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A Virtual TCOYD Conference & Health Fair Experience!

AUGUST 1, 2020

A ONE-OF-A-KIND VIRTUAL Conference Experience
For Type 1s, Type 2s & Those Who Care… FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

We’re excited to bring the education and motivation to you from the comfort of home! We’ve been given the unique opportunity to reimagine this event to create a live at-home opportunity for education, online discussion and connection …and don’t worry, Dr. Edelman’s jokes will translate digitally.
Joining forces with Omaha’s brightest minds and dedicated healthcare leaders, we’ve assembled a lineup of powerhouse speakers to bring you entertaining and engaging presentations and live Q&A discussions on the topics YOU want to know—all while connecting you with the diabetes community and industry leaders worldwide.

WHEN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020
9:00am – 3:00pm CDT: Conference Program
3:00pm – 3:45pm CDT: Additional Q&A and Networking

WHERE

This event will be hosted on Zoom. All registered participants will receive a link via email to join the event. If you have not used Zoom before you can test out the functionality before the event using Zoom Test Room.
When joining the workshop please sign in with the name and email you register with.

HOW MUCH

This event is complimentary.

Looking for detailed conference
schedule and speaker information?

SO… NOW THAT THE EVENT IS ONLINE, WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

This UNIQUE EVENT offers the engagement and entertainment of an in-person TCOYD CONFERENCE while ENHANCING THE USER EXPERIENCE with specialized components including:

  • Educational Workshops and INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS
  • ENGAGING PANEL DISCUSSIONS with the best minds in diabetes
  • One-on-one engagement with CUTTING-EDGE EXHIBITORS
  • LIVE Q&A Sessions with the Experts
  • Networking with others FROM AROUND THE WORLD
  • INFORMATIONAL LECTURES available for one week after the conference
  • COMPLIMENTARY Registration!

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

– FOR EVERYONE –

EXPERT SPEAKERS & INFORMATIVE PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS
A rare opportunity to get educated by the nation’s leading experts in diabetes care and management from the comfort of home.
LIVE Q&A DISCUSSIONS
A unique live discussion where you can engage with diabetes specialists and get your questions answered in real-time.
INTERACTIVE HEALTH FAIR AND EXHIBITOR ENGAGEMENT
Explore the virtual health fair where you can learn more about our innovative exhibitors including state-of-the-art device companies, innovative pharmaceuticals, support programs & healthy lifestyle options through educational videos, take-home information and one-on-one communication.
NETWORKING ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Interact & engage with attendees from all over the world on a group or individual level and make connections for life.
STATE-OF-THE-ART PRESENTATIONS
Have fun and be entertained while you learn about diabetes breakthroughs as our powerhouse speakers bring the education and the excitement to you.

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
– JUST FOR TYPE 1s –

“The World’s Largest Shared Medical Appointment for Type 1s”
Followed by an extended live Q&A session
“Top 10 Hottest and Coolest Things in Type 1 Right Now!”
Followed by an extended live Q&A session 
“The Newest Features in Sensor Augmented Insulin Pumps!”
Followed by an extended live Q&A session
PLUS Allotted sessions to talk with exhibitors and connect with others!

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
– JUST FOR TYPE 2s –

“The World’s Largest Shared Medical Appointment for Type 2s”
Followed by an extended live Q&A session
“The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular Care”
Followed by an extended live Q&A session
“Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for Type 2s…No More Finger Pricks!”
Followed by an extended live Q&A session
PLUS Allotted sessions to talk with exhibitors and connect with others!

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS
& ACTIVITY SESSIONS

“The Diabetes Conference of Tomorrow TODAY!”
“Diabetes Etiquette: Supporting Your Loved Ones with Diabetes”
    Followed by an extended live Q&A session
“Balancing Diabetes: A Conversation About Finding Happiness and Living Well”
Cooking Demo with Chef Lewis the Happy Diabetic
PLUS Virtual Yoga & Stretch Session

“I just wanted to THANK YOU for taking everything online. All conferences and all the information you provide is so educational. I also feel EMPOWERED after being online with you.”

– TCOYD 2020 Community Member

Meet People Like YOU!

Share your own experience & learn from others!

Be Part of Something BIG

We literally fill the virtual 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

*Please note this schedule is based on Central Time*

CLICK HEADERS FOR DETAILS
  • OPENING SESSION
  • TYPE 1 TRACK
  • TYPE 2 TRACK
  • CLOSING SESSION
9:00AM - 10:30AMWelcome & Introduction
Steven V. Edelman, MD

The Diabetes Conference of Tomorrow TODAY!
Steven V. Edelman, MD; Jeremy Pettus, MD; Tricia Santos; MD; and William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
10:30AM - 11:15AMBreak
Visit Virtual Health Fair Exhibits
11:15AM - 12:15PMThe World’s Largest Shared Medical Appointment for Type 1s
Jeremy Pettus, MD; Leslie Eiland, MD, Kerri Sparling and YOU
12:15PM - 1:00PMBreak & Visit Health Fair
Visit Health Fair, Cooking Demo with Chef Lewis the Happy Diabetic, Join us for a Virtual Yoga & Stretch Session
1:00PM - 1:45PMWorkshop A - Select Your Favorite Topic & Attend!
30 minute lectures followed by lots of Q&A and chat interactivity

Type 1: The Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool with Type 1 Diabetes!
Jeremy Pettus, MD

Type 3: Diabetes Etiquette: Supporting Your Loved Ones with Diabetes
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
1:45PM - 2:30PMWorkshop B
30 minute lecture followed by lots of Q&A and chat interactivity

Type 1: The Newest Features in Sensor Augmented Insulin Pumps
Steven V. Edelman, MD and Jeremy Pettus, MD
11:15AM - 12:15PMThe World’s Largest Shared Medical Appointment for Type 2s
Steven V. Edelman, MD; Shannon Wakeley, MD; Claire Baker, MD, Kaitlin Brau, MD and YOU
12:15PM - 1:00PMBreak & Visit Health Fair
Visit Health Fair, Cooking Demo with Chef Lewis the Happy Diabetic, Join us for a Virtual Yoga & Stretch Session
1:00PM - 1:45PMWorkshop A - Select Your Favorite Topic & Attend!
30 minute lectures followed by lots of Q&A and chat interactivity

Type 2: The Heart of the Matter: Cardiovascular Care
Schafer Boeder, MD

Type 3: Diabetes Etiquette: Supporting Your Loved Ones with Diabetes
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
1:45PM - 2:30PMWorkshop B
30 minute lecture followed by lots of Q&A and chat interactivity

Type 2: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for Type 2s…No More Finger Pricks!
Schafer Boeder, MD
2:30PM - 3:00PMBalancing Diabetes: A Conversation About Finding Happiness and Living Well
Kerri Sparling

Event Wrap Up
3:00PM - 3:45PMAdditional Option to Visit Virtual Health Fair Exhibits

SPEAKERS & FACULTY

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

*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.

*Jeremy Pettus, MD
Type 1 Track and Professional Education Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Jeremy Pettus was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 15 years old.  Since that time he has dedicated his career to educating and treating others like himself.  He is currently an Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.  There, he focuses primarily on clinical trials to develop and test new and innovative therapies for people living with diabetes.  These include studies ranging from medications to reverse or slow the disease once it occurs, to islet cell transplantation strategies, to device studies such as artificial pancreas technology.  As somebody who has the disease himself, sees patients with type 1, and is actively working on curing/treating the disease, we are honored to have him as our Type 1 Track director.  Dr. Pettus travels across the country and the world meeting other leading physicians and scientists and brings this information directly to TCOYD conference participants.

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.

Schafer Boeder, MD
Type 2 Track Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Schafer Boeder, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist who diagnoses and treats people with a variety of endocrine conditions, with a particular focus on diabetes. His research is focused on new medications, devices, and technologies to help patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. He is active in patient education through organizations such as Taking Control of Your Diabetes, where he speaks on topics such as current and future therapies for diabetes.  Dr. Boeder was chief fellow during his endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Claire Baker, MD
Omaha Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Methodist Physician Clinic, Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists

Kaitlin Brau, MD
Omaha Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Faith Regional Physician Services, Norfolk

*Leslie Eiland, MD
Omaha Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Medical Director, Endocrine Telehealth Program

Shannon Wakeley, MD
Omaha Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Complete Endocrinology Lincoln, Bryan Physician Network

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

*Kerri Sparling, Blogger and Author

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

Conference Participant Shares His Story

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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.