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CDR Connection, Issue Two


Commission on Dietetic Registration
Chair
Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD
Vice Chair
Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC, IBCLC
Public Member
Greg J. Rathjen, MBA, PhD
 
Members
Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Linda Gigliotti, MS, RD, CDE
Kevin Grzeskowiak, NDTR, FMP
Kathryn G. Hardison, MS, RD, LDN
Linda S. Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE, FAND
Khursheed P. Navder, PhD, RDN, FAND
Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Becky Sulik, RDN, CDE, LD
Beth E Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, LDN, CNSC, FCCM
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is pleased to share this second edition of its e-newsletter The CDR Connection: Power Your Future with you! In this issue we are highlighting CDR’s newly elected/appointed Commissioners, and our first newly credentialed Registered Dietitian–Advanced Practitioners or RD-APs as well as updates on ongoing CDR initiatives. We hope that you find this newsletter informative and helpful!

Kevin Sauer, PhD, RD, LD Chair,
Commission on Dietetic Registration
 
Congratulations to CDR's newly elected/appointed Commissioners!

Registered Dietitian Representatives
(elected Term June 1, 2016–May 31, 2019)

Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Linda Gigliotti, MS, RD, CDE

Board Certified Specialist Representative
(elected Term June 1, 2016–May 31, 2019)

Linda S. Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE, FAND

Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Representative
(appointed term June 1, 2016–May 31, 2017)

Beth E Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, LDN, CNSC, FCCM-

Congratulations to the 22 New Advanced Practitioners in Clinical Nutrition (RDN-AP, RD-AP)
Allison Beck, Kayla Bridges, Patricia Brown, Hinda Burstein, Tina Colaizzo-Anas, Laura Disharoon, Danielle Duggan, Georgia Giannopoulos, Shannon Goff, Christy Jackson, Amy Jones,
Rebecca Kerkenbush, Mary Leicht, Monica Nagle, Sara O’Brien, Nancy Park, Michele Rager,
Teresa Rodriguez, Joseph Schiera, Kayle Skorupski, Beth Taylor, Marianne Wetherill
 

Did You Know?

CDR credentialed practitioners, RDs and DTRs, elect Commissioners for three-year terms on an annual basis. Every year the Academy Nominating Committee sends out a call for nominations to all Academy members and CDR credentialed practitioners. The Nominating Committee reviews all nominations and develops a slate of candidates. The candidate slate is distributed to all CDR credentialed practitioners in January of each year. Election results are reported annually in late February. As a credentialed practitioner it is very important that you participate in both the election process.

Since 1990, an elected DTR member has served on the Commission. A Board Certified Specialist and an Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition credentialed practitioner are also included on CDR since the implementation of these certification programs. For this first year since implementation of the new Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition certification program this position was appointed. Beginning with the 2017 ballot , this will also be an elected position on the Commission. A public representative has held an appointed position on CDR since 1984 and has full rights and privileges. Beginning in June 2006, a newly credentialed registered dietitian serves in an an appointed position on the Commission for a two-year term. In all, the Commission currently consists of 12 members, 10 who are RDs, 1 of whom is newly credentialed, 1 DTR and 1 public representative.

 

CDR News Highlights

FNCE 2016—CDR Sponsored Sessions

Sunday, October 16, 2016
For Students and Educators
10:00 – 11:30 am
CBT Session รข€“ The Registration Examination
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room: 052 AB
Presiding Officer: Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD
Speakers: Robert Blackwood & Julie Goerend

For CDR Credentialed Practitioners
1:30 – 3:00 pm
CDR Forum* - CDR New Certifications: Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition I
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room: 160 ABC
Presiding Officer: Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD
Presenters

Set Yourself Apart: The New Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Certification
Presenter: Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC

Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification: Fostering Collaboration and Communication
Presenter: Linda Gigliotti, MS, RD, CDE

3:30 – 5:00 pm
Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What’s Next and What’s in It for You?
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room: 160 ABC
Presiding Officer: Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD
Presenter: Karen Lacey, MS, RD, CD

 

Practice Competencies Initiative

The CDR Competency Assurance Panel collaborated with the Academy’s Quality Management Committee on the development of dietetics practice competencies and performance indicators. These competencies and performance indicators will replace the current learning need codes for the Professional Development Portfolio recertification system in 2015 beginning with new registrants whose registration begins on or after June 2nd, 2015 and current registrants beginning their June 1, 2016 recertification cycle. An article describing the development and validation of the practice competencies was published in the June 2015 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The CDR website has been updated to include a Practice Competencies page, https://www.cdrnet.org/competencies, which includes several practitioner resources including recordings of, webinar presentations made during 2015–2016.

CDR has scheduled several webinars to introduce CDR credentialed practitioners and students to the new Professional Development Portfolio practice competencies. Practitioner webinars are scheduled on:

Student webinar is scheduled for:

 

Upcoming Certificate of Training Programs
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
September 22-24, 2016 ~ Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 13-15, 2016 FNCE® ~ Boston, Massachusetts
November 10-12, 2016 ~ Long Beach, California
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management-adult-program

Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program
September 8-10, 2016 ~ St. Paul, Minnesota
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://cdrnet.org/weight-management-childhood-adolescent-program

Level 2 Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
October 13-15, 2016 FNCE® ~ Boston, Massachusetts
November 10-12, 2016 ~ Long Beach, California
For registration information and to view the certificate requirements, timeline, registration deadlines and agenda:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level2

If you are unable to attend an on-site program, you may wish to consider one of our self-study modules

Adult Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
https://cdrnet.org/weight-management/adult-module

Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
https://cdrnet.org/weight-management/childhood-module

Level 2 Adult Weight Management Self-Study Module
For information:
https://www.cdrnet.org/weight-management/level-2-module

 

Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Certification

 

Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification

  • CDR has selected AMP, a PSI business, as the vendor for the development and maintenance of the interdisciplinary specialist certification in obesity and weight management program. Currently, subject matter expert volunteers representing registered dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, exercise physiologists, licensed clinical psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers are hard at work developing items for the examination.
  • The content outline and eligibility requirements are available at the following link https://www.cdrnet.org/interdisciplinary.

The first examination administration is targeted for Fall/Winter 2016-2017.

 
Commission on Dietetic Registration
Staff Contact Information


Christine Reidy, RD, Executive Director
1/800-877-1600, ext 4857

Kay Manger-Hague, Director - Credentialing Operations, ext 4777

Pearlie Johnson-Freeman, MBA - Director, Credentialing Services, ext 4849

Caitlin Griffin - Sr. Manager of Professional Development, ext 4715

Jessica Rapey, RD - Sr. Manager of Professional Assessment, ext 4816

Kim White, RD - Sr. Manager of Professional Assessment, ext 4758

Peggy Anderson - Manager, Registration Eligibility Services, ext 4764
Rebecca Beavers – Manager, Registration Eligibility Services, ext 4781

Elaine Butler - Manager, Examination & Licensure, ext 4859

Rachel Coldewey, MA, Manager, Weight Management Programs, ext 4783

Beth Crowley, RD, Manager, Professional Assessment, ext 4718

Kristen Eis, Manager, Professional Development, ext 1739

Emily Escarra, Manager, Professional Development, ext 4830

Chris Kralik, Manager, Professional Development, ext 1742

Eileen Novak, Manager, Credentialing Operations, ext 4749

Roxanne Way Carter, Manager, Credentialing Services, ext 4849

Visit CDR’s website at www.cdrnet.org