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 focused on tackling the obesity epidemic.

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Educational conferences, like Robard’s Annual CME/CEU Conference, offer knowledge and training for managing overweight patients. And with that, physicians gain confidence in their ability to treat and change patient behavior. That is the key.

Robard Corporation formally announced today its 3rd Annual Continuing Education (CME/CEU) Conference, The Science and Business of Weight Management for the New or Experienced Practitioner. The conference, which begins on July 21, 2011, in Philadelphia, 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.

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.” Currently, an estimated 65% of the United States’ population is overweight, including a third of our youth. Furthermore, George Washington University researchers recently concluded that the annual cost for an obese woman is $4,879, while American men pay an additional $2,646 to carry their extra weight. This includes medical bills, extra sick days, lower productivity, and even extra gas. It does not include lost wages from premature death, which brings the cost up to $8,365.

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.

This year’s Robard funded CME/CEU conference features over 13 nationally recognized lecturers, including Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., Gary D. Foster, Ph.D., James S. Skinner, Ph.D., and John Hernried, M.D., F.A.C.P., who will focus on practical applications that are grounded in their real-world experiences treating obese and overweight individuals. Their presentations, in addition to four intimate Breakout Sessions and a slew of other lectures, will offer indispensible information and business management strategies.

“Education and networking can help physicians overcome the barriers to treating obesity in their practices,” says Robert F. Kushner, M.D., M.S., Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a speaker at this year’s conference. “Educational conferences, like Robard’s Annual CME/CEU Conference, offer knowledge and training for managing overweight patients. And with that, physicians gain confidence in their ability to treat and change patient behavior. That is the key.”

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.

Robard’s first and second annual Continuing Education (CME/CEU) Conferences sold out, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Dannemiller and the Center for Healthcare Improvement acknowledge an unrestricted educational grant from Robard Corporation in support of this CME activity.

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.

Contact: Jennifer McClure
Company: Robard Corporation
Tel: 888.519.1192, ext. 3012
Email: JenMcClure(at)WeightConference(dot)com
http://www.WeightConference.com

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