NCAND Regional Meeting in Asheville 2019

"Feeding the Mind and the Body"

Date: Friday September 13, 2019

Location: Asheville Event Center

Registration Opening in July!

Early Bird Online
On Site
NCAND Member
Non-NCAND Member

Internship Fair:

NCAND will be holding their annual internship fair this regional meeting.  Click here to learn more about this event.  If your institution would like to participate in the internship fair, please complete this form

Food Drive:

NCAND will be having a food drive to benefit the MANNA food bank in Asheville.  For each item of food donated you will receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win a Trader Joe's gift card.  Click here to see the most needed items for the food bank.

Social Event:

There will be a social event for registered meeting attendees the night before the meeting.  This social event will be held on Thursday September 12 in Asheville.  More information coming soon.


8 am - 8:45 am
Registration & Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
8:45 am - 9 am
Welcome & Announcements
9 am - 10 am
"Dietary Fat and Dopamine Neurotransmission"
Steve Fordahl, PhD
Lecture Summary: The neurotransmitter dopamine aids in reward-based learning, arousal, and attributing value to salient stimuli like palatable food and drugs of abuse.  Dietary fat has been shown to change some intrinsic properties of dopamine neurons that affect how dopamine neurotransmission is regulated.  This talk will discuss recent laboratory findings on how saturated and unsaturated fat differentially alter the dopamine system in a pre-clinical model of weight gain.

10 am - 11 am
"Food Allergies: When Food Becomes a Four Letter Word"
Raquel Durban MS, RD, CSP, LD/N
Lecture Summary: Food allergy management extends beyond avoidance and substitutions. Treatment plan applicability for management of food allergies also encompasses quality of life, access to appropriate foods, financial burden, nutritional completeness and transition of care. 
Internship Fair - Guest Speaker
11 am - 11:30 am
Break & Visit Exhibits

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lecture 3
Internship Fair - School Introductions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Visit Exhibits

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lecture 4
Internship Fair - Individual Appointment Sessions
2:30 pm - 3 pm
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibits

3 pm - 4 pm
Lecture 5
Internship Fair - Individual Appointment Sessions
4 pm - 5 pm
Lecture 6
5 pm 
*Agenda subject to change

Sponsor Information:

If you are interested in being a sponsor at this event please complete this form.


Exhibit/Sponsor Category


Thursday (9/12) Social Event Sponsor

Meredith College

Sponsor a Speaker


Contributing Sponsor Lunch


Attendee Giveaway Sponsor


Contributing Sponsor Breakfast


Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsor


Exhibit Only

QOL Medical, LLC