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Professional Education

Joslin Diabetes Center is a leader in 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.

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 here 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.

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

Complementary Treatments to Enhance Insulin Efficacy: Theory and Strategies

Data supporting the use of GLP-1 receptor agonists in combination with basal insulin demonstrates the value of this treatment approach. This activity will provide learners with an update on data supporting combination therapy. It will empower diabetes specialty clinicians to more effectively identify people for whom this combination therapy would be indicated based on an assessment of their pathophysiology. Finally, it will highlight strategies to overcome barriers to injection therapy, and facilitate coordinated care with primary care providers.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S. and is offered through our partner myCME. Expiration date: March 11, 2017.

Diabetes Screening and Management in Your Practice.pdf


Joslin at World Congress for CPD 2016

Joslin recently presented a session and a poster based on the performance improvement grant entitled Comparison of Methods for Assessing Clinical Performance Improvement in Primary Care.

View the poster here

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

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.

Page last updated: October 24, 2016


CME Activities

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Receive credit for a Joslin self-study activity

If you have participated in a Joslin enduring material, go to Online Posttests to take the posttest and receive credit.

Page last updated: October 24, 2016


CE Activities

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

REGISTER NOW: Transforming Diabetes Care
presented by the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, in collaboration with Joslin Diabetes Center

The diabetes professional education program goal is to transform diabetes care through a chronic care model approach. This is a unique opportunity for you to receive a customized curriculum delivered in a participant-centered learning environment. Over 5,000 healthcare providers, including doctors, nurse practitioners, diabetes educators and pharmacists have attended this program, and we are pleased to be bringing it to New England. Please click here for full details.

April 5-6, 2016   or
September 27-28, 2016
8am - 6pm

The agenda includes:
• Latest practice standards
• Patient communication
• Motivational interviewing
• Social support and depression
• Standards of care
• Decision points
• Interactive teaching techniques
• Pattern management
• The business of diabetes care
• Working with diverse populations
• Safe and effective use of diabetes technologies

Registration opens November 1, 2015
To register, go to and create an online profile

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