Robard is pleased to offer informative webcasts for Weight Management Providers.

Please click one or more of the ‘Register’ button(s) below to reserve your spot in the sessions that interest you.

Upcoming Webcasts for Weight Management Professionals

How to Prepare and Conduct a Successful Orientation Session
Presented by MJ Matrazzo

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:00 PM - Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Webcast Series: (CUSTOMER-ONLY) You received your Robard product and attended a training session, so now what do you do to get patients/clients to join your program? Join us as we discuss best practices to run successful orientations and increase patient enrollment! The presentation will be 45 minutes with time reserved for your questions.


The First Order of Business: Reframing the Way You Look at Marketing, Management, and Motivation in the Age of Rapid Distraction
Presented by Tim Miles

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM - Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Webcast Series: Tim Miles talks about the worth and importance of being able to engage in proper marketing. This includes everything from explaining the systemic problem of chronic distraction to showing how and why it’s necessary to build a focused, foundational approach to internal and external marketing and advertising.


How Sweet It Is: Navigating the World of Natural and Artificial Sweeteners
Presented by Laurie Shank, MS, RD, LDN

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM - Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Webcast Series: Like it or not, sweeteners are a huge part of the American diet. Whether they come in natural or artificial form, you can find sweeteners in practically any food item in the United States. As a result, it is critical that healthcare professionals — particularly those working with overweight or obese individuals — are up-to-date on sweeteners and their impact on health and diet. To that end, please join us for a complimentary webcast on Wednesday, June 14, when Laurie Shank, MS, RD, LDN, will delve deeply into the subject of sweeteners. The presentation will be 45 minutes in duration with time for your questions.


Previously Recorded Webcasts

Brain Systems Underlying the Munchies
Presented by Alfonso Abizaid Ph,D

Recorded on: April 12, 2017
(Recording available until July 21, 2017)

Webcast Series:Join us as we discuss the problems associated with dieting, as well as identify hormonal mechanisms associated with the generation of appetite. We’ll then present how these hormones affect hypothalamic and extra-hypothalamic feeding circuits to increase the motivation to eat under normal and during stressful situations.


Patient and Practice Benefits of Starting a Medical Weight Loss Program
Presented by John Hernried, MD, FACP

Recorded on: March 8, 2017
(Recording available until June 16, 2017)

Webcast Series: Recognize the physical and mental health improvements in patients undergoing obesity treatment while exploring ways to leverage a medical weight loss program within the hospital and community to impact population health. Gain an understanding of the financial benefits for hospitals that offer a medical weight loss program.


Understanding Trauma: Healing others and ourselves within a Changing Healthcare System
Presented by Lisa Finley, RD

Recorded on: February 16, 2017
(Recording available until May 27, 2017)

Webcast Series: Join us as we discuss how the tools of mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, coaching and nonviolent communication promote healing and avoid re-traumatization in the healthcare setting and what healthcare professionals discover about their own needs for healing by using those tools in client interactions.


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