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


Abstract Information for Poster Submissions

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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

Click here for a copy of the full program including suggested performance indicators

Thursday, March 30

12:00 - Registration

1:00 PM - Welcome from the SCAND President, Stephanie Nielsen, MS, RD, LDN

1:15 PM - Building Sustainable Food Systems for You and Your Planet, Linda Arpino, MA, RDN, CDN, FAND

2:25 PM - When Food and Facts Collide: Going Behind the Nutrition Headlines, Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN

3:35 PM - Planting Seeds to Grow a Workforce with More BIPOC Dietetics Practitioners, SCAND Career Speaker Panel, coordinated by Suzi Domel Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, FAND

5:15 - 6:15 PM - Networking Social

Friday, March 31

7:00 - Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM - Unpacking Weight Bias, BMI, and the Future of Obesity Care, Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD

9:15 AM - Nutrition for Fertility Support, Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, LD, CLEC

10:15 AM - Networking and Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:15 AM - Poster Session

11:15 - 12:00 - Buffet Lunch

12:00 PM - Improving Enteral Access with Dietitian Placed Feeding Tubes, Rebecca Fuller, RD-AP, LD, CNSC

1:00 PM - Business Meeting and Awards

1:40 PM - Medical Management of Overweight and Obesity, Tonya Turner, MPH, RDN, LDN, CSOWN

2:50 PM - The Role of Fiber and FODMAPs in Gut Health and the Gut Microbiome, Jessie Hoffman, PhD, RD

3:50 PM - Closing Remarks


Abstract Submissions

SCAND is accepting Abstracts for the Annual Poster presentations at the Annual Meeting, March 30-31, 2023 in Columbia. Please read the Submission Guidelines carefully prior to submitting. Submissions are due February 13, 2023. The poster session will be held on Friday, March 31. 



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