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Professional Education

Joslin Diabetes Center is a leader in pioneering approaches to continuing education for healthcare professionals. Joslin's CME and CE activities promote the highest standards of care, drawing on up-to-date medical literature as well as cutting-edge research conducted at Joslin to provide current, relevant, and evidence-based findings from Joslin faculty and other experts.

Our mission is to help providers offer their patients optimal management of diabetes and its related conditions, improved health outcomes, and enhanced quality of life. To that end, we provide continuing medical education for all members of the diabetes team - physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals- in a variety of formats, both live and online, to suit your schedule and preferred learning style.

Upcoming Joslin Symposia


For primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals who treat patients with diabetes and its related conditions.

Friday, June 20, 2014 - Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Simches Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Poor nutrition. Lack of exercise. Obesity. Smoking. Drinking too much. These all-too-common lifestyle habits are at the root of the leading causes of death in the United States, so helping our patients change these habits can have a huge impact on their health. This course is designed to increase your knowledge of evidence-based lifestyle medicine and help you incorporate it effectively and efficiently into your day-to-day patient care.

Find out more and register.

Thursday, June 19 – Saturday, June 21, 2014
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center | Boston, MA

The Cardiometabolic Syndrome is a construct of risk factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. While there is some debate as to whether this is truly a syndrome with interconnecting pathophysiologic roots, the clinical implications are clear, transcend the academic debate, and are becoming increasingly crucial for clinicians to understand. These risk factors must be addressed early and effectively, as the clinical associations of these risk factors with multiple other important medical conditions are significant to both the health of many individuals and our ability to address the national and international epidemic of the resulting cardiovascular disease as well.

Join us in June to acquire an improved understanding of the pathophysiology of the cardiometabolic syndrome and its related conditions, and get updates on recent advances in the treatment of these conditions in the context of their etiology and clinical interconnections.

Find out more and register.

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Find links to the Diabetes Innovation 2013 presentations, photos and videos here.

Current Enduring Activities

Harvard Joslin: Advances in Diabetes 2012—Webcast Series

This internet enduring material was developed from the following presentation by the faculty on November 1-3, 2012 at the Advances in Diabetes and Thyroid Disease 2012 course in Boston, MA.

Over 200 primary care providers met for two days to hear from national experts on the latest developments in diabetes treatment, insulin management, cardiovascular risk reduction, and other topics relevant to primary care providers and their patients.

Diabetes and the Heart 2010: A Clinical Summit on Critically Challenging Patients—Webcast Series

In September 2010, over 100 primary care providers, cardiologists, and others gathered in Boston to hear from national experts on the latest developments in preventive and therapeutic interventions for the cardiometabolic syndrome, with the goal of reducing eventual morbidity and mortality in their patients.

These video/slide Web casts are speaker presentations recorded at the conference.

Improve Practice Systems and Participate in Performance Improvement (PI) CME through Joslin's Online Primary Care Community

The Joslin Professional Education Continuum (JPECTM) provides knowledge, analysis tools, and collaboration with your colleagues to help you and your clinical and office team improve your office systems, patient care and patient outcomes. Visit this free online community now and join the hundreds of other healthcare providers who are taking advantage of Joslin's expertise and resources.

Diabetes Screening and Management in Your Practice.pdf


Joslin Clinical Guidelines

To assist physicians and other healthcare professionals in managing the care of their patients with diabetes, Joslin offers approved clinical guidelines on a variety of topics including Adult Diabetes, Pharmacological Management of Type 2 Diabetes, and Continuous Glucose Monitors.  

Joslin CME Home Page on Medscape

Go to the Joslin page on Medscape for the latest Joslin online content.

ACCME Awards Joslin CME Accreditation with Commendation