Medical Interpretation for the Geriatric Patient

Tuesday, May 18 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM [EDT]

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Tuesday, May 18 2021 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM [EDT]

Regular Fee: $30.00

CEU Fee: $40.00 ($36.69 fee + $3.31 service fee; includes CEU/Contact hours’ processing fee & a certificate of completion: IMIA/NBCMI or CCHI)

Refunds: MV AHEC does not provide refunds once the participants are registered.
Education Level: Intermediate to Advanced: For Medical Interpreter Course Graduates ONLY!

CEU/Contact Hours: CCHI/NBCMI:  Application for continuing education credits has been submitted and pending approval. CEU/Contact Hours Certificates will be e-mailed to participants within 6 to 8 weeks following the program. A MV AHEC certificate of attendance will be e-mailed to all participants upon completion of workshop.


Registration is done on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited!

A Zoom link to the workshop will be e-mailed to participants who registered and paid for the event.


If you have any questions, please e-mail: Maria Gatej: or: Jeanette Rivera:  

Workshop Description:  The talk provides a discussion of geriatric issues including differences in clinical diagnoses, possible structures of the interview, and possible locations of the encounter.


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will:

~ Be able to identify and become more familiar with details involving geriatric problems like dementia, incontinence, falls;

~ Acquire skills to interpret standardized cognitive and functional assessments;

~ Be able to analyze situations which include family members with potential role confusion;

 ~ Demonstrate an increasing need for professional interpreters in sites like nursing homes.


About the Trainer:  Dr.Eric Hardt is a retired BUSM Associate Professor, a graduate of Yale ‘70 and Tufts Med ’74, certified in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care. Dr. Hardt’s activities in the area of medical interpretation are well known around the country, including educational materials and sessions for interpreters and clinicians. Dr. Hardt was a founding member of the MMIA/IMIA and of the NCIHC, served on the Board of Directors for the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. For decades he served as Medical Consultant to Interpreter Services at BCH/BMC. In 2019 he joined the Found in Translation Board.


Merrimack Valley AHEC

Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC) AHEC provides a number of healthcare-focused programs. These training programs are for health professionals, paraprofessionals, and students pursuing healthcare careers.

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