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About Professional Education

ACCME Awards Joslin CME Accreditation with Commendation

Joslin Diabetes Center was awarded a six-year reaccreditation and the status of "Accreditation with Commendation" by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the highest rating achievable by a provider of CME. Joslin was recognized for its exemplary performance in program planning, needs assessment, activity evaluation and evaluation of our overall educational program. Factors that contributed to this success are our consistently fair-balanced, evidence-based educational activities and our innovative educational outcomes measurement techniques.

Joslin Diabetes Center has helped revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diabetes worldwide since its founding more than a century ago. Through its affiliation with Harvard Medical School and its staff of luminaries in their fields, Joslin has emerged as a leader in cutting-edge research and pioneering approaches to education and clinical care. Joslin's continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals advance the highest standards of care, drawing on up-to-the-minute medical literature to provide current, relevant, and evidence-based findings from Joslin faculty and other experts.

Our mission is to empower healthcare providers to more effectively set the standards of diabetes care for their communities, helping to provide optimal management of all diabetes patients, improve healthcare outcomes, and enhance patient quality of life.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Joslin Diabetes Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Joslin’s programs are noted for their academic rigor, professional production, and aggressive audience generation efforts. Supported largely through educational grants, programs include live symposia and courses, satellite teleconferences, and Web-based and multimedia educational activities.

Continuing Education (CE)

Joslin develops educational programs for nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others healthcare professionals. The acquisition of knowledge and skills needed to utilize diabetes treatments require repeated educational exposure to ensure that the necessary treatment changes are incorporated into daily practice. This education is important for all members of the diabetes team.

Educational Impact Assessment

Providing quality education is Joslin’s strength and priority. The ability to measure the effect that education has on the practices and processes of healthcare providers is an area in which Joslin has taken great strides. Through the implementation of the Educational Impact Assessment (EIA) tool, Joslin is able to quantify the effect an educational activity has in the real healthcare world. Contact us at (888) 567-5460 or by e-mail at for more information on EIA or any of our activities.

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CME Activities

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CE Activities

The Professional Education Department develops continuing education activities for nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

Click here for more information about Joslin's Continuing Education activities.

Joslin CE Activities on the Internet

Currently there are no Joslin Profession Education activities certified for healthcare professionals.

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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.

Proven Success with Educational Outcomes


Joslin Diabetes Center has been at the forefront of measuring educational outcomes for our activities, based on the levels defined by Moore et al.1 We have been involved in several specific projects that measure the impact of our educational activities on clinician performance measures (Level 5) and patient outcomes measures (Level 6). Please click on the link below to read about one of these initiatives entitled Targeting Type 2 Diabetes: Achieving Glycemic and Cardiometabolic Goals. This initiative was supported by educational grants from GlaxoSmithKline LLC and Merck Sharpe and Dohme Corp.

Final Report

1 Moore DE Jr, Green JS, Gallis HA. Achieving desired results and improved outcomes: integrating planning and assessment throughout learning activities. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2009;29(1):1-15.

Current Enduring Activities

Practicing Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Healthy Change--Webcast Series

This internet enduring material was developed from the original live event held on June 20-21, 2014 in Boston, MA. Click on the title above to go to the activity.

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. National experts share the latest developments in the science of nutrition, physical activity, coaching skills, stress management and other topics relevant to primary care providers and their patients.

Note: This tuition-based course is offered through our partner myCME.

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.  

ACCME Awards Joslin CME Accreditation with Commendation

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