The Gdańsk Centre for Translation Studies in the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Gdańsk

is holding an

International Conference

Current Challenges of Medical Translation

to take place on 18th May 2017

at the University of Gdańsk, Poland

The first major conference theme involves practical aspects of medical translation: medical translation quality assurance, project management, complying with type/genre-specific conventions. The second one is medical terminology, its management and standardization: the use of standardized lexicons, databases and other tools.

We invite papers on the following subjects:

  • translation of specific medical genres,
  • medical terminology,
  • quality assurance in medical translation,
  • medical translation project management,
  • terminology management in medical translation projects,
  • medical localization,
  • teaching and learning medical translation.

Key speakers:

Morten Pilegaard, Aarhus University

Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, University of Geneva

Božena Džuganová, Comenius University in Bratislava

Vicent Montalt, Universitat Jaume I de Castelló

A round table discussion is also planned. It is going to be the forum for sharing best practices in medical translation.

The conference is directed to academics, industry professionals, PhD candidates and students of Translation Studies. We invite proposals (of up to 300 words) for papers (20 minutes) and workshops (45 minutes) to be sent by 24 March 2017 to the following e-mail address:

Notification of acceptance of proposals will be made by 7 April 2017.

Conference organizers:

Olga Kubińska, University of Gdańsk (,

Wioleta Karwacka, University of Gdańsk (,

Maciej Kur, University of Gdańsk (


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