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Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat to Give the Keynote Address

In response to recent New York State regulations requiring hospitals to provide medical interpretation services, New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is co-sponsoring a one-day seminar, “New Interpretations: A Dialogue on Best Practices and Future Trends in the Field of Medical Interpreting,” Friday, October 20, 2006, 8:00AM-4:30PM, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 177 Ft. Washington Avenue, Milstein Hospital Building, Clark Conference Center, New York, NY.

The forum will provide an interactive and panel-driven practicum on topics such as:

  • Setting-up language services departments at healthcare facilities; types of interpreting services; associated costs
  • Hiring and evaluation of interpreters
  • Interpreters’ skills and competencies
  • Interpreter training
  • Evaluation of interpreters and quality assurance
  • Specialization of medical interpreters
  • Certification

For more information or to register please visit: The fee for the seminar is $30.00.

Reporters interested in attending the seminar should call Christopher James at 212.998.6876 or

About The SCPS Department of Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting:
For over two decades the NYU translation and interpreting programs have based their education and training on three concepts: academic responsibility, high-level pragmatism, and real world situations. Over the last few years, intensive developments at the local, state and national level have augmented awareness of the need for culturally sensitive healthcare services for limited English speaking patients. In response to this need, in 2004, NYU launched its first certificate program to train medical interpreters in Spanish/English and Russian/English.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies ( is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. Founded in 1934, NYU SCPS each year educates some 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and enrolls over 40,000 in its non-credit programs. A national leader in adult and professionally oriented education, NYU SCPS programs include non-credit courses that span more than 125 fields, 14 industry-focused Master’s degree programs, and nine Bachelor’s and six Associate degree programs specially designed for working adults. As well, NYU SCPS is home to NYU Online, the University’s first online undergraduate program.

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Christopher James
Christopher James
(212) 998-6876