Annual Conference to Educate New or Experienced Practitioners on the Science and Business of Weight Management

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3rd Annual Robard Corporation-funded Continuing Education Conference, to be held in Philadelphia on July 21-23, 2011, to feature nationally recognized lecturers, including Gary D. Foster, PhD, focused on tackling the obesity epidemic.

Robard’s annual conference is a valuable opportunity for medical providers to convene and discuss the mounting obesity epidemic.

Robard Corporation’s 3rd Annual Continuing Education (CME/CEU) Conference, The Science and Business of Weight Management for the New or Experienced Practitioner, will begin on July 21, 2011, in Philadelphia, and will focus on the operational and treatment skills, techniques, and strategies healthcare professionals need to successfully open a new weight loss facility or enhance a current weight management program.

One of the 13 featured speakers at this year’s conference, Gary D. Foster, PhD, has performed extensive research in the prevention and treatment of obesity. As the Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education, and Professor, Medicine and Public Health, at Temple University in Philadelphia, he studies a variety of treatment approaches including behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and surgery. He evaluates obesity prevention strategies in schools and communities. His current research studies include the prevention of obesity in school and community settings.

Robard’s annual conference is a valuable opportunity for medical providers to convene and discuss the mounting obesity epidemic,” says Foster. “This CME/CEU conference will provide a great opportunity to learn about the latest in research and treatment advances to improve the care of the millions of Americans who are struggling with excess weight.”

Having authored or coauthored more than 125 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity, Dr. Foster will deliver a presentation on childhood obesity at this year’s Continuing Education Conference, describing the prevalence, consequences, and evidence-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.”

Obesity is an epidemic of mounting proportions. The World Health Organization reports that, “Globally, there are more than 1 billion overweight adults, at least 300 million of them clinically obese.” As a nation, we are on a mission to combat obesity. The emergence of the NFL’s Play 60 program and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign have made headlines by focusing on giving parents the tools they need to keep their families healthy, helping individuals to identify manageable choices to fit their schedules, and by making healthy choices an affordable option for all.

Healthcare professionals are in a unique position to improve the quality of life for individuals who are obese and overweight. As the obesity epidemic progresses, healthcare professionals should look toward educational forums to learn about the latest research advances, operational and treatment skills, techniques and strategies needed to successfully open a new weight management facility or enhance an existing program. To that end, Robard Corporation, through its Annual Continuing Education (CME/CEU) Conference, is pushing for education and providing an opportunity for networking and the exchange of essential knowledge.

For more information about Robard Corporation or the 3rd Annual Continuing Education (CME/CEU) Conference, The Science and Business of Weight Management for the New or Experienced Practitioner, visit http://www.WeightConference.com, or call Jennifer McClure at 888.519.1192, ext. 3012.

About Robard Corporation:

Since 1976, Robard Corporation integrates scientific research with market vision to research, design and develop comprehensive weight management programs and nutritional products that enable its business partners to deliver high-quality, life-changing care to their consumers.

Robard’s business development team works directly with their partners to grow their businesses, providing business planning, marketing solutions and operational support nationwide to corporations, hospital networks, physician practices, medical weight loss clinics, surgical facilities, and others.

Robard’s team of food scientists, nutritionists and behaviorists stay at the forefront of innovation to develop products and programs, resulting in over 100 delicious nutritional products.

Robard Corporation is a subsidiary of Food Sciences Corporation.

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