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September 13, 2019
  • OSTI annual board meeting

    September 13, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    6600 SE Lake Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97222, USA

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September 14, 2019
  • OSTI 2019 Conference

    September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019  
    7726 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

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September 15, 2019
  • OSTI 2019 Conference

    September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019  
    7726 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

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October 5, 2019
  • Interpreting in Palliative Care workshop

    October 5, 2019  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway Conference Rooms B and C, Lebanon, OR 97355

    Hello OSTI members,

    Tickets are now available for an all-day workshop entitled "Interpreting in Palliative Care" on October 5 in Lebanon, OR.

    Jennifer and I have taught this class a few times over the last two years and it fills up fast. Tickets are an affordable $15; half of the proceeds are shared with OSTI:

    CEUs have been approved through CCHI and Washington DSHS CEUs are pending. (DSHS approved this exact same class in March 2019 so we anticipate they will also approve this class, the only change is the date.)

    We hope to see you there! Please reach out if you have questions and be sure to spread the word.

    Thank you,
    Erin Neff-Minyard, Ed.M., CHItm
    Oregon Certified Spanish Interpreter
    OSTI member

    Interpreting in Palliative Care

    This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed for experienced health care interpreters to expand their knowledge, improve interpreting skills, and increase their comfort level related to interpreting in palliative care settings. Conversations involving palliative care, especially those at end of life, can be among the most difficult for interpreters to convey, not only linguistically and culturally, but personally. Palliative care is a distinct and rapidly expanding area of medicine with which all interpreters should be familiar and palliative care conversations present unique challenges for interpreters that require specific knowledge and skills to overcome. This workshop is open to experienced interpreters of all languages.

    Instructors: Jennifer Levi, LCSW ACHP-SW and Erin Neff-Minyard, Ed.M, CHItm.

    Continuing Education

    Approved for:

        7 general credits Washington DSHS (approved, course #352)

        7 hours of CEUs by CCHI

    About the instructors

    Jennifer Levi, LCSW ACHP-SW is a palliative care social worker with Providence Health and Services in Portland, Oregon. She has served in this role since 2007. Prior to her work in Portland she worked with in rural Florida for a hospice population. Jennifer has been a field instructor for social work interns for more than ten years, currently with Portland State University. She is the vice-chair for the Oregon Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council that was initiated from Oregon Senate Bill 608. Jennifer shares a passion for culturally relevant, early advance care planning with individuals and their families that are facing a serious illness with a goal to guide their families and healthcare team with a better understanding of each person’s values and outlook on life.

    Erin Neff-Minyard, Ed.M., CHItm is an Oregon Certified Spanish Health Care Interpreter and Interpreter Services Program Coordinator at Legacy Health, where she has worked since 2007. She is Chair of the Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters (OCHCI) which advises the Oregon Health Authority on administrative rules and policy standards for the Health Care Interpreter Program. She also chairs the OCHCI’s Legislative and Policy Committee. Erin has a master’s in adult education and worked as a Health Care Interpreting Instructor at Portland Community College from 2011 – 2012. Erin loves the curious nature of language and grammar, she has a passion for serving Spanish-speaking patients, and she is strongly committed to educating health care professionals about the role of the medical interpreter.

    Special instructions and additional information

    The Laborer's International Council office is located across the street from Starbucks Coffee next to WinCo Foods.

    We will provide coffee in the morning. You are welcome to bring snacks and your own sack lunch. We will have a one hour lunch break. There are restaurants nearby. 

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