NCAND Regional Meeting near Charlotte 2018

Date: March 2, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Gastonia Conference Center (145 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052

*Online Early Bird registration is currently closed, you may register onsite the day of the meeting.

Cancellations: the last day to request a refund due to a cancellation is Monday February 26 at 5 pm EST.  

Book your hotel stay:

NCAND has secured a small block of rooms at ,Hampton by Hilton Charlotte-Gastonia (
1859 Remount Road, Gastonia, NC 28054).  The room rate is $104 plus taxes and fees.  These rooms are on a first come first serve basis. 

Call to book your room: 704-866-9090, and let them know you are with the "NCAND room block". 

Call for Poster Abstracts:

NCAND Call for Abstracts & Guidelines for Poster Presentations 2018
Canned Food Drive & Donations:
NCAND will be making a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. We are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting. For each item donated you will receive one raffle ticket. There will be a $25 Trader Joe's Gift Card raffled off during lunch.

Please consider donating to CDA’s Fund Drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Each $1 donated provides 7 pounds of food to families in need making this a great avenue to boost our impact for the individuals and families in our community living with food insecurity. We will be raffling off a Foraging Tour for two with No Taste Like Home in Asheville ($170 value). Donors will receive one raffle entry for every $5 donated. The raffle will take place during lunch at the NCAND Regional Meeting near Charlotte. You must be present to win.

The most needed items include:
  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!)
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • For Infants: Pedialyte, Infant Cereal, Diapers, and Wipes
  • For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
  • Non-Food Essentials: Hygiene Items, Household Items, and Paper Products
*Please - No loose glass and plastic jars of baby food as they will have to be discarded due to health regulations


*agenda subject to change.

Sponsor/Exhibit Information: 

Sponsor registration is currently closed, if you have questions about being a sponsor/exhibitor for this meeting please call or email the NCAND office.




Contributing Lunch Sponsor(s)

  • Appalachian State University

  • Lenoir-Rhyne University         

Contributing Breakfast Sponsor

  •  Adult and Pediatric Specialists


  • CNC

  • Health Made Simple

  • Hydro One Premium Beverages

  • Functional Formularies

  • Medtrition

  • Meredith College

  • Real Food Blends

  • The Renfrew Center

  • Vegetarian Nutrition DPG

 Afternoon Coffee Sponsor


  • Winthrop University