Did you know that 2017 is not only the anniversary of 100 years of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics but also the 25th Anniversary of Oncology Nutrition DPG? It began in New York with the inspiration of Connie San Andres-Robles who recognized a need for dietitians who specialized in in oncology. In the summer of 1990, while visiting Diane Zabrowski, MS, RD, Chief Dietitian, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, they contacted the Academy (then ADA) for information on how to form a DPG. In 1992, they presented a proposal that required 150 signatures for consideration to become a DPG and the proposal was accepted.
Along with Connie and Diane, we have so many wonderful oncology dietitians and accomplishments to celebrate.
- Establishment of Board Certification as a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition
- Publication of countless premier oncology nutrition resources
- Development of Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Oncology Nutrition Care
- Collaboration with the National Academy of Science and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) on the Workshop “Examining Access to Nutrition Care in Outpatient Cancer Centers”.
Join us in person as we celebrate at FNCE 2017 in Chicago and Oncology Nutrition DPG Symposium 2018 in Minneapolis! We honor the past 25 years this year as we also look forward to the next 25. A future where dietitians get paid their worth! A future where everyone looks to the dietitian first for nutrition care! A future where dietitians are standard care for all cancer patients! What do you see?