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Florida Chapter

Welcome to the Florida Chapter of the IMIA. The IMIA's goal is for all IMIA Chapters to flourish to meet all the needs of the members of each region. While the IMIA is international it believes in the 'Think Global, Act Local' motto. We will have periodic conference calls to allow members in this region to network and find ways to advance the profession together in the region. Please email your representative with ideas, issues, and topics that you think should be discussed. The IMIA believes that organizing an IMIA Symposium each year in each state should be a key goal of the Chapter. If you are willing to volunteer to assist, please let your representative know.


Medical Interpreters and
Meaningful Access to Health Care

Hosted by

12902 USF-Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida


Conference Reception Sponsor - Language Services Associates

Conference Exhibitors

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters
Gulfcoast South AHEC – ACCESS Program
Language Line Solutions
Voices for Health
Stratus Video

To find or post medical interpreting conferences or events in Florida go to:
To find or post trainings and workshops in Florida go to:
To find IMIA members in Florida go to:
Corporate Members
To find IMIA Corporate members in Florida go to:
To be listed in the IMIA Interpreter Registry go to:



Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida  (ATIF)
Florida Hospital Association

Doctoring accross the language divide

Language Access: United States Department of Justice Language Access informative presentation, please click on the link below to view.


Cities for National Board Written Exams:
West Palm Beach

For more information please visit

Emily Dalerta, IMIA Florida State Chapter Chair The IMIA is pleased to announce that Emily Dalerta is the IMIA State Chapter Chair for Florida.
To reach her please email

Emily Dalerta is a Spanish medical interpreter and translator based in South Florida. She has performed a wide variety of language work including translation, interpreting, editing, ESL and Spanish language teaching for over 12 years. She has done telephonic, video remote and on-site interpreting, and currently works primarily as a video remote interpreter and Spanish into English medical translator, specializing in clinical trial documentation. In 2013 she became a National Board Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI)-Spanish. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the IMIA Events Committee in addition to the Florida State Chapter Chair and has served as the Sponsor Liaison for the 2014 IMIA conference and the Treasurer of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF). She is an active member of the IMIA and ATIF.


State Vice Chair and Orlando City Chapter Chair Positions Vacant

To Apply Please See Requirements for IMIA Representation:

Please Note:
Only one letter of recommendation is required for vice-chairs, not two.

Former Florida State Reps
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Nataliya Holen
Habib Serrano

Additional Documents

>Cultural and Linguistic Care in Area Hospitals (Florida)

>FRID Press Release 7.14.2012

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