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2.  within 14 days of the event or 30 days after payment is made, whichever comes first.

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If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, you may transfer your registration to another attendee by notifying us by email no less than 12 hours prior to the event. Emails should be sent to

Workshop Attendance

Per RID guidelines, CEUs will not be awarded to participants arriving more than 10 minutes after the event start time, nor will CEUs be awarded to participants leaving the event more than 5 minutes before the scheduled end time.  Partial CEUs are not awarded for SDCRID-sponsored events.

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SDCRID may occasionally photograph meetings, workshops, or other events for publicity and/ or archives.  By attending an SDCRID event you acknowledge and consent to being photographed.  Please let us know in advance of attending if you have any issues with this policy.  The intent is to promote/ document SDCRID events.  No formal audio/ video recording will be taken by SDCRID unless otherwise noted in the event description.


Upcoming events

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pure Project North Park

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Nov 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Deaf Community Services of San Diego
    • 52

    Interpreting Scientific and Medical Signs: A Deaf Doctor's Perspective

    Presented by Dr. Lorne Farovitch

    Workshop Description:

    Know the sign for Covid-19 but not many other commonplace science/medical signs? Does your brain ache when words have more than four syllables...especially in a doctor's office? Don't fret - there's a cure for that!

    Join Dr. Lorne Farovitch, a Deaf biomedical scientist and native ASL user, as he explores various ways Deaf patients and Deaf scientists and medical professionals communicate using scientific terminology in ASL. By examining the development of new scientific signs, discussing several case studies, and demystifying scientific communication, interpreters will learn thoughtful techniques for successfully approaching unknown or daunting terminology and/or complex medical situations. Lorne will also share his recent research findings regarding (in)accessibility of deaf patients in healthcare systems; systems in which ASL interpreters can play an integral part.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Lorne Farovitch is a deaf scientist who has been a health spokesperson during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and now Monkeypox outbreak for the deaf community. He is an HIV epidemiologist, Translational Biomedical Scientist, and a native ASL signer. He was born to deaf parents and grew up communicating in ASL at home and at his deaf school with deaf children like him. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biology at Gallaudet University. As a graduate student at RIT, his formal education was no longer in ASL. Spoken English had to be translated by ASL interpreters, but the ASL interpreters did not know the biomedical science subject matter. Lorne did not know how to work with interpreters to get his discipline-specific ASL presentations translated to spoken English in a way that sounded like his peers. He learned how to work with ASL interpreters in formal and informal (e.g., conference networking, and poster session participation) academic research settings, the culture of “hearing academia”, and how to navigate biomedical science as a deaf scientist. Today, he works in the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene studying HIV.

    Date and Time:

    November 4th 2022: 6pm - 8pm

    November 5th 2022: 9am - 1pm


    Deaf Community Services of San Diego

    1545 Hotel Circle South, Suite 300

    San Diego, CA 92108

    Early Bird (through October 21st, 2022)
    Deaf Community member - Free
    Members - $60

    Non - Members - $90
    Member Students - $35

    Regular (October 21st - November 3rd, 2022)
    Deaf Community member - Free
    Members - $85

    Non - members - $115
    Member Students - $35

    (Sliding Scale is available upon request - please contact

    -Target Audience: Working interpreters, student interpreters, and Deaf community members.

    -Presentation will be conducted in ASL. For all accommodation needs please email by October 21, 2022.

    -Refund/Cancellation request may be made by contacting

    CEUs PENDING: This Professional Studies Program is offered for 0.6 CEUs* at the Little/No Content Knowledge Level.

    SDCRID promotes an environment of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.

    *Note on CEUs: In accordance with CMP Sponsors and RID, one may not receive CEUs if more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 5 minutes early. Partial CEUs are not awarded. 

Past events

23 Sep 2022 Board and Chairs Meeting- September 23, 2022
25 Jun 2022 Breakfast For Our ITP Graduates
18 Jun 2022 Tools For Allyship and Effective Advocacy
11 Jun 2022 General Membership Meeting- June 2022 Elections (HYBRID)
10 Jun 2022 Board and Chairs Meeting- June 2022
09 Apr 2022 General Membership Meeting and Town Hall- April 2022
08 Apr 2022 Board and Chairs Meeting- April 2022
08 Jan 2022 "The Critical Period for Language Acquisition" -Tory Sampson
08 Jan 2022 General Membership Meeting- January 2022
07 Jan 2022 Board and Chairs Meeting- January 2022
04 Dec 2021 Change Starts With Me! Breaking the Conditioning of Whiteness
09 Oct 2021 “I’m still learning to sign” – Interpreting for emerging signers
09 Oct 2021 General Membership Meeting & Mini Workshop
05 Jul 2021 Join the Conversation
19 Jun 2021 Study Group- Hosted by YPIN
12 Jun 2021 General Membership Meeting/ Elections- June
05 Jun 2021 Interpreting for Accessibility: Entering the Space of Latinx Deaf People
04 Jun 2021 Board and Chairs Meeting- June
21 May 2021 Ask An Interpreter Nights
07 May 2021 Board and Chair Check In Meeting
23 Apr 2021 Ask An Interpreter Nights
17 Apr 2021 Beyond The Cover: Judging the Story
02 Apr 2021 Board and Chair Check In Meeting
13 Mar 2021 General Membership Meeting- March
05 Mar 2021 Board and Chairs Meeting- March
19 Feb 2021 Tea and Conversation with the SDCRID President
05 Feb 2021 Board and Chair Check In Meeting
22 Jan 2021 Tea and Conversation with SDCRID President
09 Jan 2021 General Membership Meeting- Jan
03 Jan 2021 Board and Chairs Meeting- Jan
27 Nov 2020 Tea and Coversation with SDCRID President
06 Nov 2020 Board and Chair Check In- November
23 Oct 2020 Tea and Conversation with the SDCRID President
03 Oct 2020 SDCRID ROUND TABLE “Tips, Tricks and Trials of Virtual Interpreting”
12 Sep 2020 General membership Meeting- Sept
04 Sep 2020 Board and Chairs Meeting- Sept
21 Aug 2020 ITP Student Mixer
15 Aug 2020 SDCRID Town Hall- RID Transition Discussion
02 Aug 2020 SDCRID Board and Chairs Retreat Part 2
26 Jul 2020 SDCRID Board and Chairs Retreat Part 1
06 Jun 2020 Online Workshop and General Meeting
05 Jun 2020 SDCRID Board & Chair mtg
29 Apr 2020 SDCRID Zoom Social
14 Mar 2020 Canceled- General Meeting & Mini Workshop
06 Mar 2020 SDCRID Board & Chair mtg
08 Feb 2020 S.E.E Me Fail, an ASL Comedy Show by Wink Smith Jr
08 Feb 2020 How to Show and Tell: Parsing, A New Practice Model by Wink Smith
07 Dec 2019 Mental Health Interpreting
07 Dec 2019 Cultural and Language Barriers of Deaf Middle East Refugees
07 Dec 2019 Why Deaf People Don't Give Feedback to Interpreters
07 Dec 2019 General Membership Meeting
06 Dec 2019 SDCRID Board & Chair mtg
09 Nov 2019 SDCRID Networking Event
19 Oct 2019 SDCRID Coffee Social
30 Sep 2019 2019-2020 SDCRID Mentee Application Fee
21 Sep 2019 September General Meeting and Workshop
20 Sep 2019 SDCRID Board & Chair mtg
30 Jun 2019 ASLTA Conference (MUST Register)
15 Jun 2019 June General Meeting, Elections, and Workshop
07 Jun 2019 Board & Chairs Meeting
30 May 2019 YPIN Welcome Night
24 May 2019 Palomar College Graduation
19 May 2019 San Diego Mesa College Graduation
13 Apr 2019 The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents Miako Villanueva, PhD, CI & CT
16 Mar 2019 Mini Workshop & General Meeting
02 Mar 2019 SDCRID Meet and Greet
01 Mar 2019 Board & Chair Mtg
23 Feb 2019 The DeafBlind Way for Dummies (MUST Register)
01 Dec 2018 Mini Workshop & General Meeting
20 Oct 2018 LSM/Mexican Culture Workshop
31 Mar 2018 SDCRID Mentee Application Fee
10 Mar 2018 Communication Matters: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings
02 Mar 2018 The SDCRID Mentorship Program Presents Dennis Cokely, PhD: Preparing and Conducting Diagnostic Assessments
10 Feb 2018 SDCRID and Palomar College Present Robyn Dean, CI/CT, PhD
16 Sep 2017 Deaf Middle East Refugees: Cultural and Language Barriers
08 Sep 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
10 Jun 2017 General Membership Meeting
09 Jun 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
28 Apr 2017 ASL Boot Camp for working Interpreters
19 Apr 2017 Basic Math Does Not Equal Basic Interpreting
22 Mar 2017 Medical Interpreting 101
11 Mar 2017 General Membership Meeting
10 Mar 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
04 Mar 2017 Veteran Interpreter Panel
07 Jan 2017 General Membership Meeting
06 Jan 2017 Board and Chairs Meeting
08 Dec 2016 Leading in the 21st Century
19 Nov 2016 Mentoring Workshop
05 Nov 2016 Deaf Community Panel
24 Sep 2016 Power & Privilege – A Personal “Pressing” Issue
17 Sep 2016 General Membership Meeting
16 Sep 2016 Board and Chairs Meeting
27 Aug 2016 SDCRID B&C Leadership Retreat
04 Jun 2016 General Membership Meeting
03 Jun 2016 Board & Chair Meeting
23 Apr 2016 Teaming: Start to Finish
26 Mar 2016 Think Tank
19 Mar 2016 Educational Interpreting: It’s Not Just a Job, It’s an Adventure!
12 Mar 2016 Interpreter Forum
12 Mar 2016 General Membership Meeting
09 Jan 2016 Think Tank
12 Dec 2015 General Membership Meeting
05 Dec 2015 Part II: Effective Practices in Deaf/Hearing Interpreting Teams
04 Dec 2015 Board & Chair Meeting
15 May 2015 Vulnerability in Interpreting: how being vulnerable creates amazing interpreters
03 May 2015 Introduction to Legal Interpreting
11 Apr 2015 California Sign Language Interpreter State License Town Hall Meeting: Phase 1 – The Big Picture
28 Mar 2015 English Idioms and Colloquial Phrases
31 Jan 2015 Enhancing your “Eye-Listening” skills using Non-Manual Markers
14 Nov 2014 Taboos in Interpreting
04 Oct 2014 Vicarious Trauma and its affects on our work
14 Jun 2014 Boundaries with Professionals: Social Media and the Deaf Community
26 Apr 2014 Educational Interpreting: A Panel Discussion
29 Mar 2014 Shift Happens: ASL Performatives
28 Mar 2014 Power Point Poisoning & Other Presentation Pitfalls
01 Jun 2013 Interpreters Turn Historic Corner: A Panel Discussion on Unionization of VIs
11 May 2013 Graphic Organizers: Tools for Creating a Cohesive Visual-Spatial Discourse
16 Mar 2013 Working with Deaf People: A Deaf Perspective
12 Jan 2013 Town Hall Discussion: RID's Standard Practice Paper on Interpreting in the Emergency Management Field
27 Oct 2012 Voicing: A New Perspective
09 Jun 2012 Making the Most of a Mentorship: For Mentors and Mentees
19 May 2012 Classifiers: Just Do It!
24 Mar 2012 Voice Interpreting: Tips, Tricks and Skills
10 Mar 2012 Got Skills? Get More!


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