About ASCEND

The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity (ASCEND) is a CME-accredited programme designed to improve care of people living with diabetes and obesity worldwide. Led by an international faculty, ASCEND provides independent interactive e-learning that will enable health care professionals to provide patient-centred care.

The entire ASCEND curriculum is designed for physicians and specialists in primary care/general practice, family medicine specialists and those in internal medicine with a special interest in diabetes/obesity. ASCEND supports those who are committed to improving care for people with diabetes, obesity and related cardiovascular disorders. In particular, those who are interested in learning about new clinical approaches that can make a difference to patient outcomes.

"ASCEND supports those who are committed to improving care for people with diabetes, obesity and related cardiovascular disorders.”

Martin J Abrahamson

Chair of the ASCEND Steering Committee

Rachel Batterham

Chair of ASCEND Obesity

Sean Wharton

Wharton Medical Clinic, Canada

"ASCEND programme participants can earn EACCME credits (EMECs) and obtain certificates for these credits.

To earn 1x EACCME credit you will need to collect 12 ASCEND points..."

Furthermore, ASCEND programme participants can earn EACCME credits (EMECs) and obtain certificates for these credits. To earn 1x EACCME credit you will need to collect 12 ASCEND points which you earn by completing learning activities and passing the associated short questions. Each learning activity is associated with ASCEND points based on estimated learning time and complexity. You can see how many ASCEND points each learning activity is worth and how long the activity will take before you start so you can tailor your learning to the time you have available.

The Academy for Science and Continuing Education in Diabetes and Obesity (ASCEND) is a CME-accredited programme organized by International Medical Press (IMP) and is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide CME activities for medical specialists.