TCOYD Conference & Health Fair - Nashville, TN

September 8, 2018

Cutting Edge Treatments

Cutting Edge Treatments


Expert Speakers


Interactive health Fair


Inspiring Education


Complimentary Lunch


For Type 1s, Type 2s & Those Who Care



Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:30am – Registration & Health Fair Open
9:00am – 5:00pm – Conference


Nashville Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

How Much:

$20 per person. $15 per person when two or more are registering together.

Parking: $20 – The Music City Center parking structure located on 6th Avenue and Demonbreun, directly across from the south entrance to Bridgestone Arena.

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


Mid-Morning Snack: Apple and String Cheese

Lunch: Rainbow Salad with Almond Roasted Chicken

Dessert: Chocolate Heaven Cake

Online registration for this event is now closed, but you can still attend!  Just show up on the day of the conference!

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



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.

Zumba & Yoga – 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.


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

I Admit It, I Inhale! Inhaled and Other Newer Insulins

Not Your Boring Pump Talk

CGM: The Greatest Advancement Since the Discovery of Insulin

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

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


An Explosion of Type 2 Treatments

Hey, Every BODY Can Exercise!

Lighten Up Your Plate with Chef Lewis

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

Meter Readings: High, Low…Now What?

Fun Foot Facts and the Latest on Neuropathy

“My Doctor Doesn’t Get It! My Patients Don’t Listen!” Patients vs. Providers

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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Online registration for this event is now closed, but you can still attend!

Just show up on the day of the conference!


Speakers & Faculty

*extra-relatable faculty (they’re living with diabetes too!)


*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.


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

John Anderson, MD, Internist, The Frist Clinic, HCA

Ted Cornelius, Vice President of Health Innovation, YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Janie Lipps-Hagan, ANP, BC, CDE, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Pascal Dauphin, MD, Endocrinologist, The Metabolic Group, Hendersonville

Susan Thomas, RD, CDE, Dietitan and Diabetes Educator, TriStar Centennial Medical Center


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

Holly Divine, PharmD, CDE, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist, Bluegrass Community Health Center, Lexington, KY

Holly Hill, RN, MSN, Nurse, Endocrine Resource Network

*Trevor Horton, Type 1 Panelist, JDRF Ambassador

John Interlandi, MD, Endocrinologist, Endocrine Resource Network

Charlotte Pearson, RDN, LDN, CDE, Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Private Practice, Murfreesboro

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

Melissa Magwire, RN, CDE, Endocrine Clinic Supervisor, Shawnee Mission Endocrinology and Diabetes, Kansas

Rachel Fox, APRN, Acute Care Nurse Practioner, Healthways, Saint Thomas Health Systems

Karen Glover, RD, LDN, CDE, Diabetes Educator, Centennial Medical Center

Kendall Henry, PharmD, Pharmacist, Matthew Walker’s Nashville Clinic Pharmacy

Richard Pembridge, EDD, ACNP, BC-ADM, CDE, Senior Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Service Line, Saint Thomas Health Systems

Charlotte Pearson, RDN, LDN, CDE, Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Private Practice, Murfreesboro

Adriene Sanders, PharmD, CDE, Pharmacist, TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Elise Thompson, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, TriStar Centennial Medical Center

Irina Tollerson, RN, BSN, CDE, Diabetes Educator

Marcia Wiggan-Campbell, PharmD, Pharmacist, Matthew Walker’s Nashville Clinic Pharmacy

Additional Specialists from the Community


Mardon Day, DPM, Podiatrist, Nashville Family Foot Care, PLLC

Richelle Day, DPM, Podiatrist, Nashville Family Foot Care, PLLC

Nicholas Fussell, DPM, Podiatrist, Nashville Family Foot Care, PLLC

Michelle Whitaker, DPM, Podiatrist, Nashville Family Foot Care, PLLC

Additional Screeners from the community


Instructors from the YMCA of Middle Tennessee



Conference Participant Shares His Story

Hear from someone with diabetes explain why HE keeps coming back to TCOYD conferences.

Hear What Diabetes Experts Have to Say About TCOYD

Don’t just take our word for it – hear what the experts have to say!

Hear From a Doctor Living with Diabetes

Endocrinologist Dr. Jeremy Pettus, MD has been living with type 1 since age 15. Hear what he has to say about the TCOYD Conference & Health Fair.

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.

Cancelation Refund Policy

Need to cancel?  Email us at
To receive a full refund, cancelations must be received no later than Wednesday, August 29, 2018.