2023 California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference


“Taking the Lead on Practice, Research, Outreach & Sustainability” 


All members – RDNs, NDTRs, Students, and Dietetic Interns are welcome to submit an abstract. Please download the Poster Session instructions and Click on Poster Session Abstract Submission Form to submit your abstract. 

DEADLINE to submit an abstract: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 5 pm PST. 

Applicants will be notified via email by Friday, February 10, 2023.

Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29, 2023
The Westin Hotel in Long Beach, CA

The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, CANDAC, is California’s premier conference for food and nutrition professionals. The annual in-person event provides educational sessions focused on practical application and insights into emerging research and trends in food, nutrition, and health. Dietetic leaders from various practice areas will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony. In addition, there will be several networking opportunities, including a student reception and a showcase of new products and services that will help advance the dietetic profession. The WHOVA app will be utilized before, during and after the conference to provide the program agenda, on-site maps, session locations, member, exhibitor & sponsor messages, and a multitude of other fun functions that may be used within the app to communicate among attendees.

In 2023 we will be 99 years old. We hope you will join us as we kick off the year’s journey to reach our 100th birthday in 2024.The 2024 conference will be held Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Hilton San Francisco in Union Square. SAVE THE DATE!

SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS interested in participating in CANDAC23 – please contact Carrie@dietitian.org for our 2023 prospectus. Please include your company name, company website, your name, your email and your daytime telephone contact number. 


Westin Long Beach Hotel Marriott                                             Convention Center – Exhibits
333 East Ocean Boulevard                                                            300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802                                                                     Long Beach, CA 90802

Room Rate:
$209/night + 16.2% state/local taxes ($33.86) = $242.86 nightly
Each additional person in the room up to 4 people: Add $25 per night per person
Click here to Book your group rate for California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Parking: $20/night, $35/night valet

Conference Registration for 3 days – all ESTIMATED EARLY pricing – NOT FINAL YET:
Member RDs, NDTRs – likely $315 – $325 for approximately 15-16 CPE, plus poster sessions, exhibits
Nonmember RDs, NDTRs – likely $470 – $485 for approximately 15-16 CPE, plus poster sessions, exhibits
Member Students – likely $160
Nonmember Students – likely $220

Questions: carrie@dietitian.org  

Pre-Conference Workshop: CANDAC23: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Hands-on Training

Research shows that early nutrition intervention of a patient with malnutrition can decrease length of stay, falls, pressure ulcers, infections, complications, re-admissions and overall health care costs. Registered dietitian nutritionists can perform a nutrition focused physical exam to more accurately provide individuals with a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition. While the NFPE is only one component of the nutrition assessment, it can provide necessary supportive data to identify and nutrition diagnose the patient with, or at risk for, malnutrition.

The workshop provides the RDN with the skills to perform an NFPE, empowering the RDN to accurately identify and provide a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition for patients. Workshops are available across the country with the focus on the adult or pediatric population.



CANDAC23 Registration will open in January 2023. 

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