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Training Professionals Internationally

Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, sets the standard for diabetes care and education.  We provide the most exceptional diabetes care in the world, and access to anyone who needs it.  Our reach is both nationally and internationally, training over 4,000 Primary Care Providers and more than 8,000 allied health professionals through live and web-based conferences. Joslin develops customized education programs and guidelines to help improve the delivery and quality of diabetes care and better health outcomes for those living with diabetes.


Joslin works with you to customize training programs for key staff on diabetes and its related conditions. Recognizing that every organization has specific educational needs, Joslin will work with you to design a program that meets your strategic goals and ensures maximum impact for your organization.

A distinguished faculty of doctors, researchers, nurses, dietitians and exercise physiologists from Joslin conduct our programs. Their academic expertise, combined with a clinical perspective, address the issues involved in the prevention, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of diabetes and its related conditions.

Joslin's professional education team can provide support with:

  • Assistance designing and implementation innovative care delivery systems, programs, and standards of care
  • Developing new diabetes and cardio-metabolism centers of excellence and programs
  • Assistance with identifying ways to improve quality and sustainability

We are experienced in working in the following industries:

  • Health professionals
  • Governments/ministries of health
  • Philanthropic investors
  • Healthcare institutions and systems
  • Private and public sector
  • Foundations
  • Industry
  • Technology companies
  • Payers
  • Pharmacies
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Entrepreneurs

Here are examples of the topics we have covered over the last few years:

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Treating type 2 diabetes with anti-diabetes medications
  • The use of insulin to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular and renal outcomes trials of anti-diabetes medications
  • The use of technology to support insulin replacement therapies
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia and diabetes
  • Hypertension and dyslipidemia
  • Micro/macrovascular risk prevention and treatment
  • Schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and metabolism
  • Neuropathies and other diabetes complications
  • Diabetic eye care: evolving treatments
  • Diabetes treatment in culturally diverse populations
  • Women’s endocrine issues, menopause and metabolism and osteoporosis
  • Patient adherence to treatment and overcoming therapeutic barriers

Joslin delivers cutting-edge content in a variety of user-friendly, high-impact multimedia products. By offering a diverse array of activities we are able to reach the widest possible base of clinicians.

  • Live symposia. Over 200 live symposia are produced yearly throughout the U.S. 
  • Joslin ClinicalFOCUS™ satellite broadcast network. With distribution to 2,800 potential sites at healthcare institutions throughout the U.S., each one-hour satellite-delivered CME activity has an average projected audience of at least 5,000 healthcare professionals.
  • Joslin ClinicalWATCH™ via Professional Television Network’s digital television channel. Joslin CME content reaches a minimum of 2,000 primary care physicians per program through this private digital television network.
  • Internet courses via an alliance with Medscape, the leading source of online information and education for more than 575,000 physicians and approximately 2.1 million allied health professionals.
  • Videotapes, DVDs, CD-ROMs and monographs, which present the same high-quality content in formats to suit every clinician’s preferred learning style.

We believe that measuring the impact of our educational programs is essential. As a result, we develop all of our educational projects by identifying educational gaps in a population and then defining learning objectives that reflect the plan to narrow those gaps.

In addition to conducting evaluations at the conclusion of our education activities, Joslin goes one step further by conducting Educational Impact Assessments (EIAs) - surveys of participants. These surveys tell us if our programs increased participants’ knowledge, and whether our programs caused clinicians to change the way they practice medicine.

Our Approach

Joslin builds worldwide connections in diabetes education and patient care.

Your Education Options

We offer customized training and certification programs that work for everyone.

Your Growth Opportunities

We work with you to assess your needs, build a strategy and implement new clinical pathways.

JoslinPRIME

We offer initiatives to support primary care providers and help improve care for adult patients with diabetes.

Call 617-309-5946 or programs [at] joslin.harvard.edu (email us) to learn about Joslin's Professional Education opportunities.