Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Symposium 2017


Syncing Nutrition Science & Practice:

Advancing Knowledge and Building Skills

33rd Annual SYMPOSIUM
charlotte, north carolina 

Click Here to view our 2017 Symposium Program Book PDF

2017 Symposium Highlights

Continuing Professional Education Units

Check back soon for more Information about the CPEUs approved for Symposium.

Program Agenda

-More Information Added Daily-
Agenda Subject to Change

Thursday | March 30, 2017

5:00 - 8:00 PM Registration Open

Friday | March 31, 2017

6:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Open


Integrating Research into Dietetic Practice

  The National Strength and Conditioning Association: Overview and Opportunities
  Butterflies, Cramps, Chills and Weight Gain:
The Emerging and Often Forgotten Role of Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
  A Play by Play:
Helping Youth Athletes Put a Sports Nutrition Plan into Practice
  Applying Evidence Based Nutrition Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
6:00 - 8:00 PM Symposium Reception

Saturday | April 1, 2017

6:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Open
  Health, Performance, and Nutrition Considerations for Transgendered Patients
  High Fat Diets for Athletes:
Time to Abandon High Fat Diets for Athletes / Time to Change Sports Nutrition Guidelines?

No Bones About It:
Applying the Science Behind Prunes and Bone Health in Practice

California Dried Plum Board
Sponsored Lunch Session


  Strategies to take your Nutrition Practice into the Supermarket
(without being a Supermarket Dietitian)
  A Team Approach to Transforming Food and Body Shame
  Gut Microbiota And Nutrition: Implications For Treating Anorexia Nervosa
  Translating the Mediterranean Diet for the Southeastern US

Sunday | April 2, 2017

6:30 AM - 1:00 PM Registration Open
  Dishing Up Data: Making Science More Digestible for the Public
  No Period. What Now?:
Strategies to Help Athletes with Amenorrhea Transform Food Fears into Fertility

Check back soon!

Registration - Now Open!

SCAN Member 20% Discount Eligibility: Active 2016-2017 Members are eligible for a 20% discount off the non-member registration rate.

North Carolina & Neighboring States Academy Member 10% Discount Eligibility: Active 2016-2017 North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia  Academy Members are eligible for a 10% discount off the non-member registration rate. 
CLICK HERE to contact the SCAN office to receive your discount code.

Network Member 10% Discount Eligibility: SCAN's Network Organization members are eligible for a 10% discount off the non-member registration rate. Select the "Network Members" rate and indicate your membership organization affiliation.

February 10, 2017: Early Bird Registration Deadline

After February 10: A $50 and $25 increase will be applied to Full Registration Rates for Professionals and Students, respectively, and a $10 increase will be applied to all Daily Registration Rates.

Cancellation Policy: Symposium Registration is refundable, but a fee of $50 will be applied to any registration cancelled after February 10, 2017.

Note: All registration for the 2017 Symposium must be conducted online as we cannot accept mail in registration. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Professional - SCAN Member $275 Add To Cart
Professional - Network Member $310 Add To Cart
Professional - Non-Member $344 Add To Cart
Eligibility based on 2016-2017 SCAN/Academy Membership Status)
Student - SCAN Member $95 Add To Cart
Student - Network Member $107 Add To Cart
Student - Non-Member $119 Add To Cart
Professional - SCAN Member $130 Add To Cart
Professional - Network Member $146 Add To Cart
Professional - Non-Member $162 Add To Cart
Eligibility based on 2016-2017 SCAN/Academy Membership Status)
Student - SCAN Member $70 Add To Cart
Student - Network Member $79 Add To Cart
Student - Non-Member $88 Add To Cart

(Limited Quantity Available)
In the "Employer" section at check-out
please enter the booth name as you wish it to appear in print and promotional materials.

NEW for 2017! 2017 Symposium Exhibit Booth: Enhanced Commercial $2,500 Add To Cart
2017 Symposium Exhibit Booth: Commercial $1,200 Add To Cart
2017 Symposium Exhibit Booth: Non-Profit $900 Add To Cart
2017 Symposium Exhibit Booth: Member Product Display $150 Add To Cart

Hotel Information

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204
SCAN Room Rate $169
To reserve your room at the SCAN room rate, please contact the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel directly at 800.325.3535.
Be sure to mention either “Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Symposium” or “SCAN DPG Symposium.”
This room rate will be held until Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Call early to reserve your room!

Location and Area Attractions

A walkable city that combines southern charm and outdoor adventure with big-city amenities, it’s evident that “Charlotte’s got a lot” to welcome us with! The energy of the Charlotte region may have been sparked by its racing roots, but restaurants, craft breweries, nightlife and culture keep fueling the excitement in North Carolina's largest city. Visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame to explore behind-the-scenes exhibits. Raft the rapids where Olympians train at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Spend a day on the water at Lake Norman or an afternoon at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 

You can find out more about Charlottes attractions, events, and more through the following links.

About Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte enjoys a high quality of life with temperate weather, a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, excellent schools, numerous opportunities for continuing education, the best available health care, a low unemployment rate, diverse culinary offerings, fantastic shopping, arts and cultural events, professional sports, and more. What people don't know is that Charlotte has a rich history dating back to the mid-1700s.
Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the 20th largest city in the United States. Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte was named in honor of the German Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, also known as Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg when she became queen consort of King George III.

Travel Information

By Plane

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is approximately 7.5 miles/13 minutes from Sheraton Charlotte.
CLT is an American Airlines hub, providing many direct flights to and from Charlotte.

By Bus or Train

Railway - Amtrac is located 1.5 miles from Sheraton Charlotte.
Bus - Greyhound Bus Station is 1.5 miles from Sheraton Charlotte

By Car

Taxi - Approximately $25 from the airport to the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel.
Private Car - Cartier Classic Transportation is the official day or night car service of Sheraton Charlotte, eliminating the worry of waiting for a cab. The driver will meet the guest with a name placard inside the airport. Cost is approximately $45 for a Towncar and $55 for an SUV.

Once in Charlotte

Charlotte is known as a very walkable city, but for alternate means of travel there are the following options:

Complimentary Guest Shuttle

Sheraton Charlotte is happy to provide a complimentary shuttle in the mornings and evenings. The shuttle provides transportation to shopping, dining or destinations within the I-277 loop.
Fee: Complimentary
Hours: Monday-Friday; 7-9 am & 5-7 pm

Gold Rush Trolley

The Gold Rush is a trolley service that travels north and south on the city's main thoroughfare, Tryon Street, making coming to and from Uptown a delight. The stops are clearly marked by signage on the sidewalks.
Fee: Complimentary
Hours: 7AM - 7PM, 7 days a week
Trolleys arrive on the circuit every 15 minutes.

City Rail System

LYNX Light Rail - Running from the northern edge of the city to the southern-most tip of Charlotte, the Light Rail is a great way to get around. Sheraton Charlotte is located just 4 blocks from the Stonewall Station, allowing guests to access the EpiCentre or Time Warner Cable Arena, great shopping, and other parts of Charlotte with ease.
Fee: $2.20 for most one-way trips 
Hours: 6 AM - 11 PM

Poster Sessions

Practitioners, graduate students, and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Symposium poster sessions. Posters will be judged and cash prizes awarded to the first place poster of the following categories; Professional, Graduate and Undergraduate Student Students ​(category based on 2016-2017 SCAN/Academy Membership Status).

Click here for the criteria and application.

The deadline to submit an application for the poster session is 5:00 PM (CST) on Friday, January 13, 2017.

Upload your application here:




Groups interested in sponsorship at the 33rd Annual Symposium can contact Executive Director Sara-Becca Smith.

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Exhibitor Registration Open Now

Don't miss your chance to exhibit at the 33rd Annual SCAN Symposium! Exhibit spaces sell out quickly. Be sure to register soon!

Payment for Exhibit Booth spaces should be made through the registration section.

Booth Price
New for 2017! $2,500 enhanced commercial booth
Includes a tote bag insert and half page program ad in addition to the booth.
$1,200 per commercial booth
$900 per non-profit booth
Booth Price Includes
  • One (1) 8’ by 8’ exhibit booth
  • 8’ high green back drape
  • 3’ high black side drape
  • One (1) 6’ table skirted in white
  • Two (2) folding chairs
  • ID sign with company name and booth #
  • Commercial: 2 full Symposium registrations
  • Non-profit: 1 full Symposium registration
  • Listing on Symposium Signage
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in meeting rooms, expo hall, & attendee guest rooms
Exhibit Dates & Times
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Setup: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday, March 31, 2017
Setup: 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Show Hours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Show Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Teardown: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Visit the Registration Section to secure your booth space.


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Cancellation Policy
Cancellation of booth space must be made via email with refund of 50% of cost of contracted space if cancellation request is received in the SCAN Office by February 10, 2017. Cancellation after February 10, 2017 will result in forfeiture of all fees paid.
Questions? Contact the SCAN Office.

Student Volunteers

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If you are a student and interested in volunteering at Symposium please complete the SCAN Volunteer Form on our website and select ‘Symposium’ when indicating your main volunteer interest. A SCAN representative will be in contact with you. Students who are selected to assist during Symposium are required to volunteer eight (8) hours of time in exchange for a full conference registration.



SCAN Executive Director

Contact the SCAN Office for More Information

1450 Western Avenue Suite 101
Albany, NY 12203

P: 800.249.2875


CLICK HERE to view the 2017 SCAN Symposium Committee

Speaker Portal

Speakers: If your bio, or other submitted presentation materials have changed, you may submit them here before February 1, 2017 so that they are accurate in the program book.

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