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Welcome all MA DHCC members, both those returning and new members among our group! We have an exciting year planned for upcoming continuing education programs.

We would like to present the following members as our Board of Directors: Sadia Kazimi (Chair) Janet Picht (Past-Chair), Danielle Luther-Loss (Chair Elect), Lisa Ciarametaro (Secretary), Nancy Keenan (Treasurer), Alice Considine (Treasurer-Elect) and Heather Wilson (Web Master).  We are so pleased to have all of you involved this year!

A program planning meeting was held this past spring to draft this year's programs based on member input. We thank you for your feedback regarding program topic preferences. Our September meeting will be a full day, while the remainder will be half day morning programs. Here is our tentative listing of the meetings, locations and topics planned: 


The full day meeting will include an in-depth presentation and discussion on Survey Readiness by Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT. Her presentation will include a review of the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Phase II LTC Requirements of Participation (ROP) and Survey Process and the new Survey Process.


 Full Day Meeting

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017:
    • Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel 181 Boston Post Rd.
    • Topics:
      • Ethics
      • Medication Impact on Body Weight
      • Professional Development Portfolio
      • Survey Readiness

Half Day Meetings

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017:
    • Location: Whitney Place at Natick 3 Vision Drive Route 9W
    • Topic: Obesity and Lab Values
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018:
    • Location: Whittier Rehab Hospital 50 Flanders Rd, Westborough
    • Topics:
      • Aging, Exercise, Protein Synthesis and Nutrition: What is the Connection?
      • Dietary Cholesterol: Latest Research Findings; and its Application for Nutritional Professionals in Healthcare Settings
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018: 
    • Location: Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester
    • Topics:
      • Integrative Oncology and Cardiovascular Disease
      • Discover the Link Between CVD, Low-Grade Systemic Inflammation and Dietary Intake


Annual Membership Dues

  • Membership Only: $45 (does not include full day meeting)
  • Membership and Full Day Meeting: $135 (this includes full day meeting in September and 3 half day meetings)
  • Due by September 1, 2017


Our membership email and contact database will be cleared as of August 1, 2017.  If you wish to continue to be a member for the 2017-2018 year and to receive newsletters, job openings and email updates, you will need to register after August 1, 2016 on web site.  Our membership year runs from August 1st to July 31st.

Please visit this website frequently for more information about upcoming events, job postings and meetings.

We look forward to seeing you all again in September! And tell a friend!

Sadia Kazimi MS, RD, LDN


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