Medical Interpreting Workshop on Orthopedics: Lumbar Pain, Shoulder Discomfort, Clavicle Fracture

2020/2/5. This workshop will take place on February 5th, 2020. Specialist lecturer Julija Knezevic, a leading trainer of medical interpreters in Japan, has been invited to run the workshop.

Dates: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.

Time: 18:30-20:30

Venue: Tokyo Voluntary Action Center (Access)

Ms Knezevic will focus on the theme of orthopedics namely “lumbar pain”, “shoulder discomfort” and “clavicle fracture.” Participants will have an opportunity to learn practical and everyday medical expressions through role-plays or discussions. This workshop will surely be an asset for anyone aiming to improve their interpreting skills. Those who are interested in the theme and the first-time participants interested in medical interpreting will also be very welcome.


Medical interpreting workbook, number 6 “Orthopedics” published by Osaka Medical Interpretation Academy.

Please note that the above workbooks will be used during the workshops. If you wish to obtain a copy in advance, kindly contact the publisher If you prefer to purchase it on the day, kindly inform us at the time you send your application by email. The workbook costs 1,100 yen including 10% tax and postage will be added.

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3,000 yen (There will be a 50% discount for registered members of “Our Foreign Neighbors We Care” and students. Those applying for the student rate should mention it in your application email and bring your student ID).

Applicants wishing to become members will be accepted on the day.

Lecturer: Julija Knezevic

A professionally qualified interpreter in Australia. Julija is a Japanese-English medical interpreter who is currently a lecturer for Osaka Medical Interpretation Academy, Suita Tokushukai Hospital, Juntendo University and Osaka University Medical Hospital.

Tokyo Voluntary Action Center, Adjacent to Iidabashi on JR Sobu Line or Tozai Subway Line. 10th floor, Central Plaza. 


Anyone wishing to participate in this workshop should email <> by noon on February 2nd. (Please note that our email address has changed.)

Please email us in advance if you have to cancel. Please also notify us by email if you think you may be late on the day.