Monday, Oct 5, 2015
Leadership, Professional Skills and Career Development
Limited data are available to evaluate the efficacy of registered dietitians nutritionists (RDNs) for treating obesity in practice based settings. Results from the recently completed RDN Outcome Study, a peer-mentored outcomes evaluation experience for RDNs working in out-patient, practice-based, adults weight management settings, will be presented. Future directions and resources to support practice-based outcomes evaluations will be discussed.
Discuss existing data regarding the efficacy of registered dietitians nutritionists as providers of obesity treatment.
Explain the process of developing a framework, including goals and objectives, for an evidence-based weight management intervention including an implementation, monitoring, and evaluation plan.
Examine the framework, challenges, and outcomes of a mentored, practice-based monitoring and evaluation study for registered dietitians nutritionists working in the field of weight management.
Sunday, Oct 7, 2012
More than ever, RDs and DTRs need to be fully equipped to perform outcomes-based research to advance the practice into the future. This session will help both RDs and DTRs increase their professional skill set through the myriad of options and approaches available.Objectives:
- Define different research models and processes that could be applied to professional interests and practice.
- Apply examples, such as case studies and observational techniques, to outcomes-based research.
- Assess and navigate the resources and tools available to support research.
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