Annual Meeting 2020



The South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in compliance with Federal and State guidelines, the SCAND 2020 Annual Meeting will be held virtually. If you have already registered for the SCAND Annual Meeting, you are automatically registered for the virtual meeting. If you have not registered, it's not too late.

  • Same date and time: Join us April 3rd at 7:45 AM from the comfort of your computer or phone. 
  • Access the live virtual sessions through a link that we will send to all attendees prior to the meeting - no special equipment needed. 
  • All attendees will have access to a web page with slides and sponsor information prior to the Annual Meeting
  • Research posters will be available online for all attendees to review.
  • The Silent Auction, Raffle and Wine Pull will not be possible due to the nature of this virtual meeting. We kindly ask districts and members to donate money for the Academy's Foundation in lieu of silent auction items or wine donations.  Please use the form attached here, located online here or mail a check to SCAND at the address below.  All proceeds go towards the Amy Joye Fund and the Academy Foundation.
  • The hotel block has been canceled. Your reservation should have been automatically canceled, but you can call Hampton Inn at 803-231-2000 to confirm.  

Please contact SCAND if you wish to register

Annual Meeting Topics and Speakers

Helping Client’s Weigh Through a Fad Crazed World 
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND
Sponsored by The Dairy Alliance

Your Academy in Action
Sharon Cox, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND, House of Delegates Director at Large, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Harnessing Brain Health with a Plant Based Diet
Linda Aprino, MA, RDN, CDN, FAND
Sponsored by Vegetarian Nutrition DPG     

Understanding the World of Mobile Health Applications: Assisting Patients with Managing Their Diets
Sara B. Donevant, PhD, RN, CCRN

Nutrition Timing for Sports Nutrition and Implications for Weight Management and Obesity Prevention
Ashley Licata, PhD, RD, CSSD

Prioritizing Food Security Solutions
Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN

Malnutrition Toolkit: What You Need for Proper Diagnosing
Jessica Reath, RD, LDN, CNSC

Six CEUS available.

Please click here to download a Program.

Click here to view Abstracts for the Poster Presentations 

Thank you to our sponsors: 


A special thanks to our supporters: Sunbutter, Manitoba Milling Co., Swerve, Epic, Fresh Bellies, Biena, Chloe's Pops, Go Raw, Nature Nate's, Zing, Red Mill, and Slate

 Amy Joye Fund

Donate anytime!

We lost Amy Joye, a SC Registered Dietitian working in research at the University of SC, in 2009 after a routine medical procedure turned into a medical tragedy. Amy loved the dietetics profession and nutrition research. 

In honor and memory of Amy, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) affiliates in SC and GA teamed up to create a Named Fund through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The $50K principal remains intact with interest being used to award nutrition research grants annually through the AND Foundation. We have an annual goal of raising $2,000 to contribute to this important work. We can do it!

That's where you come in. You can carry this important legacy and the work of the Academy Foundation on through your donation. Due to the Virtual Meeting format this year please consider making a donation.  Contributions  will go to the Academy Foundation and be evenly split between the Amy Joye Memorial Research Fund and the AND Foundation's Annual Fund for scholarships and awards. 

Donation Form