September 13-15, 2019
Bristol Community College
Fall River, Massachusetts


An event hosted by Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association

About the SCDROCKS Conference


Our annual SCDROCKS Conference is the only event where the SCDers, clinicians and companies come together as a cohesive community. Attendees gather each year to connect, learn, collaborate, and bring further awareness of the benefits and successes of the SCD™ 

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Conference Passes


We have many options available for you.  

  • Pre-Conference Pass
  • One day Pass
  • Standard Weekend Pass
  • S.C.D.A. Saturday Fundraiser

All passes including the Fundraiser provides for meals prepared according to the guidelines to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™. Early Bird specials now available!

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We have secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms with 2 hotels close by to make your trip to the Conference more affordable. Schedule Early! 

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Your organization will meet passionate dieters and SCD advocates – your customers. Your support will help us galvanize our community, learn from clinicians, and develop new friendships with people who have benefited from SCD.   

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What is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?


The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ has helped many thousands of people with various forms of bowel disease and other ailments vastly improve their quality of life. In many cases people consider themselves cured. It is a diet intended mainly for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea. However it is a very healthy, balanced and safe diet that has health benefits for everyone.

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Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association


Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was created to unify the IBD community, the scientific community and other national opinion leaders, and advocate the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ as a primary therapy for combating IBD, IBS, celiac, diverticulitis, SIBO, autism, and all diseases for which the diet is appropriate. 

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Our Speakers

Dr Benjamin Gold, MD, FACG, FAAP


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Erica Kerwien


Author and the Publisher of  

Erica Kerwien is an internationally-recognized author and the publisher of Comfy Belly , a popular site with recipes for special diets. 

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Tucker Sweeney


 Author and SCD Warrior   

Along with his mother Carol Thompson, they wrote the book Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: A Journey Through Life, Ulcerative Colitis, and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet 

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Raman Prasad


Raman is a successful author who shared his life story in his first book, “Colitis & Me: A Story of Recovery” with the foreword written by Elaine Gottschall. Raman went on to write two more books, “Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™” and “Adventures in the Family Kitchen”.  He also co-authored “The SCD for Autism and ADHD: A Reference and Dairy-Free Cookbook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet” with Pamela Ferro. 

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Dr. Ali Arjomand


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Judy Herod


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Judy Herod will not be speaking at the conference.

Judy Herod, whose journey to wellness inspired her mother, the late Elaine Gottschall, to research the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and write the book,   “Breaking the Vicious Cycle Intestinal Health Through Diet that has helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Judy and her husband are the owners of Kirkton Press, the company that publishes the book.   

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