January 2019 Newsletter – President’s Message
Welcome to 2019! We have a great year ahead for TAND. With the Annual Meeting and Hill Day right around the corner, we are looking forward to the learning and networking that will be taking place in our State’s capital. Thank you to Chrystal Dickson and the development pillar for their hard work on organizing the Annual Meeting, and to Brian Carroll and the Advocacy Pillar for the work they are doing to plan Hill Day. Both events will be a unique opportunity to grow professionally and I hope you plan to be in attendance.
2019 TAND Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open
The 2019 TAND Annual Meeting will be held February 26th, 2019 at Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, TN.
Call for Abstracts for the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference Poster Sessions
The Council on Professional Issues Committee of the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announces a call for abstracts to be considered for presentation at the Poster Session of the TAND 2019 Annual Conference on February 26th, 2019.
All abstracts should be submitted via email to KAREN.SMITH@STJUDE.ORG.
Submission must be received no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019.
- ORAL PRESENTATIONS: PRESENTING AUTHOR SHOULD PROVIDE 2-3 MINUTE SUMMARY OF STUDY FINDINGS FOR JUDGING
- TWO 30-MINUTE POSTER PRESENTATION SESSIONS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR VIEWERS AND JUDGES: MORNING AND AFTERNOON BREAK TIMES
- AWARDS FOR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE IN EACH MAIN POSTER CATEGORY
KAREN RINGWALD-SMITH, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
CPI CHAIR ELECT-ELECT
University of Tennessee at Martin’s Annual Nutrition Symposium
UT Martin Nutrition Symposium: March 15th, 8:30-3:00. $25 for 5.5 CPE’s, including lunch. Three featured profesional speakers “Beef’s Role in a Healthy Diet”, Karman Meyer RDN, LDN, Tennessee Beef Industry Council; Insulin Resistance and Obesity – What is the Role of Nutrition, Diet, and Nutrients?, Heidi J. Silver, RDN, MS, PhD, Vanderbilt University; Dietary Nitrate Supplementation and Exercise Performance, Dr. Ajit Korgaokar, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, University of Tennessee at Martin and 10 briefings from UTM Dietetic Interns on their literature review on a variety of topics. $10 discount, $15, for current Preceptors for the UTM DI and DPD programs. Contact Brian Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org, for a link to registration, which will be available soon.
CDR Approved Advanced Practice Specialty Certification Scholarship – Training Reimbursement
One of the goals of the TAND Education Pillar is to increase the number of RDNs in Tennessee that are certified as specialists in their area of practice. To encourage current RDN members to pursue specialty practice certifications approved by CDR, TAND is offering scholarships up to $1000 each to qualified applicants. Scholarship recipients are required to complete the training and certification by May 1, 2019 in order to apply for reimbursement. Deadline for scholarship applications is May 1, 2019 with notification of awards by June 1, 2019. More information regarding eligibility criteria and application requirements can be found on the TAND website. For questions about the application process, please contact Ginger Carney.
Thank You St. Mary’s/Physician’s Regional Registered Dietitians!
A long standing Knoxville hospital closed on December 28, 2018. Known to most locals as St. Mary’s Hospital, established in 1930, they have moved services to their North Knoxville and Turkey Creek sites.
Registered dietitians, at St. Mary’s, now called Physician’s Regional Medical Center, have trained many dietetic interns, DIs, through the years. Twenty years ago, Trudy Euler, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager, worked with pairs of interns for a month of food service management experience. Also for 20 years, Suzanne Brown, MS, RD, CNSC, has been an outstanding preceptor for interns to learn about metabolic support. When the Diabetes Center was open, Nancye Schenk, RD, CDE, and Rebekah Harper, MS, RD, CDE, trained interns for a week of out-patient diabetes experience.
For the past 10 years, Tiffany Moore Owings, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager, supported her staff in training DIs. Most recently, after being trained at St. Mary’s/Physician’s Regional, Katelyn Parker, MS, RD, CNSC, was hired, and has trained several interns for two weeks of clinical and metabolic support experience, and an additional three weeks of staff experience. Other RDs who participated in training interns include: Shannon Taylor, MS, RD, CNSC, Madden Wilson, RD, CNSC and Cecelia Reber, RD.
We appreciate your service to both the patients and clients of Knoxville and your training of future RDs. We wish you well as many of you move on to new jobs!
Chelsea LeBlanc, RDN Appointed TAND Social Media Coordinator
We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Chelsea LeBlanc, RDN, as our new Social Media Coordinator!
Chelsea is a Nashville-based clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has previously served on the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics BOD as Membership Chair and Membership Initiative Chair. Chelsea is also the owner of the blog “Chelsea’s Choices”. Her blog is centered around creating quick, easy, delicious and nutritious recipes for everyone to enjoy. Check it out at chelsealeblancrdn.com.
Have a social media question? Please contact marketingTAND@gmail.com.