to the teleconference call (attending by teleconference only does not count as full attendance.)

Please note: viewing the webinar recording after the webinar has taken place does not entitle one to a certificate of attendance.

Electronic certificates are not sent automatically - Certificates of Attendance are available to all attendees upon request:

1) Type in your name as it should appear on the certificate when registering for a webinar

2) Email requesting your e-certificate at the conclusion of the webinar, and include the name the webinar that was attended.

3) Requests for certificates will only be accepted on the day of the webinar, before the attendee data is archived.

Please allow up to 2 weeks after your request to receive your certificate.

PINRAs through MassRID will require that the participant:
Contact the MassRID CMP ( as soon as they register for the event at the event, collect a Certificate of Completion or some other proof of attendance fill out a PINRA form (supplied directly to the participant by the MassRID CMP) write a short Statement of Learning, explaining how what was learned will apply to the participant's work as an interpreter mail the PINRA form, copy of the proof of attendance, and the Statement of Learning to the MassRID CMP coordinator, along with a check for $10 made out to MassRID if the participant is not a member of MassRID.

Webinar Rates
IMIA Members: Free 
Non Members: $25 per Webinar

How To Attend a Webinar

IMIA Members will automatically receive log in information via email within the week prior to the event.

Non members must register (be sure to note the Webinar name/date in the payment description field; email address is required) and pay the $25 fee at:

An IMIA 1 year individual membership is just $90 and includes free attendance to all IMIA Lifelong Learning Webinars... Join now at:

IMIA Webinars

Past IMIA Lifelong Learning Series Webinars go HERE

Non-IMIA free Webinars go HERE 

Page last updated: June 30, 2015

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