CDR Connection—Fall 2017


Commission on Dietetic Registration
Chair
Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC, FAND
Vice Chair
Becky Sulik, RDN, CDE, LD
Public Member
Greg Rathjen, MBA, PhD
 
Members
Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FACSM
Linda Gigliotti, MS, RD, CDE 
Kellene Isom, MS, RD, LDN
Kathryn Lawson, MS, RDN, CD
CDR DTR Representative
Kevin Grzeskowiak, NDTR, FMP
Newly Credentialed Practitioner Representative
Anna Acre MS, RDN, LD
Board Certified Specialist Representative
Linda Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE, FAND
Advanced Practitioner in Clinical Nutrition Representative
Beth Taylor, DCN, RDN-AP, LDN, CNSC, FCCM
The Commission on Dietetic Registration is pleased to share this Fall 2017 edition of its e-newsletter the CDR Connection: Power Your Future!  In this issue we are highlighting CDR sponsored session at FNCE 2017, CDR 2018  National Election Call for Nominations, 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

Coleen Liscano, Chair
Commission on Dietetic Registration
 

CDR Call for Nominations

 


The CDR Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for visionary and dedicated individuals for the 2018 CDR national ballot.

Positions to be filled are:

  • One (1) Registered Dietitian
  • One (1) Dietetic Technician, Registered
  • One (1) Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

Nominations are due October 25, 2017. Learn more about the criteria for the CDR positions by clicking here.

Nominations may be submitted by an online form or by emailing nominations@eatright.org.

 

Did You Know?

Did you know that you can find all you need to manage your credential by logging into the CDR website at cdrnet.org and clicking on the MyCDR link?

Once logged in, you will see the MyCDR link in the upper right hand corner of the website. There you will find your original date of registration, your five-year recertification period ending date, and whether or not you have submitted your Learning Plan and/or Activity Log. You will also be able to:

  • view and update your contact information and reset your password under the Profile tab;
  • view and update your Learning Plan and add activities to your Activity Log under the PDP tab;
  • pay the annual registration maintenance fee and print invoices and receipts under the CDR Fees tab;
  • view and print invoices for CDR products, services and fees under the Invoices tab;
  • register for a certificate of training program under the Weight Management tab;
  • apply for a specialist certification examination under the Apply for Specialist Certification tab;
  • print a copy a registration identification card under the CDR ID Card tab;
  • view important messages from CDR under the Message Center tab;
  • apply for the Advanced Practitioner in Clinical Nutrition certification examination under the Apply Advanced Practice Certification tab;
  • and apply for the Interdisciplinary Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management certification examination under the Apply for Obesity & Weight Management Certification tab;
  • Academy members may complete Journal quizzes and print certificates under the Journal Article Quiz tab.

Look for these coming enhancements to the MyCDR link: an at-a-glance graphic view of your current credential status (Learning Plan, Activity Log, Payment); pop-up alerts keeping you informed of approaching deadlines and a new system features and integrating the CPE database and the Activity Log.

 

CDR News Highlights

Advanced Practitioner in Clinical Nutrition Certification

Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.

The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived: CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition.

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians (RD) with at least four years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply now for the April 2018 examination window!

Applications for April 2018 examination are due January 31, 2018.

https://www.cdrnet.org/board-certification-in-advanced-practice.


New CDR Specialist Certification

CDR recently made the decision to move forward with the development of a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition with a Critical Care emphasis addressing practice in critical care units for the pediatric population.

The designation for this new specialist certification will be CSPCC.

The first examination administration is scheduled for Fall 2018.


FNCE 2017—CDR Sponsored Sessions


For Students and Educators

Monday, October 23, 2017
1:00 – 1:15 pm
Learning Lounge Talk
My Examination Experience
Anna Acre, MS, RD
McCormick Place West Chicago ~ West Pre-Function


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 Practitioner in Clinical Nutrition Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification in Obesity and Weight Management
McCormick Place West ~ W178AB
Presiding Officer: Coleen Liscano, MS, RDN, CSP, CDN, CNSC, FAND
Presenters & Objectives:
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

Tuesday, October 24, 3017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Your PDP and Practice Competencies: What’s Next and What’s in It for You?
McCormick Place West ~ W178 AB
Presenter: Karen Lacy, MS, RD, CD

 


Continuing Professional Education Approval Criteria

CDR has revised the current continuing professional education approval criteria to require that all continuing professional education activity types (excluding academic coursework) addressing diet and nutrition topics, include an RD or DTR in program planning. This policy change is effective for continuing professional activities offered on or after June 1, 2018 and for CDR credentialed practitioners recertifying beginning a new recertification cycle on or after June 2, 2018.


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 2, 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.

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


Interdisciplinary Specialist Certification

CDR’s new interdisciplinary Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management examination was administered in March and September 2017. One hundred and seventy-seven professionals now hold the CSOWM specialist credential. The next examination will be administered in March 2018 with a first application deadline of December 5, 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
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
May 31-June 2, 2018 ~ Portland, Oregon
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 the self-study modules:

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

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

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


Commission on Dietetic Registration
Staff Contact Information - 
1/800-877-1600

Christine Reidy, RD - Executive Director, 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

Tracy Strong - Manager, Weight Management Programs, ext 4783

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

Kristen Eis, Manager, Professional Development, ext 1739

Kelly Kim, 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