Medical & Health Care

Representative Assignments:

 

  • Seminar: Pesticide Induced Infant Mortality and Genetic Defects in Central Asian Republics. Hosted by American International Health Alliance (AIHA). Provided simultaneous interpretation for visiting physicians from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
  • Seminar: Rural Healthcare and Environmental Awareness. Designed by the Institute for International Education for visiting physicians from NIS.
  • Uzbekistan delegation on rural health care. Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for orientation of visiting Uzbekistan delegation on rural health care practices in the United States, sponsored by the U.S. Trade & Development Agency and assisted by the Institute of International Education’s Professional Exchange Program.
  • Russian-American Exchange on Public Health Issues. Under auspices of People to People International, Spokane, WA, provided interpretation for a Russian-American exchange of physicians, public health officials, and environmental scientists, including children’s health problems, reproductive health issues, emergency medical care, environmental effects on health, and epidemiologic research.
  • Hazardous Waste Delegation. Provided interpretation for American delegation to Russia and Belarus examining hazardous waste management and radiation waste issues, including Chernobyl.
  • Translation of medical diagnosis and treatment procedures. For a major emergency care hospital facility, provided written translation of medical diagnosis/treatment procedures in the fields of cardiology (congestive heart failure, newborn heart defects) and urology (dialysis, male reproductive health).
  • Medical procedures meeting. Provided simultaneous interpretation for an editorial meeting on developing an international manual for neonatal resuscitation medical procedures. Meeting was hosted by the American International Health Alliance, Washington, DC, and was attended by American, Russian, Ukrainian, and Uzbek participants.
  • International medical conference. Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for the Fourth Annual Conference of the American International Health Alliance in Des Moines, Iowa. Conference attendees included representatives from throughout the NIS. Subject matter included laparoscopic surgical procedures, cancer screening procedures, AIDS treatment, and issues concerning high-risk pregnancies, including complications caused by HIV and diabetes.

Finance & Economics

 

Representative Assignments:

  • Conference: U.S. Trade & Development Agency Conference on Power & Transport Projects. Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for a U.S. Trade and Development Agency-sponsored conference in St. Louis examining power and transport project opportunities in the NIS and Central and Eastern Europe. Conference was co-sponsored by the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Provided simultaneous interpretation for U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Mickey Kantor.
  • Seminar Series on Mass Privatization. Provided simultaneous interpretation for seminar series entitled, Mass Privatization and After for Ukrainian policy makers, hosted by the Institute for Public/Private Partnerships, Washington, DC. Topics included business management, marketing, urban infrastructure development.
  • Seminar Series on Social Programs for Governmental Officials. Provided simultaneous interpretation for visiting delegation from Africa, Eastern Europe and NIS, hosted by the Institute for Public/Private Partnerships, Washington, DC
  • Translation of Business Contracts. Translated a range of business contracts for Russian firms and visiting business persons from the U.S. and U.K.
  • Conference: New Trends in Economics Education. Provided interpretation for Moscow conference on new trends in economics education, presented by a visiting American delegation. Russian participants included economic advisors to former President Gorbachev.

Environment

 

Representative Assignments:

  • Seminar: Environmental Clean Up and Nuclear Safety. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored seminar series for MinAtom officials.
  • Seminar: The Role of Environmental NGOs in Policy Making Decisions. USAID-sponsored seminar for Russian NGOs, administered by Futurepast, Inc.
  • Conference: Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making. Center for Political and Strategic Studies; conference dedicated to economic reforms and political changes in Russia and Ukraine.
  • Seminar Series: Water Quality, Water Systems and Waste Water Treatment. Designed by Futurepast, Inc; administered by EPA.
  • Conference: Russian Far East Conference on Water Resources, Environment. USAID-sponsored conference. Topics included use of natural resources, water boundaries, nuclear waste conservation in Siberia and Far East infrastructure development
  • Hazardous Waste Delegation. Interpreter and coordinator for an American delegation to Russia and Belarus examining hazardous waste management and radiation waste issues, including Chernobyl.
  • Seminar: Pesticide Induced Infant Mortality and Genetic Defects in Central Asian Republics. Hosted by American International Health Alliance (AIHA). Provided simultaneous interpretation for visiting physicians from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
  • Seminar: Rural Healthcare and Environmental Awareness. Designed by the Institute for International Education for visiting physicians from NIS.
  • Water Resources Management Orientation Tour for Central Asian Officials. Administered and designed by USAID and CH2M HILL covered a wide range of topics, including water quality and safety, water reservoirs and aquifers, transboundary rivers and sociopolitical implications of their usage.
  • Russian-American Exchange on Public Health Issues. Under auspices of People to People International, Spokane, WA, provided interpretation for a Russian-American exchange of physicians, public health officials, and environmental scientists, including children’s health problems, reproductive health issues, emergency medical care, environmental effects on health, and epidemiologic research.
  • Russian NGO Delegation: Strategies for Effective NGO Operation. Provided simultaneous interpretation for a USAID-sponsored exchange under the direction of Futurepast, Inc., Arlington, VA. Also provided translation of presentation materials.
  • Russian Environmental Delegation. Interpreter/translator for JK Research Associates, Arlington, VA for a USAID-sponsored Russian environmental delegation dealing with public participation issues.
  • Global Climate Change. Assisted Applied Environmental Research, Falls Church, VA, in negotiations with Russian scientists and officials to develop joint projects examining global climate change mitigation strategies through management of Siberian forests.
  • Environmental Policy Delegation. Provided interpretation and coordination for an American delegation to Russia, Latvia and Estonia examining the role of private industry in environmental management. Participants included AT&T and Xerox.
  • Seminar: Pesticide Induced Infant Mortality and Genetic Defects in Central Asian Republics. Hosted by American International Health Alliance (AIHA). Provided simultaneous interpretation for visiting physicians from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.

Energy & Power

 

Representative Assignments:

  • Seminar: ISO Standards in Oil and Gas Industry. Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for Mobil Oil Seminar seminar for Gazprom representatives.
  • Seminar: Environmental Clean Up and Nuclear Safety. Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored seminar series for MinAtom officials.
  • Conference: U.S. Trade & Development Agency Conference on Power & Transport Projects. Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for a U.S. Trade and Development Agency-sponsored conference in St. Louis examining power and transport project opportunities in the NIS and Central and Eastern Europe. Conference was co-sponsored by the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Provided simultaneous interpretation for former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Mickey Kantor.
  • Seminar: Environmental Clean Up and Nuclear Safety. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored seminar series for MinAtom officials.
  • Global Climate Change. Assisted Applied Environmental Research in negotiations with Russian scientists and officials to develop joint projects examining global climate change mitigation strategies through management of Siberian forests

 

Other Topics

 

Representative Assignments:

  • Seminar: The Role of Environmental NGOs in Policy Making Decisions. USAID-sponsored seminar for Russian NGOs, administered by Futurepast, Inc.
  • Russian NGO Delegation: Strategies for Effective NGO Operation. Provided simultaneous interpretation for a USAID-sponsored exchange under the direction of Futurepast, Inc., Arlington, VA. Also provided translation of presentation materials.
  • Translation of Business Contracts. Translated a range of business contracts for Russian firms and visiting business persons from the U.S. and U.K.
  • Security Delegation. Interpreter and coordinator for an American delegation to Russia involving former CIA and KGB officials to review security issues. (This delegation was featured on Ed Bradley’s Street Stories, CBS-TV.)
  • Art Museum Directors’ Delegation. Provided interpretation and coordination for an American delegation to Russia to exchange ideas on the management of museums and preservation technologies.
  • American community social programs delegation. Provided interpretation for an American delegation to Moscow and St. Petersburg examining community-based social programs.
  • Conference: New Trends in Economics Education. Provided interpretation for Moscow conference on new trends in economics education, presented by a visiting American delegation. Russian participants included economic advisors to former President Gorbachev.