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CME courses on diabetes and weight management

ASCEND provides practical, CME-accredited content designed to improve the care of people living with diabetes and obesity worldwide. Watch experts including patients, share their clinical insights, talk through case studies, address frequently asked questions, and much more!

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What is ASCEND?

The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity (ASCEND) is a CME-accredited programme designed to improve the care of people with diabetes and obesity worldwide. Led by an international faculty, ASCEND provides practical, independent content about diabetes and weight management for medical practitioners.

20+ hours of interactive learning
Multi-language content in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, German
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ASCEND content

Short Course
Short Course
Short Course
Mini Podcast

Why join?

  • Our programme is led by world-renowned faculty
  • CME accredited, interactive innovative e-learning
  • Available across multiple platforms - learn on the go
  • Content available in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and German
"It is our hope that the ASCEND programme will inform and inspire you."
Martin J Abrahamson,
Chair of the ASCEND Steering Committee

"I really hope that by participating in this programme, you will feel empowered to better support your patients living with obesity..."
Rachel Batterham,
Previous Chair of the ASCEND Obesity Committee (until April 2023)
Accreditation statement

The Online Portal: ASCEND The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity, made available on and organized by International Medical Press (IMP), is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMSEACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at
Some activities are also designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™; this is specified on the individual courses.

What our learners say about the programme:

"The ASCEND programme teaches exactly what we need in our daily professional life."
"No word other than excellent.”
"I have learnt that the doctor's attitude is important. Set up the goal and communicate with the patient to work together."

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