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How to Translate a Summary of Product Characteristics

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Medical translation

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Start time:Feb 21, 2018 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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The online session from the bundle can be purchased individually, but if you wish to participate in all sessions from the series you can purchase FOUR online sessions as a complete package at the special early bird price: 100 USD 80 USD:

  • January 24 The Anatomy of a Clinical Trial Protocol: Important Concepts and Essential Terminology for Accurate Translation

  • February 21 How to Translate a Summary of Product Characteristics

  • March 14 Clinical Trials and Medical Documentation: Resources and Translation Strategies for New Translators

  • March 28 The Pharmacokinetics of Drugs Commonly Studied during Clinical Trials

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    Duration:60 minutes
    Clinical trial documentation translation is increasingly growing in popularity. Therefore, it is absolutely essential for translators, especially those with no formal clinical training or experience, to have a solid understanding of the relevant concepts and terminology to provide an accurate translation of such documentation in their native language(s).

    The Summary of Product Characteristics is a definitive description of a medicinal product’s properties and uses, including its chemical composition, indications and contraindications, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic properties, pharmaceutical form. This document is required by the European Commission before any medicinal product can receive marketing authorization. This webinar will present the fundamental concepts and terminology for successfully translating a Summary of Product Characteristics, as well as relevant translation strategies.

    The course materials include a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation and a handout.

    Some feedback from others on this course's trainer:

    "A fantastic trainer! Carmen presents information clearly and without rushing through the material."
    Jennifer Baldwin

    "Carmen knows what she's talking about form the medical and translational point of view. She gives a lot of useful tips and hints. Thanks, Carmen!"
    Yvonne Kirsch

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     Carmen Cross    View feedback | View all courses
    Bio: Carmen Cross has been a professional medical translator of German and Arabic medical documents since 2005. She holds a Bachelor's and two Master's in Arabic language and linguistics, as well as an Arabic-English translation certificate from New York University. In addition to medicine and biotechnology, she is also interested in foreign language acquisition and linguistics. Like her page on Facebook
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