Clinical Trials and Medical Documentation: Resources and Translation Strategies for New Translators

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Medical translation

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Start time:Mar 14, 2018 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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The online session from the bundle can be purchased individually, but if you wish to participate in all sessions from the series you can purchase FOUR online sessions as a complete package at the special early bird price: 100 USD 80 USD:

  • January 24 The Anatomy of a Clinical Trial Protocol: Important Concepts and Essential Terminology for Accurate Translation

  • February 21 How to Translate a Summary of Product Characteristics

  • March 14 Clinical Trials and Medical Documentation: Resources and Translation Strategies for New Translators

  • March 28 The Pharmacokinetics of Drugs Commonly Studied during Clinical Trials

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    Duration:60 minutes
    This webinar has been updated to reflect current EU legislation and its impact on pharmaceutical translation. It will provide translators with a solid foundation for translating medical documentation relating to clinical trials.

    This includes international standards, current EU legislation, regulatory bodies, an introduction to the clinical trial pipeline and other issues involving clinical trials, where clinical trials are currently being conducted and the various types of clinical trial documentation. The presenter will also present and discuss the common issues that may arise when translating each type of text, as well as relevant terminology that is often confused, such as "efficacy vs. efficiency" and "patient vs. subject."

    Various strategies that translators at any stage in their careers can use to improve their consistency and accuracy when translating such documents will also be presented. Participants will receive a .pdf version of the presentation, as well as a resource handout.

    Target audience
    Translators new to the medical field.
    Translators considering specializing in medicine.
    Learning objectives
    Participants will learn:

    • The international standards that govern clinical trials
    • The different stages of drug discovery and development, from preclinical to post marketing authorization
    • The 4 phases of clinical trials and how they impact the clinical trial process of a drug
    • The various types of clinical trial documentation, such as SmPC, Informed Consent Form and Patient Information Leaflet
    • Target audience considerations that should be taken into account when translating various types of clinical trial documentation
    • The proper definitions for terms that are often confused, such as “efficacy,” “efficiency,” “patient” and “subject.”
    • The importance of templates for clinical trial translation
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    • Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
    • Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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     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
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