TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - Charlotte, NC

NOVEMBER 2, 2019

Cutting Edge Treatments

Cutting Edge Treatments

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Expert Speakers

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Interactive health Fair

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Inspiring Education

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Complimentary Lunch

A life changing CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

For Type 1s, Type 2s & Those Who Care

ATTENTION HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS:

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL CME CONFERENCE

CHECK OUT MORE INFO HERE!

When:

Saturday, November 2, 2019
7:30am – Registration & Health Fair Open
9:00am – 5:00pm – Conference

Where:

Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

How Much:

Thru October 29, 2019: $25 per person.

($20 per person when two or more are registering together.)

At the Door: $35 per person.

Parking info coming soon.

Want to attend but can’t afford the registration fee? Contact our office at 800.998.2693 and ask about our Registration Assistance Program.

Menu:

Mid-Morning Snack: Apple & String Cheese

Lunch: Chicken Fajita Salad

Dessert: Creamy Lime Mousse

Looking for detailed
conference schedule
and speaker information?

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

Just show up on the day of event!

SO, WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

The most cutting-edge information
for individuals with

TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 DIABETES

& THEIR LOVED ONES

  • EXPERT Speakers
  • Important HEALTH SCREENINGS
  • LEADING Diabetes Doctors, Specialists & Researchers
  • Interactive & Innovative HEALTH FAIR
  • One-on-One “ASK AN EXPERT” Sit Downs
  • Delicious & Healthy LUNCH Included

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

FOR EVERYONE:

Expert Speakers & Informative Presentations/Workshops – A rare opportunity to get educated by the nations leading experts in diabetes care and mangement.

Important Health Screenings – A variety of complimentary health screenings available in the TCOYD Health Fair, including foot, eye, blood pressure & more.

Ask A Specialist – Sit down with a diabetes specialist & get your questions answered. Doctors, diabetes educators, dietitians, nurses, pharmacists & more!

Exhibitor Booths – Interact & engage with state-of-the-art device companies, innovative pharmaceuticals, local support programs & healthy lifestyle options.

Fun Fitness – Learn fun ways to be active without the gym!

A Delicious & Healthy Lunch – Sit and connect with other’s who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS JUST FOR TYPE 1s

Tips for Type 1s: Given by Real World Type 1s

Not Your Boring Pump Talk

Treatments for Type 1 Other Than Insulin

Avoiding Meal Spikes, From What to Eat to When to Inject

CGM: The Greatest Advancement Since the Discovery of Insulin

Diabetes is About to Get Easier: The Artificial Pancreas is Almost Here!

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS JUST FOR TYPE 2s

An Explosion of Type 2 Treatments

Hey, Every BODY Can Exercise!

Cooking Class with Chef Lewis

We’re Loving These New Diabetes Medications…Stable Blood Sugars, Weight Loss & Healthier Hearts

Why Weight? Weighing Medical & Surgical Options

Home Glucose and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for Type 2s

Fun Foot Facts and the Latest on Neuropathy

Getting Our Signals Crossed: What Do Patients and Providers Get Wrong about Each Other?

“I always learn something new that I can take home and use. This conference gives me the encouragement that I need so I can do well with my diabetes.”

– Conference Participant 2017

Meet People Like YOU!

Share your own experience & learn from others!

Be Part of Something BIG

We literally fill the room with people ready to take control of their diabetes!

You Ask, We ANSWER!

Get one-one-one time with diabetes educators and specialists.

TCOYD Conference Schedule

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  • MORNING SESSIONS
  • TYPE 1 TRACK
  • TYPE 2 TRACK
  • ACTIVITY SESSIONS
  • CLOSING SESSIONS
7:30AM - 9:00AMRegistration/Check-In & Health Fair Open
9:00AM - 9:10AMWelcome & Introduction
Zeleka Benton, DNP, RN, CDE; Kristie Clark, PharmD, CDE, CPP; Kerri Doucette, BSN, RN, RD, LDN, CDE; Candace Gaillard, MHA; Cherie Hardy, RN, BS, BSN, MPH, DrPH, NE-BC, CDE; Cyndi Hoffman, NP; Elaine Mejia, PA-C; Gary Rolband, MD
9:10AM - 10:10AMConquering Diabetes…I Get a Good Feeling
Steven V. Edelman, MD
10:10AM - 10:40AMDiabetes for the Encouraged and Discouraged
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
10:40AM - 11:30AMExplore The TCOYD Health Fair
Visit our bustling health fair, enjoy a little snack & some refreshing beverages.
11:30AM - 12:30PMWords of Wisdom from Real Life Type 1s and Medical Pros
Steven V. Edelman, MD; Kerri Sparling; Dan Bernard; Amy Brant, BSN, RN, CDE; Yvonne Ortel, RN, CDE
12:30PM - 1:30PMLuncheon
Enjoy a complimentary, delicious & healthy lunch with other type 1s who totally get you!
1:30PM - 2:15PMAfternoon Workshops A - Select Your Favorite Topic & Attend

Inhaled and Other Newer Insulins
Steven V. Edelman, MD

Diabetes Etiquette: Supporting Your Loved One with Diabetes
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE

CGM: Weapons of Mass Instruction…Teaching You How to Stay In Range
Gary Rolband, MD, and Erica Peterfy, PharmD, CDE, BCACP, CPP
2:30PM - 3:15PMAfternoon Workshops B - Select Your Favorite Topic & Attend

The Newest Features in Sensor Augumented Insulin Pumps
Adam Spitz, MD

From Driving to Sky Diving…How to Stay Safe in a World with Hypos
Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC

Kerri’s Corner: A Safe Place to Talk about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Side of Diabetes
Kerri Sparling
3:15PM - 3:30PMAfternoon Break & Visit Health Fair
Spend some more time in the TCOYD Health Fair
3:30PM - 4:30PMThe Artificial Pancreas and other Newsworthy Highlights for Type 1s
Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC, and Adam Spitz, MD
11:30AM - 11:50AMAn Explosion of Type 2 Treatments
Eugene Wright, MD
11:50AM - 12:10PMHey, Every BODY Can Exercise!
Mary Barnes
12:10PM - 12:30PMLighten Up Your Plate with Chef Lewis
*Chef Lewis
12:30PM - 1:30PMLuncheon
Enjoy a complimentary, delicious & healthy lunch with other type 2s who totally get you!
2:00PM - 3:00PMAfternoon Workshops A - Select Your Favorite Topic & Attend

An In-Depth Look at Type 2 Treatments, Including Insulin Options
Victoria Rollins Hudspeth, MD

Why Weight? Medical and Surgical Weight Management Options
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Cooking Class with Chef Lewis
Chef Robert Lewis
3:00PM - 3:30PMAfternoon Break & Visit Health Fair
Spend some more time in the TCOYD Health Fair
3:30PM - 4:25PMAfternoon Workshops B - Select Your Favorite Topic & Attend

The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular Care
Eugene Wright Jr., MD

Getting Our Signals Crossed: What Do Patients and Providers Get Wrong about Each Other?
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE, and Steven V. Edelman, MD

Home Glucose and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for Type 2s
Cathy Thomas, RN, CDE
10:40AM – 11:30AM / 1:30PM-3:30PMCardio Funk & Yoga
1:00PM - 3:30PMAsk A Specialist
Doctors, Diabetes Educators, Dietitians, Nurses, Pharmacists, And More!
1:00PM - 3:30PMScreenings
Blood Pressure Screening and more!
4:30PM - 5:00PMBalancing Diabetes: A Conversation About Finding Happiness and Living Well
Kerri Sparling
5:00PM - 5:05PMDrawing & Wrap Up
Stay to the very end for your chance to win a fabulous TCOYD Swag Bag full of fabulous gifts.

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

Just show up on the day of event!

Location

Speakers & Faculty

*extra-relatable faculty (they’re living with type 1)

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

*Steven V. Edelman, MD
TCOYD Founder & Director

Dr. Edelman is the founder and director of Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System of San Diego. He is also the director of the Diabetes Care Clinic at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Edelman, who has type 1 diabetes himself, has written more than 200 articles, five books, and has won numerous awards for teaching and humanitarianism. He has been chosen by the medical students at UCSD as the ‘teacher of the year’ numerous times. Among his many honors, Dr. Edelman has received the ‘Diabetes Educator Of The Year’ award by the American Diabetes Association, the ‘Distinction in Endocrinology’ award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and named ‘Top 1% of U.S. Endocrinologists’ by US News and World Report.

William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Clinical Psychologist; Founder & CEO, Behavioral Diabetes Institute

Dr. Polonsky is President and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization totally dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, he received the American Diabetes Association’s 2014 Richard R. Rubin Award for distinguished contributions to behavioral medicine and psychology. Dr. Polonsky’s most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, and glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes.

*Chef Robert Lewis
Chef

Chef Robert Lewis graduated from the Prestigious Culinary Institute of America in 1976. In 1998 he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Thus began his motivation to create great tasting dishes that are easy to prepare. Chef Robert is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes. He travels the country speaking on the benefits of healthy eating not only for people affected with diabetes, but also for anyone who would like to eat and live a healthy lifestyle. Robert has worked with Al Roker, Ben Vereen, Richard Simmons, Ann Curry, Indy car racer Charlie Kimble, The Amazing Race Winner Nat Strand and many others! He's also been been featured in Diabetes Health Monitor, Diabetes Health magazine, USA Today, The Radish and Diabetic Living Magazine and more. Check out the Chef’s podcast “The Happy Diabetic Kitchen” Chef Robert Lewis The Happy Diabetic Turning Ordinary Ingredients into something Extraordinary

Eugene Wright Jr., MD
Consulting Associate, Dept of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Duke Southern Regional AHEC, Fayetteville, NC

*Kerri Sparling
Writer and Author, Type 1 Since 1986

Kerri is a passionate advocate for all-things diabetes. She is the creator and author of Six Until Me, one of the first and most widely-read diabetes patient blogs, reaching a global audience of patients and caregivers. Her first book, Balancing Diabetes (Spry Publishing), looks at type 1 diabetes in the context of “real life.” Kerri has lived with diabetes for 30 years. She has experienced a full childhood, the teen years, the college experience, and now pregnancy and parenting, with diabetes along for the ride. Kerri aims to spread a message of hope versus fear through the power of social media, advocacy, and storytelling.

Kerri’s participation is part of Tandem Diabetes Care’s Live Life in Full Color speaker series.

Cyndi Hoffman, FNP
Nurse Practioner, Charlotte Medical Clinic Endocrinology, Atrium Health

Elaine Mejia, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Endocrinology – Randolph, Novant Health

Gary Rolband, MD
Endocrinologist, Tryon Medical Partners

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS & ACTIVITIES

*Steven V. Edelman, MD, Endocrinologist, Founder & Director TCOYD, Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, VA Medical Center San Diego

Zeleka Benton, DNP, RN, CDE, Patient Centered Care Coordinator, Novant Health

Kristie Clark, PharmD, CDE, CPP, Coordinator, Clinical Pharmacist, Diabetes Care, Atrium Health

Kerri Doucette, BSN, RN, RD, LDN, CDE, System Acute Care Diabetes Manager, Clinical Education, Novant Health

Candace Gaillard, MHA, Program Manager, Endocrinology, Novant Health

Cherie Hardy, RN, BS, BSN, MPH, DrPH, NE-BC, CDE, Regional Clinic Manager, Diabetes Center of Excellence, Novant Health

Cyndi Hoffman, NP, Nurse Practioner, Charlotte Medical Clinic – Endocrinology, Atrium Health

Elaine Mejia, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Novant Health

Gary Rolband, MD, Endocrinologist, Tryon Medical Partners

Mary Barnes, RYT, Yoga Instructor; Life Coach; Territory Business Manager, Valeritas

*Dan Bernard, Life Coach, Founder, BadAssDiabetic.org

*Amy Brant, BSN, RN, CDE, Registered Nurse, Holston Medical Group Family Physicians

Ian Blumer, MD, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, Charles H. Best Centre, University of Toronto

Victoria Rollins Hudspeth, MD, Endocrinologist, Charlotte Medical Clinic – Southpark, Atrium Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor or Medicine, UNC School of Medicine

*Chef Robert Lewis, Chef, Cookbook Author, Founder, The Happy Diabetic

Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD, FACS, FASMBS, MIS & Bariatric Surgery Faculty, Atrium Health Weight Management; Asscociate Program Director, Carolinas Bariatric Fellowship Program

Yvonne Ortel, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Community Health Services, Union County, Inc.

Erika Peterfy, PharmD, CDE, BCACP, CPP, Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, Tryon Medical Partners

William Polonsky, PhD, CDE, Clinical Psychologist; Founder and CEO, Behavioral Diabetes Institute

Gary Rolband, MD, Endocrinologist, Tryon Medical Partners

*Kerri Sparling, Author, Creator of SixUntilMe.com, Speaker, Tandem Diabetes Care’s Speaker Series

Adam Spitz, MD, Endocrinologist, Novant Health

Cathy Thomas, RN, CDE, Ambulatory Educator, Novant Health

Eugene Wright Jr., MD, Consulting Associate, Department of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Duke Southern Regional AHEC

Mary Barnes, RYT, Yoga Instructor; Life Coach; Territory Business Manager, Valeritas

Lem Houston, Cardio Funk Instructor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Expert, Energyve

Zeleka Benton, DNP, RN, CDE, Patient Centered Care Coordinator, Novant Health

Kristie Clark, PharmD, CDE, CPP, Coordinator, Clinical Pharmacist, Diabetes Care, Atrium Health

Kerri Doucette, BSN, RN, RD, LDN, CDE, System Acute Care Diabetes Manager, Clinical Education, Novant Health

Cherie Hardy, RN, BS, BSN, MPH, DrPH, NE-BC, CDE, Regional Clinic Manager, Diabetes Center of Excellence, Novant Health

Renee Henson, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Novant Health

Cyndi Hoffman, NP, Nurse Practioner, Charlotte Medical Clinic – Endocrinology, Atrium Health

Sarah Lamb, RD, CDE, Dietitian, Novant Health

Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDE, BC-ADM, Director of Accreditation/Content Development, AADE

Nancy Litner, RN, CDE, Diabetes and Pregnancy Specialist

Elaine Mejia, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Novant Health

Mary Ellen Pisano, Pharm D, BCAP, Clinical Pharmacist, Novant Health

Linnet Steinman, RN, MSN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, CHS Diabetes Care, Atrium

Kim Kyle-Trejos, RD, CDE, Dietitan, Novant Health

Hope Warshaw, RD, CDE, Dietitian, Author, Consultant, HopeWarshaw.com

And additional faculty from the community

Amber Karol, RN, Office Manager, Novant Health

Meg Sewalish, PA, Primary Care Physician Assistant, Novant Health

And additional faculty from the community

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Conference Registration Assistance Program:

Would you like to attend this conference but need financial assistance to cover the registration fee? Contact the TCOYD office at 800.998.2693 to learn more about our Registration Assistance Program and how we can help those in need.

Cancellation Refund Policy

Need to cancel? Email us at cancel@tcoyd.org
To receive a full refund, cancellations must be received no later than Tuesday, October 29, 2019.