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CDR Connection, Issue 3


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 third edition of its e-newsletter the CDR Connection: Power Your Future! In this issue we are highlighting CDR funded scholarships, fellowships, and grants; CDR sponsored sessions at FNCE 2016; as well as updates on ongoing CDR initiatives. We hope that you find this newsletter informative and helpful!

To view past issues go to cdrnet.org/connection


Kevin Sauer, PhD, RD, LD Chair,
Commission on Dietetic Registration

 

Did You Know?

CDR has established a Doctoral Scholarship fund (ten- $10,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2017), Diversity Scholarship fund (twenty-$5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2017), Grassroots Marketing Fund, Leadership Grant Fund, Advanced Practice Residency Grant, and most recently four $10,000 Fellowships to provide support for PhDs who are planning to become RDs. All of these funds are administered by the Academy Foundation. For more information please visit the Academy Foundation website at the following links:

 
 

CDR News Highlights

FNCE 2016—CDR Sponsored Sessions

For Students and Educators

CBT Session—The Registration Examination
Sunday, October 16, 2016
10:00 – 11:30 am
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room: 052 AB
Speakers: Robert Blackwood & Juli Goerend
Presiding Officer: Aspen S Perovich, MS, RD, LD
 

For CDR Credentialed Practitioners

CDR Forum
Sunday, October 16, 2016
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room: 160 ABC
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: Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Presiding Officer: Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD

Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What’s Next and What’s in It for You?
Sunday, October 16, 2016
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room: 160 ABC
Presenter: Karen Lacey, MS, RD, CD
Presiding Officer: Kevin L. Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD

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 will continue to schedule webinars to introduce CDR credentialed practitioners and students to the new Professional Development Portfolio practice competencies. All webinars will be recorded and placed on the CDR website.

Discontinuance of CPE Credit for LEAP/MRT Activities
All CDR credentialed practitioners were recently sent an e-mail communication informing them that CDR would no longer award continuing professional credit for LEAP/MRT activities. This communication including frequently asked questions is available at this link:
https://www.cdrnet.org/leap-mrt-faq

Upcoming Certificate of Training Programs
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
November 10–12, 2016 ~ Long Beach, California
March 2–4, 2017 ~ Baltimore, Maryland
June 22–24, 2017 ~ Cincinnati, Ohio
September 29–October 1, 2017 ~ Phoenix, Arizona
October 19–21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
November 15–17, 2017 ~ Orlando, Florida
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
March 23–25, 2017 ~ Hartford, Connecticut
September 7–9, 2017 ~ Memphis, Tennessee
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
November 10–12, 2016 ~ Long Beach, California
October 19–21, 2017 FNCE® ~ Chicago, Illinois
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

Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification

  • The CDR Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management Practice Audit Task Force including Registered Dietitians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Exercise Physiologists, Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers conducted a practice audit in Fall 2015 with practitioners in each discipline.
  • The content outline and eligibility requirements are available at the following link https://www.cdrnet.org/interdisciplinary.
  • The first examination administration is targeted for March 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