Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters & Translators

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The Call for Presenters Is Now Closed

TAHIT’s 13th Annual Educational Symposium on Language Access

"Celebrating Diverse Patient Communication Needs: 

Helping Healthcare Professionals to Help Our Deaf, Immigrant, and LEP Populations"

September 13-14, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton - Houston Hobby Airport

Host City: Houston, TX

The Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the 13th Annual TAHIT Educational Symposium on Language Access to be held September 13th and 14th, 2019. Whether it is visiting the Galleria, spending a relaxing evening by the host hotel pool, or taking in a game of one of the city's professional sports teams, Houston is always favorite destination with language access professionals.   Come join us for the networking and learning opportunities.  Stay for the fun!

Texans and language professionals from across the country and abroad have come to rely on TAHIT to create an annual event that does not disappoint!  It is the premiere event for CEUs, networking, learning, great food, and great friends.  We do all this, while keeping our symposium the most affordable and highest quality in the nation, in our humble Texas opinion! This year we raise the bar once again.

The mission of TAHIT’s Annual Symposium on Language Access is to provide up-to-date educational presentations and workshops supporting Language Access in healthcare. The purpose is to bring together medical interpreters, translators, providers, administrators, and clinical healthcare professionals for collaboration and an exchange of knowledge.   

Your submitted proposal to the 13th Annual TAHIT Symposium should be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 10th, 2019 May 29th, 2019. Submissions can be made here directly from our website. The Symposium Presentation Committee will notify you by late June if your presentation has been accepted.

Here are some general guidelines for presentation submissions:

  • Preference is given to proposals that are likely to be approved for CEUs by CCHI, IMIA, ATA, RID, etc.
  • New, unique, and specific presentations are highly desirable. 
  • Speakers are requested to refrain from sales pitches for their own companies or products and services, or any other companies, organizations, or vendors, etc.  
  • TAHIT politely requests industry neutrality and professional respect in presentations with regard to fellow competitors and other industry members or suppliers.
  • While TAHIT will make every effort to include sound capability, sound incorporated into presentations, videos, songs, YouTube, etc., technical difficulties can present themselves at any time!  Please plan accordingly. 

Benefits of Presenting
  • Free general registration to the 2019 TAHIT Symposium
  • Appreciation of all symposium attendees
  • Recognition for your expertise and contributions to Language Access
  • Making a difference in Texas and across the US
  • Exposure and advancement as a speaker
  • Networking opportunity with healthcare and language access professionals from across the country

Please note:   All travel arrangements, expenses and accommodations are the sole responsibility of the speakers.  Additionally, any handouts or materials to be distributed are the responsibility of the presenter.