The ABCs of Medical Translation: Strategies to Identify, Translate and Manage Acronyms and Abbreviations
- To identify, expand and break down medical acronyms and abbreviations.
- To identify appropriate resources to translate medical acronyms and abbreviations.
- To adopt specific "don't panic" translation strategies to methodologically handle these tricky terms.
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Thank you Erin for this very informative video. For me the differences between US and UK English were especially helpful, as was information on the advanced googling functions and the resources at the end of your presentation. I would love to get a pdf version of your presentation, if that is still an option.
These hints are the solution to the many "nightmares" I have gone through deciphering certain acronyms. One I cannot forget was GBS - which misled me to think the subject was "Group B Streptococcal disease", only to find out in the end that it meant "Guillain-Barré Syndrome". Imagine the proofreading re-work. I had an entirely *twisted* impression ! Congratulations to Ms. Erin. Thank you very much. I had no idea about these advanced Google search tricks until today.
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