Pharmaceutical Document Translation in Practice: Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) (German to English)

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Medical translation

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Start time:Sep 26, 2014 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:This webinar will present a practical introduction to translating a Summary of Product Characteristics (German: Fachinformation), which is an essential document in drug development and authorization.
Description
The session has been rescheduled to September 26

In the first part of this webinar, I will briefly discuss the purpose, structure and highly specialized terminology of an SmPC (or SPC as it is sometimes called) using an actual German SmPC. As I discuss the preferred English equivalents for the German terms, I will also discuss some of the linguistic pitfalls that translators should be aware of when translating SmPCs into English.

The second part of the webinar will be practical in nature during which attendees will be asked to translate part of an SmPC and ask the instructor any questions about the translation. There will also be a short translation assignment for you to complete off-line and send to the instructor for personalized comments.

Attendees will receive unlimited access to the recorded version of the webinar, a .pdf file of the slides and a resource handout.
Target audience
Translators at any stage in their career
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

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• Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 – Leopard® or newer
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• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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Registration and payment information
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

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Trainer
 Carmen Cross    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Carmen Cross has been a professional medical translator of German and Arabic medical documents since 2005. She holds a Bachelor's and two Master's in Arabic language and linguistics, as well as an Arabic-English translation certificate from New York University. In addition to medicine and biotechnology, she is also interested in foreign language acquisition and linguistics. Like her page on Facebook
Comments about this course

Pharmaceutical Document Translation in Practice: Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) (German to English)

Maria Kopnitsky Identity Verified
United States
Member (2011)
Bengali to Chamorro
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Session interrupted due to technical difficultiesSep 18, 2014

I'm afraid this training session was interrupted due to technical issues with the platform. Training staff should be in touch with the registrants of this course via email, but in the meantime if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact site staff via the support center: http://www.proz.com/support

My apologies for any inconvenience.

Best regards,

Maria


 

Armorel Young Identity Verified
Local time: 16:56
German to English
Would have liked better communicationSep 18, 2014

I was taking part in this webinar, which disappeared after 14 minutes. I am disappointed that we weren't informed by any means (e.g. by email, if the webinar platform couldn't be used) about what was happening - I have only just found the comment on this page, and in the meantime have wasted a lot of time waiting to see if the webinar would restart (the only message was "Waiting for organizer", which sounded as though we ought to be waiting too).

This was my first experience of taking
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I was taking part in this webinar, which disappeared after 14 minutes. I am disappointed that we weren't informed by any means (e.g. by email, if the webinar platform couldn't be used) about what was happening - I have only just found the comment on this page, and in the meantime have wasted a lot of time waiting to see if the webinar would restart (the only message was "Waiting for organizer", which sounded as though we ought to be waiting too).

This was my first experience of taking part in a webinar and it has not been an encouraging experience.
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