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Joslin Diabetes Center Professional Education

Educational Programs for Industry Professionals

Treating diabetes and its related conditions is complex and constantly changing. It is challenging for the clinician and for the patient. Industry professionals need a familiarity with the spectrum of treatments and patient care issues that impact people with diabetes and those who care for them. Other conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, which is a major complication and the leading cause of premature death among people with diabetes, impact this care.

Since 2009,
over 7,000
industry professionals participated in
Joslin-produced
educational activities


The Joslin Diabetes Center Professional Education Department provides customized programs designed to meet the industry professional’s specific educational objectives. Targeted to non-clinicians, these interactive, practical educational programs present an overview of the management of diabetes and its related conditions from both the clinician and patient perspectives in a useful and realistic way.

Joslin education programs can incorporate a variety of teaching techniques, including:

  • Lectures
  • Case vignettes
  • Patient testimony
  • Hands-on activities

Education Objectives

The goal of Joslin education programs for industry professionals is to provide participants with a better understanding of the complexity of the management of diabetes and its related conditions and delineate the available treatments. Joslin education programs for industry professionals are designed to:

  • Develop a greater understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and its related conditions from a variety of views
  • Provide necessary tools to allow individuals to be knowledgeable in their respective therapeutic area
  • Enhance the ability to effectively participate in discussions with clinicians and other healthcare professionals

Joslin Faculty

A distinguished faculty of doctors, researchers, nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists and mental health professionals from Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, conduct our programs. Their academic expertise, combined with a clinical perspective, address the issues involved in prevention, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of diabetes and its related conditions. Educational programs for industry professionals can include such topics as:

  • Physiology and pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Insulin therapy for diabetes management
  • Oral medications to treat type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Incretin function
  • Practical experience in living with diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • The metabolic syndrome
  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Treating dyslipidemia
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Cultural aspects of disease management

Learn More

For more information about how your company can participate in Joslin Diabetes Center’s Industry Education opportunities, contact Anne Gregory by phone at 617-309-5927 or e-mail Anne.Gregory@joslin.harvard.edu.

Page last updated: April 17, 2014