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July 10, 2019
July 21, 2019
  • Advocacy and Social Event @ Oregon City Brewing

    July 21, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Oregon City Brewing Company, 1401 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045, USA

    Join fellow OSTI members and other colleagues and community members in this informal gathering to submit comments on the proposed changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

    Some of the proposed changes that may affect medical interpreters (and the patients we serve) include:
    - Language access plans will no longer be mentioned or taken into consideration when evaluating compliance.
    - The word "qualified" will be omitted (though the standards will be retained).
    - Visual standards for Video Remote Interpreting will be repealed.
    - Weakened requirements for serving individuals with LEP (such as having requirements depend on the number of LEP individuals served).
    - Elimination of non-discrimination posting requirements in "significant" communications.

    You can read more about the issue here:

    Health Affairs Blog: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20190525.831858/full/
    Info from CLI: https://www.certifiedlanguages.com/new-section-1557-revisions-that-could-affect-language-access/

    If you are unable to join us, find out how to submit comments on your own through this link:


    This is a social event and our hope is that colleagues in other parts of the state may find Oregon City a shorter trip than Portland. For those who are concerned about our carbon footprints, Oregon City Brewing is within walking distance from an Amtrak station, as well as Tri-Met. For cyclists, it also a short distance from the Trolley Trail.

    Though not required, an RSVP would be helpful to know how many tables to reserve. Non-OSTI members are also welcome to attend this event!

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July 27, 2019
  • Summer Continuing Education: How to Decipher a Complete Blood Count (CBC)—For the Uninitiated

    July 27, 2019  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Community Room: Oak Grove: 2930 SE Oak Grove Blvd. Milwaukie, OR 97267

    Join us for this free continuing education event for medical translators and interpreters, presented by Richard Safrin, MD. Dr. Safrin will use sample laboratory reports, photomicrographs, and several real-life examples to help translators and interpreters understand the pesky terminology involved in blood testing. Please RSVP.

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  • OSTI Social Lunch in Sellwood

    July 27, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Wei Wei - A Taste Of Taiwan, 7835 SE 13th Ave #102, Portland, OR 97202, USA

    Join us for a post-workshop lunch in Sellwood at Wei Wei - A Taste of Taiwan. All are welcome! https://www.weiweiatasteoftaiwan.com/

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August 14, 2019
September 11, 2019
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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