Group image of the 2019 Medalists at a recent meeting

Joslin Diabetes Center's Virtual Medalist Celebration

Made possible through the Generosity of The Thomas J. Beatson, Jr. Foundation

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST on Zoom

Join your fellow Medalists for this year’s Medalist Celebration, which will take place virtually on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Hear from clinicians and researchers from the Joslin Medalist Study and take part in a special medal presentation for your peers receiving their 75 and 80 year medals.

As the health and safety of our attendees is our primary concern, this event will take place virtually. If you had previously RSVP'd, please note that you are all set to attend virtually. If you would like to change your RSVP, please contact us at rsvpmedalist [at] joslin.harvard.edu or call 617-309-2412.

Click here to RSVP for the virtual event.

Honoring the memory of Thomas J. Beatson, Jr.

Thomas J. Beatson, Jr.

Thomas J. Beatson, Jr. led a busy and fulfilling life while managing his type 1 diabetes.  Diagnosed as a child in 1942, Tom became a strong advocate for research into type 1 diabetes. When Tom learned of the Medalist Study at Joslin he volunteered to participate, which led him to proudly receive his 50 year medal in 1996. Tom became one of Joslin’s most generous philanthropists supporting numerous programs. Tom passed away in 2016, a year before he would have received his 75 year medal. We continue to honor Tom during the Medalist Celebration and will always remember his kindness, loyalty and great smile.

Event Information

As the health and safety of our attendees is our primary concern, this event will take place virtually on Zoom. We recommend that you get a Zoom account if you don’t have one already. Setting up an account is easy and free!

  • Visit www.zoom.us and click “sign up” at the top right corner.  
  • Follow the instructions for creating an account.
  • Once you have created your account, you can now join the event. In the days leading up to the event, you will receive a Zoom link via email. Please click on that, use your Zoom username and password to sign in and you will be entered into the event.

How do I RSVP for the Medalist Celebration?

You can RSVP for the virtual event by clicking here. We will ask you for your name, the name of your guest, your address, phone number and email.

 

May I bring a guest with me to the Medalist Celebration?

Yes, Medalists are welcome to bring guests to join them on screen for the Medalist Celebration.

 

Why is this event taking place virtually?

The safety of our patients, employees and donors is of utmost importance to us. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, this event will take place virtually on Zoom.

 

How do I attend the event virtually?

Attending the event has never been easier! All you will need is a computer or phone and a Zoom account. Setting up an account is easy and free!

  • Visit www.zoom.us and click “sign up” at the top right corner.  
  • Follow the instructions for creating an account.
  • Once you have created your account, you can now join the event. In the days leading up to the event, you will receive a Zoom link via email. Please click on that, use your Zoom username and password to sign in and you will be entered into the event.

 

What is the agenda for the Medalist Celebration?

The Medalist Celebration will feature a number of scientific presentations from clinicians and researchers of the Joslin Medalist Study. In addition, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a special medal presentation as some of your peers receive their 75 and 80 year medals. More information will become available in the coming weeks.