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





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Please contact the SCAND office to register.

SCAND is offering special single-day rates this year.  

  Full Conference       Thursday, March 30 Only       Friday, March 31 Only
Description Early Bird   After Mar. 1    Early Bird  After Mar. 1   Early Bird  After Mar. 1
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 March 1, 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.)

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



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