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2017 efsli AGM & Conference


THU, 7th Sept

06.00 – 10.00 pm Registration at the hotel Mercure Compans Caffarelli

07.30 pm Welcome drink and snack at the hotel Mercure Compans Caffarelli

FRI, 8th Sept (AGM)

efsli Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The efsli General Meeting (AGM) is open to full members of efsli (National associations of Sign Language Interpreters) and observers.

You do not have to be a member of efsli to attend the AGM. However, if you would like to attend as an observer, please do not forget to register.

8.30 – 9.30 am Registration

9.30 – 11.00 am Annual General Meeting

11.00 – 11.30 am Coffee break

11.30 am – 01.00 pm Annual General Meeting

01.00 – 02.00 pm Lunch break

02.00 – 03.00 pm Annual General Meeting

03.00 – 03.30 pm Coffee break

03.30 – 05.00 pm Annual General Meeting

06.00 pm City tour of the old town of Toulouse and cocktail party on the terrace of Hotel Mercure Saint-Georges in downtown Toulouse.

SAT, 9th Sept

2017 efsli Conference: « What’s up Doc? »

8:30-9:00 am : Welcome and check-in (hall)

9:00-11:00 am : Session 1 (room Cassiopée)

9:00-9:30 am : Presentation of the conference and official speeches

9:30-10:30 am : Keynote speaker

Colin Allen (President of the World Federation of the Deaf) :

Introduction of the conference

10:30-11:00 am : Communication TED Talk (15 mins + questions 15 mins)

Andrea Benvenuto (France)

« The figure of the intermediator in the deaf healthcare settings (France, Uruguay, Argentina): a practice of interculturality like no other? »

11:00-11:30 am : Coffee Break

11:30-1:00 pm : Session 2 (room Cassiopée)

11:30-12:30 am : Worskshop (20 mins + debates 40 mins)

Patricia Brueck, Britta Meinicke and Juliane Rode (Austria and Germany), Jens Hessmann, Daniela Unruh and Anja Bergmann

« Diagnosing Healthcare Assignments: Medical Interpreting for Deaf People in Europe »

12:30-13:00 pm : Communication TED Talk (15 mins + questions 15 mins)

Shaurna Dickson and Paul Belmonte (United Kingdom – Scotland)

« A multi-disciplinary approach to interpreting: Improving communication by training medical  students »

1:00-2:45 pm : Lunch break

Session 3 (hall) : Networking/Posters (please see the full list of posters on the last page) 

2:45-4:45 pm : Parallel Workshops

Session 4 (room Ariane) Session 5 (room Cassiopée)
2:45-3:45 pm : Worskshop (20 mins + debates 40 mins)

Minttu Laine (Finland)

« Eye contact in interpreted mobile and multiactivity interaction »


 2:45-3:45 pm : Worskshop (20 mins + debates 40 mins)

Joëlle Blanchard and Pascaline Michel (France)

« Interpreter-intermediator, a French model of collaboration for a successful communication »

3:45-4:45 pm : Panel (30 mins + debates 30 mins)

Magalie Baudrant-Boga, Sophie Brusset, Magali Carmes, Alix   Glénat, Pascaline Michel (France)

« “Balance Sign” – better living your diabetes when you are deaf »

 3:45-4:45 pm : Worskshop (20 mins + debates 40 mins)

Antoine Sterckeman and Magali Fridman (France)

« The mirror technique: a practical example of the pair work intermediator-interpreter »

4:45-5:00 pm : Coffee Break

5:00-6:00 pm : Parallel Workshops

Session 6 (room Ariane) Session 7 (room Cassiopée)
5:00-6:00 pm : Worskshop (20 mins + debates 40 mins)

Lori Whynot (Australia and United States of America)

« Empathy, vicarious trauma, and managing personal/professional boundaries in health care interpreting »

5:00-6:00 pm : Worskshop (20 mins + debates 40 mins)

Antoine Sterckeman and Jean Dagron (France), Marlyse Makake, Aimerance Djanpa (Cameroun), Luis Lavega (Uruguay), Roxane Ferreyra (Argentine), Ouassim Ben Diab (Tunisie), Christian Coudouret, Gisele Rey, Roberto Biedma, Mamadou Ly (France)

« Iconicity for the understanding of the functioning of the body by all the deaf » 

7.30 pm  Saturday evening : 

efsli birthday party  – efsli is 25 years old ! Gala dinner & entertainment

SUN, 10th Sept

8:30-9:00 am : Welcome (hall)

9:00-10:30 am : session 8 (room Cassiopée)

9:00-9:30 am : Communication TED Talk (15 mins + questions 15 mins)

Thaïsa Whistance and Sarah Bown (United Kingdom – England)

« The use of situated learning in the education of healthcare interpreting for British Sign language/ English interpreters »

9:30-10:00 am : Communication TED Talk (15 mins + questions 15 mins)

Rayco H. González Montesino (Spain)

« The Internal Representations used by Sign Language Interpreters in the Healthcare Settings: Description and a Proposal of Didactic Activities » 

10:00-10:30 am : Communication TED Talk (15 mins + questions 15 mins)

Naomi Sheneman (United States of America)

« Does Extralinguistic Knowledge Matter? »

10:30-11:00 am : Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 am : Session 9 (room Cassiopée)

11:00-11:30 am : Communication TED Talk (15 mins + questions 15 mins)

Rebekah Knodel (United States of America)

« Coping Mechanisms for Sign Language Interpreters Who Work in Mental Health Settings

11:30-12:00 am : Communication TED Talk (15 mins + questions 15 mins)

Jean Dagron and Françoise Galiffet (France), Marlyse Makake, Aimerance Djanpa (Cameroun), Elisa Lambiase, Maria Ortega (Uruguay), Lucas Gaston (Argentine), Amira Yaakoubi, Ouassim Ben Diab (Tunisie), Odile Candero (Suisse), Sebastian Quinones, Maria Theresa Hurtado (Chili), Lina Fernanda Mejia (Colombie)

« Signing health teams: from their creation to international advocacy »

12:00-1:00 pm : Colin Allen (President of the World Federation of the Deaf) :

 Synthesis of the debates and conclusion of the conference

1:00 pm : Closing ceremony



List of posters to be presented at the efsli conference:

Poster : Natasha Parkins-Maliko, Sindisiwe Van Zyl and John Meletse (South Africa)

« The triadic discourse and access to information on HIV/AIDS in primary health care; Gauteng, South Africa »

Poster : Maya Pearce (United Kingdom – England)

« Therapeutic relationship between BSL interpreters and deaf young people in inpatient unit »

Poster : Carole Gutman and Deborah Vayrette (France)

« Deontology and interpretation in healthcare settings. When health or suffering come into play. Reflections of an institutional interpreter and a temporary interpreter at the Hospital of Marseille (AP-HM) »

Poster : Dana Peňázová and Daniela Tesaříková (Czech Republic)

« Sign language and healthcare terminology at Masaryk University »

Poster : Ursula Valenciano-Rodríguez (Spain)

« Sign Language Interpreters in Healthcare Settings: Medical Prescriptions for “Communication Pain ” »

Poster : Emeline Arcambal (France)

« The interpreter’s role in medical settings : adaptability, tactics, issues »

Poster : Amanda M. David (United States of America

 « Building a Community of Practice for Interpreting in Medical Education Settings »

Poster : Olivier Schetrit (France)

« Issues and problems in the deaf patients-interpreters relationship within the Home-Care Units for the Deaf (UASS) »



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