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.