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Robard Educational Webinars

Here you can register and take part in educational webinars conducted by obesity treatment experts.

Upcoming Webinars


Surfing the Waves of Change with Style: 3 Steps to Growing Your Virtual Obesity Treatment Program

Thursday, September 24, at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Presented by Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD

Being able to virtually treat patients with obesity has clearly shifted from a ‘nice to have’ service to a hard requirement — but where do health care professionals begin? And if you’ve already implemented technology to interact with patients through telemedicine and video conferencing services, is their room for improvement? How do you keep patients engaged? What can your clinic do to really hit the online patient experience out of the park? Whatever your level of comfort with technology is, the future is here. Join us for this complimentary webinar when the Guthrie Clinic’s Chief Medical Information Officer & Bariatric Physician, Phillip Snider, DO, MS, RD, will walk you through the options and opportunities.

Past Webinars

The Impact of Obesity and Diabetes on COVID-19 Infection

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.

Behavioral Aspects of Obesity Management

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.

Common Characteristics & Best Practices of Successful Weight Management Programs

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.

Techniques to Improve Obesity Program Retention, Outcomes & Profit

Christian Zamora
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.

Recognizing, Addressing and Treating Obesity in Women’s Health

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.

Do As I Say: How to Handle the Non-Compliant Obesity Patient

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.

Mindful Eating: How it can help your Patients with Obesity Change their Relationship with Food

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.

Weight Loss Maintenance Strategies for Patients with Obesity

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.

Fat Shaming: Undressing the Body Bias in Medicine

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).

Talking to Patients about Obesity: Opening THAT Conversation

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.

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery without the Surgery?

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.

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