March 30-31, 2023
Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC
630 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201

As usual, we will have a variety of nutrition topics to meet the diverse educational needs of nutrition professionals across the state. Given the value of bringing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) to our profession, this year we are asking our speakers to share how dietetic practitioners can incorporate IDEA into their topic.

SCAND has expanded the Annual Meeting this year to include more time to network.  Details will be posted in the coming weeks so check back often.


Speaking Opportunities



Sponsors and Exhibitors


Donate to the Amy Joye Fund

Speaking Opportunities

SCAND is offering speaking opportunities on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31. One of the goals around our 2023 theme is to address Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) in dietetics. While we would like speakers to present on a variety of topics, we ask that you consider including at least one slide that addresses how dietetic practitioners can incorporate IDEA into your topic when working with clients/patients, and/or in their research. Please click here for a chart of IDEA definitions. Please download the speaker form here or complete it online by November 1.  


Register online or download a copy of the form

Registration: Full Annual Meeting          Registration: Thursday Only          Registration: Friday Only

SCAND is offering special single-day rates this year.  

  Full Conference       Thursday, March 30 Only       Friday, March 31 Only
Description Early Bird   After Feb. 15    Early Bird  After Feb. 15   Early Bird  After Feb. 15
SCAND Member $125 $155   $50 $65   $100 $130
Non-Member    $180 $210   $75 $100   $155 $185
Student/Retiree   $60 $80   $25 $35   $50 $80
Supporter Member $135 $158   $56 $75   $116 $139


Early bird registration must be postmarked or paid online by February 15, 2023

Registration fee includes all sessions, networking and breaks/meals for the day(s) registered. 

*Subtract $25 for acceptance of summitted abstracts (non-student / non-retires only.)



Make your hotel reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott by March 9, or until the room block is full, by clicking here or call 803-799-7800.  SCAND's rate is $139 plus tax.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Don't miss this opportunity to meet RDs from across the state.  Please download the Sponsor and Exhibitor Packet here. You may pay online here or send the forms in with a check.  Thank you!

Tentative Schedule

Check back for updates.

Thursday, March 30

12:00 - Registration

1:00 - 5:00 PM - Three sessions, break

7:00 PM - Social

Friday, March 31

7:00 - Registration

8:00 AM - Sessions

10:15 AM - Posters, networking, exhibits

11:15 AM - Lunch

12:00 PM - Sessions, awards, membership meeting

3:15 PM - Closing




 Donate to the Amy Joye Fund and the Academy Foundation.  Click here to read more.