323. Advancing the Profession in Real Time: An Interactive Preview of Academy Research Priorities

Sunday, October 27
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 115-ABC
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149445

Course Tracks: Research and Standards

Have you ever wished RDNs – as a professional entity – knew more about a given area of practice, or felt there was a lack of research in a specific area? Session presenters from the Academy’s Research Priorities and Strategies Development Task Force will explain why these priorities should matter to ALL Academy members. They will provide attendees a sneak peek at the revised priorities and use interactive audience-engagement technologies to get feedback from attendees on the priority-setting process and on the drafted priorities in real time. Attendees will also be given an example of how research priorities are established at the federal agency level by discussing the Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research, Process, and Prioritization. The session will end with a discussion of actionable strategies that any attendee can use to help generate knowledge for the profession through their work and studies and advance their own career in the process.

Award Presentation: Excellence in Practice – Dietetic Research Award – Susan E. Steck, PhD, MPH, RD, FAND

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the Academy research priorities impact all RDs, NDTR, RDs-in-training, and the future of our profession.
  • Explain how the Academy research priorities were developed and provide feedback for future versions.
  • Outline how they can help to generate knowledge for the profession through their work and studies.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 1070 Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 7180 Strategic planning
  • 9060 Research development and design

Performance Indicator:

  • 3.2.1 Advocates for, and participates in, activities that support advancement of the profession.
  • 4.1.3 Aligns work with organization policies, strategic plan and mission statement.
  • 6.3.4 Defines and establishes appropriate measurements and evaluations.


  • Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

    Associate Professor

    Kansas State University

  • Speaker(s)

  • Nancy Emenaker, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

    Program Director

    Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute

  • Jennifer Garner, PhD, RD

    Assistant Professor

    The Ohio State University