12 Aug 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AALC Webinar: Telehealth and Tele-Interpreting
12 August 2020, 12:00noon AEST
2pm New Zealand, noon Brisbane, Melbourne, 11:30am Adelaide, 10am Perth
The AALC will be holding its next webinar on 12 August 2020 at 12noon AEST on the topic of Telehealth and Tele-Interpreting. This webinar is aimed at language service providers and Government stakeholders and will focus on industry issues and research in this field. The presentation will also include a Q&A session for LSPs to participate in to get advice on best practices for LSPs.
Emiliano Zucchi, Director of the Transcultural & Language Services (TALS) department and the Narrun Wilip-giin Aboriginal Support Unit (ASU) at Northern Health, will address issues related to Telehealth, and health in general, within the language services provision industry. Topics to be covered will include
- discussion on Telehealth, tele-interpreting and managing an in-house interpreting staff;
- his research related to government policies to improve care in hospitals while containing costs;
- discussion on Artificial Intelligence making inwards in medical interpreting and potential for future growth;
- impact Covid19 on interpreting in health care sector; and
- addressing attendee questions.
Emiliano Zucchi has extensive experience developing and implementing a diverse range of services in the health context, is responsible for 2 departments of approximately 50 staff members across the five campuses of Northern Health, and leads his organisation’s Cultural Responsiveness, Disability and Reconciliation Action plans.
He has 10 years’ experience as a university lecturer, and holds the position of Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Languages, Literature, Cultures & Linguistics at Monash University. His research focuses on cultural competence in the health context, and specifically on the impact cultural competence has on the health outcomes of patients with limited English proficiency.
He has been involved in a number of successful externally funded projects in collaboration with Donate Life, the Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership, the Primary Health Network, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM), amongst others.
He chairs the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria’s Health Policy Committee, and the RMIT University Translation & Interpreting Industry Advisory Committee.