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English Literacy and Spanish Transcreation of Patient Documents: Concepts for Low Literacy Materials

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Continuing Education credit or Certificate Program units are not available for Archived Webinars

The process of transcreation of a document is more than simple translation. Preparation for transcreation involves writing or revising a document for low literacy readers in plain English before putting messages into the context of Hispanic culture and language. The choice or words, length of sentences, and formatting all affect whether a message will be received and understood in both Spanish and English. This applies to clinical trial instructions and informed consents, risk management, and advertising and promotions.

This Archived Webinar is available for purchase through September 9, 2014.

Featured Topics 

  • Plain language writing in English, preparation for transcreation
  • Considerations for Spanish cultural concerns
  • Considerations for transcreation in Spanish for low literacy readers

Who Should Attend 

Professionals involved in:

  • Medical Writing
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions
  • Website Developers
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Pharmacy

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Assess literacy issues and barriers to comprehension in written material
  • Recognize the plain language principles that can be applied to improve readability of patient materials
  • Describe process of transcreation and why it is needed
  • Discuss the specific tasks that are involved in Spanish transcreation to meet regulatory and legal requirements

Contact Information 

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Registration Questions
Toll Free 1.888.257.6457
Phone +1.215.442.6100
Fax +1.215.442.6199
Monday-Friday 8:30AM-8:00PM ET

Archived Webinar Details
Carolyn Callahan
DIA North America
Phone +1.215.442.6194
Fax +1.215.442.6199

Technical Requirements 

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Day 1 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

  • 11:00AM - 11:59PM

    English Literacy and Spanish Transcreation of Patient Documents: Concepts for Low Literacy Materials


    • Concepts for Low Literacy Materials
      Kala L. Paul, MD, MS
      The Corvallis Group LLC, United States
    • Translation or Transcreation: What to Learn, What to Know
      Aracely Rosales
      Rosales Communications, Inc., United States

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