Upcoming Workshops

Fall 2020 Workshop


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Registration Fees: $85 early bird (now through 9/5); $100 on 9/6 and after; $49 for students with proof of enrollment; FREE for Alverno College SPI students who are currently enrolled.

CEAP-CCHI APPROVED:  7 hours of CE (including Performance-Based) 




Interpreting for the 'C' Word: Cancer Care for Interpreters

The word cancer alone often provokes fear and uncertainty among many. Interpreting for Cancer Care is no different. The complexities of Cancer Care, with its multidisciplinary team, challenging topics of discussion, technical diagnostic testing and plethora of medications can be overwhelming.  The aggressive treatment regimens and frequency of visits can take a physical and emotional toll on patients and the providers who work closely with them, thus compromising the role of an interpreter providing continuity of care. Furthermore, Cancer Care for LEP populations presents cultural, linguistic, and emotional challenges beyond the medical science and physiology that depend on the trained medical interpreter to facilitate communication and navigate these differences.

Are you adequately equipped to interpret for the ‘C’ word? Join the discussion with professionals in cancer care to expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills. 



8:00-8:30   Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:30-8:45   Opening Remarks— Jennifer Flamboe  

8:45-10:15  Oncology Overview— Jamie Kivisto

10:15-10:30  Morning break

10:30-11:30  Cultural Barriers to Cancer Care— Carla Echeveste

11:30-12:00  Terminology Exercise— Dan Dickover

12:00-1:00   Lunch (provided) and small-group discussion

1:00-2:00     LEP Cancer Patient Panel Q&A

2:00-2:15     Afternoon Break

2:15-4:15     Concurrent Sessions/Interactive Exercises

4:15-4:30     Final Reflections & Attendance Confirmation






Cancellation Policy

Refunds less a $25 cancellation fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to alverno.outreach@alverno.edu on or prior to September 4, 2020. Following this date, no refunds will be given.

Please contact the Assessment and Outreach Center with any questions about registration, requests for special accommodations or dietary needs: 414-382-6020.