Dear Ramp UP the Conversation 2020 Registered Interpreters,


With a heavy heart, we are reaching out today to inform you that we have decided to cancel our in-person Seventh Annual Ramp UP the Conversation Interpreter and ISP Conference rescheduled to October 24, 2020 from March 21, 2020.


All registrations will be refunded back to your credit/debit cards via PayPal. Please allow 48 hours for the refund to process to your account. Prior requests for refunds have already been processed.


Now what?


While we may not be able to provide a day long in-person event at this time, we are excited to begin our CE series. Ramp UP the Conversation will continue in Zoom format in our new event series to unite interpreters with our communities.


Our inaugural CE event will be hosted by Stan Hudson, Health Literacy Director for Wisconsin Literacy on Wednesday, August 12 from noon to 1:00. He will be presenting “Vroom…Vroom” Communication with Older Adults


Our gift to you for your dedication and loyalty to Ramp UP the Conversation Interpreter Conference is a free registration to this 1 continuing education event on August 12. Please register if you are interested in attending. 90 seats available. Certificate of attendance provided for CEU confirmation upon request.


We appreciate your patience and understanding as we transition.


Finally, we wish to thank:

  • Stan Hudson, Christopher Borden, Kris Eaton, Margie Franzen – 2020 presenters
  • ProHealth – Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Saul Juarez Aguilar for the willingness to provide an amazing venue for our conference
  • Chef Dan and Laura Strackbein with Rochester Deli
  • International Institute of Wisconsin – Sponsorship
  • CCHI – Sponsorship
  • WI Make-A-Wish Foundation – Sponsorship
  • Diana Alarid Dudgeon – Technical and creative support

We look forward to seeing you at Ramp UP 2021 and at our new event series.


Our best to you and your families. Thank you for being an interpreter.


<strong>“Vroom… Vroom” Communicating with Older Adults</strong>
“Vroom… Vroom” Communicating with Older Adults

1 CEU Zoom event – Wednesday, August 12 from noon to 1:00
Registration required. Fee: $0
Abstract: 1 hour (1 hour non- performance based – ethics – NBCMI, CCHI, WI Courts)

Identify effective communication with older adults and the role of the interpreter in this effective communication. Talk about changes that occur as we age, and strategies to enhance and ensure understanding when interpreting with older adults. Engage in learning about health literacy and highlight how this can further contribute to the risk of misunderstanding, while providing techniques to minimize this risk.
Learning Outcomes:
As a result of this session you will be able to:
1.     Understand the unique challenges that older adults face as they age and how that can impact communication and understanding.
2.     Discuss how health and other literacies can enhance or diminish interpretation and understanding for older adults.
3.     Employ health literacy universal precautions strategies to ensure interpreter and client understanding.
4.     Review the impact of professional standards and ethical codes for interpreters.
Stan Hudson, MA, CDFT, is the Health Literacy Director for Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. He is a health literacy expert and health policy analyst with 21 years of experience in health services research and 15 years of experience in health literacy with a focus on curriculum development. He earned an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri with a focus on race, class, and gender inequalities and earned B.A.s in History, Political Science, and Sociology from Columbia College. Over the last two decades he has led the development and implementation of health literacy and health justice education programs and curricula for health professionals in training and in practice. Areas of interests/expertise: Health Literacy, Health Equity, Culturally Effective Care, Diversity and Inclusion, and Health Policy.
Certificate of attendance provided for CEU confirmation upon request.