SAM is back in 2018!

The Société Française des Traducteurs (SFT) is pleased to announce that the 12th edition of its Medical English Seminar (SAM) will be held from 26 to 30 March 2018 at the Lyon Est medical school.

Held once every two years, SAM is the go-to event for professional French/English medical translators of all levels seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in medical translation.

It provides a forum where they can come together and:

  • Attend presentations given by medical experts and other translation-industry professionals.
  • Acquire and broaden knowledge and skills in medical translation.
  • Participate in translation workshops and terminology sessions.
  • Collaborate and share ideas and techniques.
  • Meet and engage with speakers and fellow attendees from all around the world.

SAM 2018 will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • neurology,
  • psychiatry,
  • eating disorders,
  • dermatology, and
  • biomedicine.

The five days will also feature a number of social activities and culminate in a translation slam.

This site will be continually updated, so please check back regularly to see what's new. If you have any specific questions, contact the SAM 2018 Organising Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you in Lyon!

The SAM 2018 Organising Committee

  • Carol Bereuter
  • Audrey Bernard-Petitjean
  • Emmanuelle Darut
  • Pascale Garoux
  • Iris Heres
  • Evelyne Santana
  • Stephen Schwanbeck