Transcending The Template is an educational programme comprising a symposium and subsequent online case study clinics. ----- Symposium at the 52nd EASD Annual Meeting on 12 September 2016, Munich, Germany: Join Professor Silvio Inzucchi and Professor David Matthews for this CME-accredited symposium, aiming to improve clinical practice in optimising treatment strategies for patients with diabetes. • Assessing the latest diabetes guidelines targets; and individualising and optimising treatment targets to fit the patient from the start• Appropriate pharmacologic strategies for patients with diabetes and a rationale for selection of specific therapeutic classes and drug combinations per patient profile• The management of difficult patient profiles with complex comorbidities and other conditions falling outside of standard practice guidelines• Current recommendations for escalation of diabetes therapies in cases of disease worsening or treatment failure, including choice and timing of combination therapies• Practical ways to address issues such as low patient motivation and adherence----- Online Case Study Clinics:Anyone not attending EASD 2016 can still benefit by registering for these expert-led, CME-accredited webinars. Complex patient cases can be submitted and discussed during the interactive online clinics. Register your interest on the Transcending the Template website to be notified when the clinics are launched.