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Do you want to discover new medical resources?

During this one-hour webinar you will learn:

  • My favorite reputable medical websites
  • The best dictionary resources
  • Tips and tricks to make your life easier

Then, click below!

*New Recorded Webinar* 

We will discuss topics like:
  • Familia and values
  • Faith, religion, and beliefs
  • Concepts of health and illness
  • And how these affect the medical encounter.

Receive 2 ATA CEUs (valid for 0.2 CEUs CMI and 2 CEUs CHI)

Inside Out - Diabetes (EN)

Become familiar with the basics of diabetes, how it works, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Also, we will learn about available resources so you can continue learning.

Translators and interpreters of all levels and languages are welcome.

This class is taught in English

Date & Time: Anytime! (Available for 7 days)
Duration: 2 hours 
Price: $50
CEUsValid for 2 ATA CEUs and 2 DSHS. Qualifies for 0.2 CEUs (NCIBM) and 2 CEUs (CCHI).
[Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance and CEUs, participants must take a test and score over 75%. For more information, visit our FAQ section] 

Inside Out - Diabetes (ES)

Become familiar with the basics of diabetes, how it works, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Also, we will learn about available resources so you can continue learning.

Translators and interpreters of all levels are welcome.

This class is taught in Spanish with examples in English

Date & Time: Anytime! (Available for 7 days)
Duration: 2 hours 
Price: $50 
CEUsValid for 2 ATA CEUs and 2 DSHS. Qualifies for 0.2 CEUs (NCIBM) and 2 CEUs (CCHI).
[Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Attendance and CEUs, participants must take a test and score over 75%. For more information, visit our FAQ section] 

She was patient, generous, funny, and kind while instructing us.

Practicing a profession successfully and being able to teach the principles and techniques behind it require two very different skill sets. It is rare to find an individual who can excel at both. Gloria Rivera can do both seamlessly and competently--with the added benefit that she has trained and worked as a medical doctor, so she possesses an unequaled depth of understanding of the healthcare system from multidimensional and multilingual points of view.
I had the great fortune of having her as my instructor during the 2014 Medical Interpreter Training Institute in Tucson, Arizona. As an educator myself, wanting to implement courses in interpretation and translation at the institution where I teach, I was delighted to experience Dr. Rivera's high caliber of teaching. One of her many strengths was her ability to break down anatomy and physiology so that we, as lay people, could understand the physiological process and, thereby, better recall related vocabulary in both English and Spanish. She was patient, generous, funny, and kind while instructing us. I remember the MITI training with gratitude and fondness--I highly recommend it; Gloria was fantastic!

Laura Pirott, MA, PhD
Spanish Professor at Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA

 

2017-11-22T10:07:51+00:00

Laura Pirott, MA, PhD
Spanish Professor at Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA

 

Practicing a profession successfully and being able to teach the principles and techniques behind it require two very different skill sets. It is rare to find an individual who can excel at both. Gloria Rivera can do both seamlessly and competently--with the added benefit that she has trained and worked as a medical doctor, so she possesses an unequaled depth of understanding of the healthcare system from multidimensional and multilingual points of view. I had the great fortune of having her as my instructor during the 2014 Medical Interpreter Training Institute in Tucson, Arizona. As an educator myself, wanting to implement courses in interpretation and translation at the institution where I teach, I was delighted to experience Dr. Rivera's high caliber of teaching. One of her many strengths was her ability to break down anatomy and physiology so that we, as lay people, could understand the physiological process and, thereby, better recall related vocabulary in both English and Spanish. She was patient, generous, funny, and kind while instructing us. I remember the MITI training with gratitude and fondness--I highly recommend it; Gloria was fantastic!

Very useful information for medical Interpreters.

If I like a book, I tend to read the author's entire collection, same with Gloria's webinars! Very useful information for medical Interpreters, thank you!

Elizabeth D'Angelo, CMI-Spanish
English/Spanish Interpreter
Huntsville, AL 

2017-11-26T21:04:35+00:00

Elizabeth D'Angelo, CMI-Spanish
English/Spanish Interpreter
Huntsville, AL 

If I like a book, I tend to read the author's entire collection, same with Gloria's webinars! Very useful information for medical Interpreters, thank you!

I can’t wait for your next webinar.

Your webinar on Pain was very informative! So much more than just a "vocabulary list". As interpreters, words aren't enough. We must also understand the concepts. You not only reviewed vocabulary specific to pain, but also the pathophysiology of pain, and you did so in a very simple and concise way. I've been an interpreter for many years (State, Federal, Medical) and I am also a registered nurse. The information from your webinar will be most helpful whether I am providing patient care at the hospital, interpreting a trial, or interpreting for a patient at a medical appointment. Thank you and I can't wait for your next webinar.

Cheryl Olson
English/Spanish Interpreter
Grand Junction, CO

2017-11-26T20:58:51+00:00

Cheryl Olson
English/Spanish Interpreter
Grand Junction, CO

Your webinar on Pain was very informative! So much more than just a "vocabulary list". As interpreters, words aren't enough. We must also understand the concepts. You not only reviewed vocabulary specific to pain, but also the pathophysiology of pain, and you did so in a very simple and concise way. I've been an interpreter for many years (State, Federal, Medical) and I am also a registered nurse. The information from your webinar will be most helpful whether I am providing patient care at the hospital, interpreting a trial, or interpreting for a patient at a medical appointment. Thank you and I can't wait for your next webinar.

Look forward to your next Blue Urpi medical webinar.

I just finished watching Blue Urpi's webinar, “Get to know: Your Spine”. I thought it was very informative, easy to understand, and relevant for medical interpreters. I appreciate the way Gloria broke the categories down to causes, diagnosis, tests, and treatments. This facilitates linear learning as well as mimics to some extent the medical experience of patients and thusly interpreters as we do our work.
Gloria did a great job adding pictures and diagrams to go along with the content for the Visual Learners. The diagram of the dermatomes conditions and how it correlates to each of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx vertebrae column was very interesting to me. Kudos! I need to update my musculoskeletal system and spinal glossary both in English and Vietnamese now. Look forward to your next Blue Urpi medical webinar. You ROCK!!


Tram Bui, CHI-Vietnamese
Vietnamese/English Interpreter
ATI Vice President
Phoenix, AZ

2017-11-22T10:09:40+00:00

Tram Bui, CHI-Vietnamese
Vietnamese/English Interpreter
ATI Vice President
Phoenix, AZ

I just finished watching Blue Urpi's webinar, “Get to know: Your Spine”. I thought it was very informative, easy to understand, and relevant for medical interpreters. I appreciate the way Gloria broke the categories down to causes, diagnosis, tests, and treatments. This facilitates linear learning as well as mimics to some extent the medical experience of patients and thusly interpreters as we do our work. Gloria did a great job adding pictures and diagrams to go along with the content for the Visual Learners. The diagram of the dermatomes conditions and how it correlates to each of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx vertebrae column was very interesting to me. Kudos! I need to update my musculoskeletal system and spinal glossary both in English and Vietnamese now. Look forward to your next Blue Urpi medical webinar. You ROCK!!

Incredibly informative, as well as engaging.

I have now taken 2 of Gloria's webinars. Both were incredibly informative, as well as engaging. One was on the best, most reliable online resources. The second was on Latino Culture. Since taking both classes, I have utilized the recommended sites and strategies. I look forward to taking more of Gloria's webinars; allowing me to add to my interpreter "bag of tricks."

Andrea Parsons, CMI-Spanish
English/Spanish Interpreter
Buffalo, NY

2017-11-26T20:55:37+00:00

Andrea Parsons, CMI-Spanish
English/Spanish Interpreter
Buffalo, NY

I have now taken 2 of Gloria's webinars. Both were incredibly informative, as well as engaging. One was on the best, most reliable online resources. The second was on Latino Culture. Since taking both classes, I have utilized the recommended sites and strategies. I look forward to taking more of Gloria's webinars; allowing me to add to my interpreter "bag of tricks."

I can’t wait until her next course.

As a medical interpreter for 10 years and the owner/trainer of a medical interpreting agency I have participated in hundreds of hours of ENG<>SPA medical interpreting continuing education classes and conferences. I must say that Gloria's 2-hour webinar 'Get to know - La columna vertebral' is top notch. Since she is both a doctor and an interpreter, I had complete confidence in her teaching which was supported by helpful bilingual graphics, useful interpreting tips, cultural comments on usage of specific terms in other countries, invaluable oral practice with instant feedback, and the renowned research of Navarro's medical terms. It was fantastically useful to hear Gloria's teaching in Spanish while seeing/reading her graphics in English and/or English and Spanish. I can't wait until her next course - for my own ongoing study/review and the training/review of my interpreting team.


Danielle Kopasz, CHI-Spanish
English/Spanish Medical Interpreter
CEO Pure Language Services, Inc.
Lexington, KY.

2017-11-22T10:12:21+00:00

Danielle Kopasz, CHI-Spanish
English/Spanish Medical Interpreter
CEO Pure Language Services, Inc.
Lexington, KY.

As a medical interpreter for 10 years and the owner/trainer of a medical interpreting agency I have participated in hundreds of hours of ENGSPA medical interpreting continuing education classes and conferences. I must say that Gloria's 2-hour webinar 'Get to know - La columna vertebral' is top notch. Since she is both a doctor and an interpreter, I had complete confidence in her teaching which was supported by helpful bilingual graphics, useful interpreting tips, cultural comments on usage of specific terms in other countries, invaluable oral practice with instant feedback, and the renowned research of Navarro's medical terms. It was fantastically useful to hear Gloria's teaching in Spanish while seeing/reading her graphics in English and/or English and Spanish. I can't wait until her next course - for my own ongoing study/review and the training/review of my interpreting team.

Great webinar on Imaging Tests for Healthcare Interpreters.

Gloria, thank you so much for the great webinar on Imaging Tests for Healthcare Interpreters. I have done numerous assignments on imaging tests, but it is until now that I got a complete picture of the different types of test, diagnosis, contrast agents, risks, benefits and ways to administrate them that I feel comfortable doing them. Knowledge is power, as simple as that. Thanks

Karla Sutherland
English/Spanish Medical Interpreter
Centreville, VA

2017-11-26T21:11:23+00:00

Karla Sutherland
English/Spanish Medical Interpreter
Centreville, VA

Gloria, thank you so much for the great webinar on Imaging Tests for Healthcare Interpreters. I have done numerous assignments on imaging tests, but it is until now that I got a complete picture of the different types of test, diagnosis, contrast agents, risks, benefits and ways to administrate them that I feel comfortable doing them. Knowledge is power, as simple as that. Thanks

I was already using the strategies the day after listening to the webinar

I am glad I took the online course "Note-Taking Strategies for Interpreters" by Gloria Rivera. I was already using the strategies the day after listening to the webinar, and I especially liked that she included a test for me to find out what my strongest learning styles are and explained how this self-awareness can help me as an interpreter. For example, finding out that auditory learning is actually my strongest modality, has been really helpful because it gives me the validation that I can repeat what I hear without taking notes. Integrating this kind of self-awareness into the learning is key because it helps you to find out what works best for you so that you can create a note-taking style that plays to your strengths.

Amanda Goodwin
English/Spanish Interpreter
Seattle, WA

2017-11-26T20:51:01+00:00

Amanda Goodwin
English/Spanish Interpreter
Seattle, WA

I am glad I took the online course "Note-Taking Strategies for Interpreters" by Gloria Rivera. I was already using the strategies the day after listening to the webinar, and I especially liked that she included a test for me to find out what my strongest learning styles are and explained how this self-awareness can help me as an interpreter. For example, finding out that auditory learning is actually my strongest modality, has been really helpful because it gives me the validation that I can repeat what I hear without taking notes. Integrating this kind of self-awareness into the learning is key because it helps you to find out what works best for you so that you can create a note-taking style that plays to your strengths.

Thank you Gloria for this great webinar

I really appreciate the webinar on the Latino patient. It explained so many things about cultural differences including beliefs and behaviors that will help me immensely as a healthcare interpreter. Thank you Gloria - for this great webinar and others that I have taken over the years in order to accrue CEUs for my accreditation!

Mary Kathleen Johnston
English/Spanish Interpreter
Santa Barbara, CA

2017-11-26T21:01:47+00:00

Mary Kathleen Johnston
English/Spanish Interpreter
Santa Barbara, CA

I really appreciate the webinar on the Latino patient. It explained so many things about cultural differences including beliefs and behaviors that will help me immensely as a healthcare interpreter. Thank you Gloria - for this great webinar and others that I have taken over the years in order to accrue CEUs for my accreditation!

This course helps you dig into the details.

I recommend without hesitation Gloria Rivera's webinar, The Medical History. It is so good to be respected and taken seriously as a professional medical interpreter. We don't have to be doctors or nurses, but as medical interpreters we need familiarity and facility with medical terminology in both languages, as well as a solid understanding of the human body, its functions, and common illnesses. Be alert and take good notes! There is much more to the medical history than just running down a list of questions; this course helps you dig into the details.

Maria Gisela Pacho
English/Spanish Interpreter
Roanoke, VA 

2017-11-26T20:53:37+00:00

Maria Gisela Pacho
English/Spanish Interpreter
Roanoke, VA 

I recommend without hesitation Gloria Rivera's webinar, The Medical History. It is so good to be respected and taken seriously as a professional medical interpreter. We don't have to be doctors or nurses, but as medical interpreters we need familiarity and facility with medical terminology in both languages, as well as a solid understanding of the human body, its functions, and common illnesses. Be alert and take good notes! There is much more to the medical history than just running down a list of questions; this course helps you dig into the details.