How to Translate a Summary of Product Characteristics

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Approved for ATA CE points
Medical translation

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

  • How to Translate a Summary of Product Characteristics

  • This course is approved for one American Translators Association Continuing Education point.

    Duration:50 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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    How to Translate a Summary of Product Characteristics

    Iseult Harrington Identity Verified
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    Link page 10 of handout Oct 20, 2017

    Dear Carmen, many thanks, the course was very informative and helpful. I wanted to ask if you know how to access the information that was contained in the link on page 10 of the handout, which seems to be no longer active? (or how I can search for it please?)


    Carmen Cross Identity Verified
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    Arabic to English
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    LinkOct 21, 2017

    Dear Isa,

    Here is the link: following:

    I hope this helps!



    Iseult Harrington Identity Verified
    Local time: 10:12
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    Many thanks!Oct 22, 2017

    Many thanks, Carmen!


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