Medical Interpreting Immersion Seattle

Kim Kelstone and Jeremy Quiroga, with DM2 present Medical Interpreting Immersion in Seattle, Washington!

This four-day workshop provides an intensive opportunity to explore and discuss multiple aspects of medical interpreting. It focuses on representation of human anatomy and physiology in American Sign Language through classifiers, medical terminology, in-depth discussion of medical interpreting considerations and ethical decision making strategies, as well as Deaf and Hearing teams and Deaf space in the medical setting.

Workshop presented in ASL. Please email Dawn if accessibility accommodations are needed.

Dates and Times

September 8-11, 2016

Thursday, 9/8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday, 9/9, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9/10, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sunday, 9/11, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


1501 4th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Alki Conference Room, 3rd Floor

Registration fee $250

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RID Certification Maintenance Program logoThe CATIE Center at St. Catherine University is an approved sponsor for RID continuing education units. This activity is approved for 2.3 CMP CEUs in professional studies and assumes some prior knowledge.

Your Trainers

Jeremy Quiroga, MFA, CDI continues to share his love of life and his language through workshops and ASL Storytelling nationally.  He started out as a medical interpreter by becoming the first staff CDI for the University of Rochester Medical Center.  From that point forward medical interpreting became his focus.  By combining his CATIE Center training, his ASL mastery skills and life experience, Jeremy provides interpreters with a phenomenal range of tools for the medical setting.  Furthermore, he just completed his tenure on the Deaf Advisory Council to RID and is assisting with the search for a new Executive Director for RID as a member of the Transition Team.  Currently, Jeremy is a professor at Bellevue College and The Evergreen State College teaching ASL.

Kimberly Kelstone, CI, CT, RN has been interpreting over 25 years. She is a nurse in an observation unit in Rochester, NY. Specializing in medical settings, Kimberly was involved in establishing the Interpreters in Healthcare member section of RID and has interpreted for countless Deaf patients and their families as well as Deaf trainees and professionals in various healthcare fields. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Midwifery specialty through Stony Brook University. She has presented locally, regionally and nationally on medical interpreting topics, and is excited about the opportunity to bridge healthcare and interpreting through this workshop.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received 31 days prior to the workshop will receive 100% refund, cancellations between 11 and 30 days will receive a 50% refund, cancellations 0-10 days will receive no refund. All CEU fees are refundable with cancellation. This policy does not apply if the cancellation is made by DM2, in which case, all registrations will be refunded.

Questions? Click here to email Dawn.