Precision & Empathy: Ethical and Practical Strategies for Inclusive Medical Translation

Precision & Empathy: Ethical and Practical Strategies for Inclusive Medical Translation

Webinar on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00am EST

Presented by: Dr. Marc Tamarit-Galdón


In a more interconnected reality than ever, medical translation is used to bridge the linguistic and cultural gaps of patients across many cultures. Despite the similarities between English and Spanish, translating medical documents is still a daunting task with many linguistic challenges. Keeping in mind language access and social justice, we provide some problem-solving strategies to overcome said cultural and linguistic gaps. This will be a hands-on webinar. Although the examples will be in English-Spanish, this webinar is open to all translators, interpreters, and language instructors.

Learning objectives

  1. Identify common linguistic and cultural challenges faced in translating medical documents between English and Spanish.
  2. Recognize the ethical considerations of medical translation, particularly in the context of social justice and language access
  3. Incorporate inclusive problem-solving strategies in your translations to acknowledge the multicultural backgrounds of LEP patients.


Hailing from Spain, Marc earned a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Intercultural Communication (Spanish, English, and German) from Universidad Europea de Valencia, a Master’s degree in Spanish Translation from Kent State (Ohio), and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fresno. A Certified Healthcare Interpreter and Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Classical and Modern languages, he has collaborated with many organizations in the United States and Europe. Marc ultimately wants to improve the lives of students and disenfranchised populations, especially those identifying with the Rainbow family.

CEU’s – ATA and CCHI

Pending CEU’s – IMIA.

Free to CATI Members / $25 for non-members

RSVP by April 18th to attend.