Clinical trial translation: basic concepts and terminology

Learn what it takes to become a successful medical translator!


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Develop the skills you need to succeed as a clinical trials translator

  • 2-hour workshop
    on 9 December at 11:00 GMT
    Recordings available for attendees
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With decentralized clinical trials comes the need to translate their content into multiple languages.
In this workshop, we will explore the different stages of clinical research, the documents that must be translated in each step (patient-facing materials, research documentation, regulatory requirements), and the key resources to provide accurate and standardized translations.

We will examine redacted documents and identify their purpose and target audiences.
Participants will be able to ask questions during the workshop and during the final Q&A.




What You'll Learn


✓ basic concepts and terminology of clinical research,

✓ the types and structure of clinical trials,

✓ the main documents translated within clinical trials,

✓ the translation workflow within this field,

✓ and types of clients and how to find them (how to position yourself as an expert clinical trial translator). 




    • This course includes:


      9 December 2021: Live 2-hour workshop with Erin

      Recordings for registered attendees

    • ✓ Certificate of course completion



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Trainer: Ana Sofia Correia

About the trainer


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Ana Sofia Correia is an English to Portuguese medical translator and writer based in Portugal. For the past fourteen years, she has worked with Life Sciences companies, Contract Research Organizations, Language Service Providers, and Medical Communication agencies translating and writing content for clinical trials, medical devices, regulatory submissions, education materials, and marketing campaigns. She became a full-time freelancer in 2019, after spending 12 years working as an in-house translator at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and the Nursing School of Coimbra. Whether she is translating or writing, her goal is to support her clients as they make treatments and information available to Portuguese-speaking patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general population. She is part of the Board of Directors of APTRAD (where she also is a Mentor) and TREMÉDICA. To know more about Ana Sofia Correia, please visit her website at



Who is this course for?

All translators and interpreters. No previous experience needed.


Want to learn more about medical translation?

Click here to join the workshop Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations: The Medical Translator's Guide to Alphabet Soup with Erin Lyons.



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Participation includes:

• certificate of completion;
• Unlimited access to course videos;
• Journal tasks at the end of each module;
• Monthly live coaching sessions with the trainer.

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