Doctor Visits and Hospitalization

July 17, 2019

Diabetes Workshops That Will

Inspire and Enlighten

For Type 1s, Type 2s & Those Who Care


Wednesday, July 17, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm


Schaetzel Center at Scripps La Jolla
9890 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

How Much:

$5 per person at the door!

Parking is an additional $4

Online & telephone registration for this conference is closed, but you can still attend...

Just show up on the day of event!

How to get the most out of your doctor visits and

what precautions to take if you wind up in a hospital bed.


6:30PM - 6:40PMWelcome & Introduction
Steve V. Edelman, MD, Founder & Director of TCOYD
6:40PM - 7:15PMGetting the Most Out of Your Doctor Visits
Tricia Santos, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD
7:15PM - 7:45PMCoffee & Snack Break
Visit exhibitor displays and network with your local San Diego diabetes community
7:45PM - 8:20PMHospitalization with Diabetes
Athena Tsimikas, MD, Corporate Vice President, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
8:20PM - 8:30PMWrap-Up & Adjourn
Steve V. Edelman, MD, Founder & Director of TCOYD

…this evening’s spotlight topics include:

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor Visits
  • Hospitalization with Diabetes

Featured Speakers

Tricia Santos, MD
Type 2 Track Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Santos did her endocrinology training under Dr. Edelman who sparked a love for all things diabetes and always kept things both “educational & entertaining.” Now she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD where she wears many different hats. She has a special interest in caring for diabetic patients and helping them take a more active role in managing their diabetes. She directs the Diabetes & Endocrinology courses at the UCSD School of Medicine. She also teaches doctors in training and primary care physicians where she focuses on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and involving the patient in medical decision making. Her love of teaching patients, students, and doctors has been recognized by several teaching awards. Her research focuses on investigating new and advanced therapies and technology for people with diabetes.

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, was named Corporate Vice President for the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, La Jolla, CA in May of 2008. Prior to that time, she led the institute and subsidiary corporation, The Whittier Institute for Diabetes, as the Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer since 2004. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas served as a clinical endocrinologist on the staff of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group for 7 years in the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology from 1994 to 2001. She has also served as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego for the past 14 years in the Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism. In 1997, she assisted in establishing the community wide, nationally recognized diabetes program, Project Dulce as its medical director. She subsequently joined The Whittier Institute full time in 2001 as its chief medical director and Executive Vice President of Clinical Programs.

Online & telephone registration for this conference is closed, but you can still attend...

Just show up on the day of event!