On 26 April 2019, 40 MedNet members descended on the University of Leeds to attend a workshop on transplantation. We were also joined by ten University of Leeds students working towards master’s degrees in translation and interpretation, who gained an invaluable insight into the intricacies of medical translation.
Our speaker was Professor David Talbot, Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. Prof Talbot gave two fascinating and informative talks on transplantation, with a focus on donation after circulatory death.
In the afternoon, delegates broke into language groups to discuss their translations of a text on transplantation. The groups translating from English into Spanish and Italian even had the benefit of working on a text co-written by our speaker, giving them an often-rare opportunity to discuss their translations with the original author!
After the workshop, we went to the Old Bar next door at the Students’ Union for an informal drink and chat, and ended the day with a meal at Prezzo in the city centre.
Thank you to all members and students who attended and to the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Leeds for their help in organising the workshop.
A detailed report of the event and glossaries from each language group will be distributed in the next Newsletter.