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Michigan Medicine Interpreter Services presents their inaugural
Healthcare Interpreter Conference


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Thank you Conference Sponsors!

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters

  APA logo for interpreter conference sponsorshipCommunity Health Services at Michigan Medicine

Thank you Conference Exhibitors!

International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA)

Interpreter Education Online

Vocalink Global

Cross Cultural Communications



Thank you In-Kind Donors!

Busch’s Fresh Food Market



Keynote Speaker – Cynthia E. Roat, MPH

Cynthia Roat photoCynthia E. Roat is widely considered one of healthcare interpreting’s pioneers. Over the past 25 years, Ms. Roat has made significant contributions to the field as an interpreter, teacher, consultant, organizer, researcher, mentor and author. Her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being adopted as an ancillary text in many interpreter training programs. She is a founding member and former board chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, as well as a founding member of various state and local organizations. She is known nationally as an engaging speaker, a knowledgeable resource, and an energetic advocate for language access in general.




Michigan Medicine Interpreter Services Conference is proud to offer a unique opportunity for conference attendees to attend a SIMLAB workshop on Sunday, April 8th! The Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) is an innovative instructional environment and learning laboratory providing challenging, immersive simulation training for healthcare professionals, including healthcare Interpreters.

Click here to learn more about the ClinSimLab at Michigan Medicine.


Conference Attendee Registration Forms

Online conference registration is closed. Walk-in registrations (using the pdf form below) with cash or check payment only will be accepted.

Conference Attendee Registration Form (Printer-friendly PDF form – If you prefer to use a paper copy of the registration form, please use this link to access the form. Completed forms and payments can be sent via fax – (734) 998-2199, email –, or mail – 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, Attn: Brittany Karnes.)


Conference Dates

  • Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8, 2018


Conference Location

  • Michigan Medicine-University Hospital, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI


Hotel Accommodations

We want to make it as convenient as possible for participants who need lodging in the Ann Arbor area while attending the conference.

  • Interpreter Services has reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan.
  • The discounted group rate will expire on Friday, March 23, 2018.
  • *******Please be advised that the booking link does not work on mobile devices*****
    • Link Instructions:
      Click on the booking link.
      On the left-hand side, select your Check In and Check Out Dates.
      Group Code will automatically populate.
      Click on Check Availability.
      From there the site will show you the room types that have been blocked along with the group rate.
      When making a reservation with the booking link please verify that the block name – U of M Hospital Interpreter Conference – is listed above the rate options and that you are indeed getting the agreed upon rate of $114.00. If at any time during the process it is stating anything about an advance deposit you may want to close the screen and start again. If you are having any further issues please contact the hotel and they can direct you to our reservations service.
  • Other options include:
  • Call 800-544-8684 or 734-936-0135 for the UMHS Patient and Visitor Hotel Accommodations
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodations


Questions about the Interpreter Services Conference? Contact the Interpreter Services Conference Planning Committee at (please put Interpreter Services Conference 2018 in the subject line) or at 734-998-2183.