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ACEND - March 2018 Program Director Workshop (2017 Standards)

Date: March 15 - 16, 2018

  • Location: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Description:  The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) will be offering an Accreditation Workshop in Chicago, IL. The workshop is designed to help dietetic education program directors and others interested in ACEND accreditation learn the latest accreditation standards and specific details on how to prepare for self-study reports, program assessment reports and site visits.  This workshop will focus on preparing a self-study report or PAR based on the new 2017 standards (revised 2012 standards).  During the workshop, interactive sessions cover plans for pass rate improvement, how to conduct a self-study process and
how to work with ACEND staff and reviewers.  Individuals with a PAR or site visit scheduled in 2017 or later, individuals interested in applying to start a new ACEND accredited program, as well as newly appointed program directors, are welcome and encouraged to attend.  12 hours (Level 2) with 7 additional CPEs credit for completing the ACEND Accreditation Modules.
  • Standards on Program Characteristics and Resources 
  • Standards on Program Planning and Outcomes Evaluation 
  • Standards on Curriculum and Student Learning Objectives 
  • Standards on Faculty and Preceptors and Students 
  • Standards on Supervised Practice/Experiential Learning Sites
  • Strategies and Resources to Help You Succeed 
  • Preparing Your Self-Study Report 
  • Preparing for Your On-Site Evaluation 
  • Procedures following the On-Site Evaluation
  • Addressing the Board's Recommendations 
Date:   Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM 
Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Optional) Meet with ACEND staff to discuss program specific question
Location:   ACEND Office located at 120 South Riverside Plaza Suite 2190, Chicago IL 60606.
CPE Credit:  12 hours (Level 2) with 7 additional CPEs credit for completing the ACEND Accreditation Modules

Suggested Learning Needs Codes:  6060, 6070, 7100
Suggested Practice Competencies: 3.1, 6.1, 8.3, 9.5, 14.3
Registration Information:
  1. Cost:  $475 per attendee or $350 for new directors of ACEND accredited programs who have paid the $250 substantive program change fee. 
  2. Registration:  To register visit: https://ams.eatright.org/eweb  Registration is limited to the first 40 participants.
  3. Cancellations:  Cancellations must be submitted to acend@eatright.org in writing on or before March 8, 2018 will be refunded (minus a $50.00 processing fee).  Registrations are non-refundable after March 8, 2018.
  4. Hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.  Contact the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop hotel directly to make a hotel reservation
    at 312-829-5000 or online here to obtain the group rate of $109 plus tax.  Mention Group Code VD6 to obtain discounted rate before February 20, 2018 at 5pm CST.  

    Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received written confirmation from ACEND that you are enrolled in the workshop.
 For information contact acend@eatright.org or call (312) 899-0040 X 5400.

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