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ISID “Cross Cultural Communication – Advice and Skills to Help Bridge the Gap” Workshop

Presentation and Workshop for Emerging Leaders

January 25th, 2022, Tuesday 9:00 am – 10:30 am EST (14:00 - 15:30 UTC)

Moderator and Presenter:

Teresa L. Schraeder, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University


Leticia Barroso, Project Manager, InterPro Translation Solutions

Adriana Romano, Senior Project Manager, InterPro Translation Solutions

Beshar Bahjat, Vice President, InterPro Translation Solutions

Dean Haman, InterPro Translation Solutions



- Review common experiences when presenting your work to different audiences and in different languages
- Learn best practices while using a translator and how and when to engage translation services
- Understand common mistakes when communicating across different cultures and communities
- Gain knowledge on best tenets and principles to ensure your presentation and communication is clear, engaging, and accurate

Specific topics to be covered: 

  • Managing and creating content when using a translator
  • Risks of using metaphors and analogies 
  • Using slides need to be Translating slides including labels and graphs? 
  • How to avoid subtle miscommunication when using colors, photos, humor, cultural references, or other depictions 
  • How to improve your awareness of your audience and relationship to your translator 
  • How to clarify or adjust your presentation in the moment as needed to improve communication


9:00 - 9:10 Introductions
9:10 - 9:20 Break out groups and reporting from each group
9:20 - 9:35 Dr. Teresa Schraeder presentation
9:35 - 9:50 InterPro Presentation
9:50 - 10:30 Q and A, discussion

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