Robard Educational Webinars
Here you can register and take part in educational webinars conducted by obesity treatment experts.
Practice Productivity: How to do More with Less while Positively Impacting your Team and Patient Weight Loss Outcomes
Presented by Karol Clark, MSN, RN
It happens to nearly everyone: You start your week with great goals, intentions and a plan of action. Then, at the end of the day, it seems as if all you did was put out fires. This cycle can be broken for you, your team and your patients with obesity. And the answer is usually not to throw more resources at the problem. In this complimentary webinar, Weight Loss Practice Builder CEO Karol Clark, MSN, RN, breaks down what practice productivity is all about and how you can do more with less while creating predictable peace and performance for you and your team while improving outcomes for your patients with obesity.
Presented by Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD
On this complimentary webinar, Dr. Phillip Snider will discuss how stress, eating, and exercise affect your patients with obesity. He’ll identify ways that stress shapes the habits of your patients, and how it impacts the brain and body. Finally, Snider will review strategies to help you treat your patients struggling with weight effectively by assisting them to overcome their habits, heal their bodies, and prevent further harm.
Presented by Peter Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA
Some obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, are well known, not only in the medical community but also to the greater public. However, other health conditions with equally severe consequences are less frequently discussed — and unfortunately, those at high risk may be unaware of the potential impact. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and/or Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) linked to obesity are prime examples. In this webinar, Peter H. Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA, will discuss both conditions as well as the effects of a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) on patients with NAFLD and NASH.
Presented by Nick Graves, BS, ACSM-Exercise Physiologist
Exercise is medicine, and it can help improve the many physiological changes caused by obesity. Join us for this complimentary webinar when INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital’s Exercise Physiologist, Nick Graves, discusses exercise and its countless benefits for your patients with obesity.
Presented by Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD
Health care providers on the front lines of obesity treatment face a multitude of challenges; however, there are foundational underpinnings of successful weight management programs that can be employed to drive an effective program for both patients and providers. Join The Guthrie Clinic’s Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD, for a complimentary webinar during which he will share his personal, hands-on experience treating patients with obesity and running a successful medical weight loss program.
Presented by John Hernried, MD, FACP
It has been six long months since cities throughout the United States began initiating massive statewide shutdowns to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since then, we have learned a lot about the disease and how it affects humans, but there still remains a great deal that we don’t know. On Thursday, September 10, join Dr. John Hernried for a complimentary webinar when he will review the newest information on the impact of obesity and diabetes on COVID-19 infection.
Presented by Christopher Case, MD
Review recently published articles conducted in the metabolic wards. Discuss how to translate and implement these conclusions in the obesity clinic with practical weight maintenance and weight loss techniques
Presented by Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a high prevalence of burnout and mental health concerns with healthcare providers. More than ever, self-care for healthcare workers — including those treating patients with obesity — is critical. Join us on Tuesday, October 27, when Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS, will walk you through strategies to manage stress and prevent burnout so that you can preserve your own health while helping your patients improve theirs.
Presented by Patrick M. O’Neil, Ph.D.
Transforming a patient’s diet is just one component of a multidisciplinary obesity treatment program. In order for there to be sustained weight loss, incorporating demonstrated behavioral strategies is critical to the program’s success. Join Medical University of South Carolina’s Dr. Patrick M. O’Neil at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, August 27, when he invites fellow professionals to take a deep dive into behavioral aspects of obesity management.
Leave Your Feelings at the Door: Handling the Feelings of You and Your Patients While Treating Obesity
Presented by Melinda J. Cail, MD, FAAFP
When it comes to treating patients with obesity, keeping feelings and emotions in check can be daunting for both the patient and health care provider. And, if you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. Combined with the vulnerability that comes with treatment, there are many raw emotions in play. But if you can identify them, and learn how to constructively address them, it can lead to a positive and productive experience all the way around. To assist health care professionals with understanding the complex social, emotional, and physical nature of treating obesity, join Dr. Melinda Cail for this complimentary 30-minute webinar.
Presented by Jay Satinksy
For more than 30 years, Jay Satinsky has developed an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience in the sales and business aspects of assisting health care providers in medical weight management program setup, development and growth. In his role at Robard Corporation, he works with many of the largest hospital and health care systems in the country, as well as medical weight loss and bariatric surgery providers, commercial and franchise weight loss companies, large group practices and independent physicians. His vast experience in these varied distribution channels allows him to observe and understand the common characteristics and best practices that crossover each segment of a weight management business. The result — to the betterment of all his customers — is actionable, field-tested know-how that has allowed obesity treatment programs to grow and prosper for more than three decades. During this 30-minute webinar, Jay will dive into these commonalities during an event that’s not to be missed by any health care professional treating patients with obesity.
When treating obesity, heath care professionals will often cite retention as one of the biggest challenges they face on the road to better patient outcomes. However, keeping patients with obesity ‘on point’ is just one part of a bigger puzzle in a successful program. Patient retention also affects the profitability of a practice. Join us for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, July 16, when Christian Zamora, Director of Marketing & Business Development for The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss, will discuss strategies and tactics to improve retention for better patient outcomes and optimal practice revenue.
Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP
A multitude of women’s health issues, including infertility, perimenopause and depression, can be improved with moderate weight loss. However, health care providers rarely address these issues from that perspective. Why? Join us for a 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, June 30, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), when Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP, will discuss how health providers can overcome barriers to discussing weight issues with their patients.
Melinda J. Cail, MD, FAAFP
When it comes to treating obesity, one of the most common challenges health care providers face is patient compliance. Join Robard for a complimentary 40-minute webinar on Thursday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), when Melinda J. Cail, MD, FAAFP, will discuss how to better understand and handle non-compliant patients with obesity.
Presented by Dr. Claudia Huegel
The effect of mindfulness on health continues to evolve as science delves deeper into the practice. As research and studies continue, how can health care professionals adopt mindfulness – or mindful eating – to help patients with obesity? Join us for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, May 28, when Dr. Claudia Huegel reviews the current research.
Presented by Christopher Case, MD
According to an article featured in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, “long-term weight management of obesity remains a very difficult task, associated with a high risk of failure and weight regain. However, many people report that they have successfully managed weight loss maintenance in the long-term.” In fact, a “multidisciplinary approach based on lifestyle modification has the potential to address several obstacles to reach the optimum long-term management of obesity.” Health care professionals looking learn more about how to improve lasting outcomes for patients with obesity are invited to join us for a 50-minute complimentary webinar, presented by Christopher Case, MD, a board certified endocrinologist practicing at Jefferson City Medical Group in Missouri.
3 Part Webinar Series: Rescuing Your Practice, Serving Your Patients with Obesity and Creating a Stronger Tomorrow
Presented by Karol Clark, CEO, Author
P1. Keeping Patients with Obesity Emotionally Engaged and on Track During Social Separation
P2. Serving Your Patients with Obesity: Social Messaging in the Age of Social Distancing
P3. Treating Obesity: Ensure Practice Viability Now & Create a Stronger, More Profitable Practice for the Future
Incorporating Medical Weight Loss into your Practice to Increase Satisfaction for you and your Patients
Presented by John Hernreid
As the obesity epidemic grows in scope, the medical treatment of patients with obesity is more vital than ever. Yet beyond improving patient health, quality of life, and outcomes, the benefits of adding medical obesity treatment services to a practice or hospital system are profound. By closing the loop on a referral system that allows health care professionals to consolidate the continuum of care throughout an organization, treating obesity can have a substantial impact on retention, referrals and revenue. During this 45-minute complimentary webinar, Dr. John Hernried – a leading voice in the treatment of obesity – will discuss the importance of addressing this mounting health crisis, and how the advantages of doing so – for both the patient and provider – are too significant to ignore.
Presented by Jen Caudle
As seen on the TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, CNN, FOX News, Rachael Ray, and more, Dr. Jen Caudle is one of the most visible physicians in America and appears in the homes of millions every week on television and in print discussing health topics. During this 50-minute webinar, Dr. Caudle will discuss “Fat Shaming: Undressing the Body Bias in Medicine,” a critically important topic for all health care providers who treat patients with obesity.
The Business of Bariatrics: Creating a Program that Generates Optimal Outcomes for Your Patients & Profitability for Your Practice
Presented by Karol Clark
Based upon a case study for a weight loss center with a solo practitioner that consistently grosses revenues of $30K-$40K/month, best-selling author Karol Clark will take a deep dive into the business of bariatrics during a 45-minute live webinar on January 28, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time).
Presented by Angela Golden
Initiating a conversation about a patient’s weight can be challenging. Discussing obesity can be an awkward and difficult conversation for both parties — but the evidence is clear and unavoidable: A health care provider’s recommendation to a patient to address their weight is unquestionably effective. To alleviate some of the potential discomfort in having these talks with your patients, please join us on January 21, when Angela Golden will explore multiple techniques to initiate a conversation with your patients about obesity.
Presented by Valerie Sutherland, MD
Robard Corporation invites you to a 45-minute webinar on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), when Valerie Sutherland, MD, will discuss gaps in current clinical treatment pathways for patients with obesity which may be filled by a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD).
Webinar: The Importance, Safety & Effectiveness of Meal Replacements in the Treatment of Obesity: A Dietitian’s Perspective
Tuesday, September 24, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Presented by Heather Boyd, RDN, CSOWM, CDE
Heather Boyd, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Weight Management and Obesity, and a Certified Diabetes Educator from Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Medical Weight Loss Program in Frederick, Maryland, will discuss the use of meal replacements in the treatment of patients with obesity.