Southeastern Medical Interpreters Association Conference held in Lexington, KY

The Second Annual South East Region Medical Interpreter Conference was held at the University of Kentucky on June 18-19.  It was organized by the South East Medical Interpreters Association (SEMIA), the Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (TAPIT) and the Medical Interpreter Network of Georgia (MING).  This year’s theme was “Interpreting it all:  where do we go from here?”  Cindy Roat, principle author of Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training, was the keynote speaker.

The event attracted 90 participants ranging from California to New York .  Attendees had the opportunity to go to workshops on various topics including national certification, how to grow your business, and how to team interpret.  A reception was held at the Boone Center on the UK campus and entertainment was provided by Jose Rivera, a local singer and guitarist.