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CDR Connection, Issue Five


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 Spring 2017 edition of its e-newsletter the CDR Connection: Power Your Future! In this issue we are highlighting CDR’s newly credentialed Registered Dietitian - Advanced Practitioners in Clinical Nutrition or RD-Aps; CDR sponsored sessions at FNCE 2017; 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?

The Quality Management Committee has collaborated with the Commission and other Academy organization units/ teams to develop a Definition of Terms resource for the dietetics profession.

The Definition of Terms policy and background information is available at the following link:

The Academy’s Definition of Terms list was updated in January 2017. The Academy definitions serve as standardized language for RDNs and NDTRs to apply in various practice settings. Terms that have statutory, accrediting, or regulatory implications for the profession of nutrition and dietetics or that affect the Scope of Practice are included in the Definition of Terms.

CDR credentialed practitioners may request that a new term be added to the definition of terms document or that an existing definition be revised by completing the form available at the following link


CDR News Highlights

Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Certification

Congratulations to the newest Advanced Practitioners in Clinical Nutrition (RDN-AP, RD-AP)
 
 
Lori DeCosta, Alison Duffey, Kristin Fu, Gabriela Gardner, Anita Grinevics, Tamara Kinn, Emily Lowe, Katherine Manis, Susan Meyer, Kristen Mogensen, Rebecca Odabashian, Emily Schwartz, Jennifer Sporay, Gracen Stogsdill, Susan Wood

Apply for the November 1-21, 2017 examination window. Eligibility applications and fee are due August 31, 2017. Information is available at the following link:

cdrnet.org/ap.


Remember to Update Your CDR Credentialed Practitioner Profile

Please take a few minutes to review your CDR credentialed practitioner Profile information at www.cdrnet.org to make sure your mailing address, email address and primary contact telephone number are correct. Once you have logged into your record, click on the Profile tab which is located on the menu bar. If you need to make updates, under Contact Information, click on the link Update Contact Information. Please make any necessary changes to insure the delivery of important CDR emails and/or mailings.

To protect the security of your record and maintain the integrity of the Academy/CDR database, we are unable to change mailing addresses and email addresses based upon a verbal request. All changes must be completed by the credentialed practitioner.

If you have a name change, please click on the link below for CDR’s Change of Name/Address Policy https://www.cdrnet.org/news/change-of-name-address-policy Original or notarized copies of name change documents must be provided to CDR for name change updates.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


FNCE 2017—CDR Sponsored Sessions


For Students and Educators

Sunday, October 22, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 am
CBT Session — The Registration Examination
McCormick Place Chicago – Room ~ TBD
Presiding Officer: Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC
Speakers: Robert Blackwood & Julie Goerend

  • Anticipate the nature of questions on the registration examination and the exam format.
  • Effectively navigate the online registration, payment and scheduling to take the registration examination.
  • Utilize key resources, such as the Study Guide for the Registration Examination, to successfully prepare to take the examination.


For CDR Credentialed Practitioners

Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:30 – 3:00 pm (Commissioners to be introduced at beginning of session.)
CDR Forum* - CDR New Certifications: Advanced Practice in Clinical Nutrition Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management
McCormick Place Chicago – Room ~ TBD
Presiding Officer: Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC


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 2016–2017.

CDR has scheduled webinars on the following dates 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.

Student Edition: Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What's Next and What's in it for you?
Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:00 pm, Central Daylight Time -1 hr 30 mins

Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What's Next and What's in it for you?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 pm, Central Daylight Time -1 hr 30 mins

Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What's Next and What's in it for you?
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:00 pm, Central Daylight Time -1 hr 30 mins

For additional information go to https://www.cdrnet.org/competencies/webinars.


Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification

CDR’s first administration of the interdisciplinary Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management examination took place in March 2017. One hundred and forty examinees sat for this inaugural administration. The next examination will be administered in September 2017. The first application deadline for the September exam is June 12, 2017. For a more comprehensive list of dates, deadlines and resources, please visit https://www.cdrnet.org/csowm.


Upcoming Certificate of Training Programs

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program
June 22–24, 2017 ~ Cincinnati, Ohio
September 29–October 1, 2017 ~ Phoenix, Arizona
October 19–21, 2017 ~ Chicago, Illinois
November 16–18, 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
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
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


Commission on Dietetic Registration
Staff Contact Information


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

Kay Manger-Hague, RD - 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