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The South Eastern Medical Interpreter Association provides continuing education opportunities and a forum for medical interpreters and translators to exchange ideas and experiences. SEMIA supports medical interpreter training in order to facilitate access to health care and other fundamental services for limited-English proficient and marginalized communities. The Association promotes professionalism and public awareness of the importance of providing quality interpretation services in health care.

Our Purposes and Objectives                                                                 

*To increase professional and public awareness of the importance of providing qualified interpretation services in healthcare.

*To enhance the professional image of translators and interpreters in the healthcare industry.

*To contribute to improving the standards and professional ethics, practices and competency of medical interpreters.

*To strive to protect the rights and interests of professional medical interpreters and translators.

*To provide an open forum for medical interpreters and translators for the regular exchange of ideas and experience.

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