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  • Jun 14 2017

    Webcast: How Sweet It Is: Navigating the World of Natural and Artificial Sweeteners

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

    Online

    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. Learning Objectives: Identify the commonly used types of natural, caloric sweeteners in the U.S. food supply; Recognize the types of artificial, non-nutritive sweeteners approved by the FDA for use in the U.S.; Be aware of the health risks and benefits of caloric and non-caloric sweetening agents as they relate to health and weight management in order to best inform your patients.

    NOTE: This event is from 3:00-3:45 p.m. EDT.

    For more information or to register visit http://www.Robard.com/2017Webcasts

    About our Speaker

    Laurie Shank, MS, RD, LDN

    Laurie Shank earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Shank presented her master’s program’s Evidence Analysis Graduate Project on the association of artificial sweeteners to weight, appetite, and metabolism. She then went on to present a lecture on artificial sweeteners at St Luke’s University Hospital’s annual Bariatric Symposium. Laurie has also earned a Certificate of Training in both pediatric and adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and has been a member of the AND’s Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group for many years. She has specialized in the field of bariatric nutrition for the past four years and has been a practicing lacto-ovo vegetarian for more than 20 years.

  • Jul 12 2017

    Webcast: The Relationship of Obesity Treatment and Population Health Management

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

    Online

    Population health has become one of the biggest topics of conversation in obesity management, and for good reason. Obesity is one of the biggest health issues affecting the country, and healthcare professionals must focus on the group just as much as the individual. However, how do you formulate care that is specific to the population, particularly in treating obesity? During this webcast, Advocate Weight Management’s Tricia Ligon will discuss population health and its correlation with obesity management. Learning Objectives: Understand the current barriers preventing successful population health management; Examine solutions and strategies from other successful population health management initiatives (smoking cessation, seat belts, etc.); Learn how the successful treatment of obesity impacts population health; Determine what data should be tracked to confirm the relationship between successful obesity treatment and population health management.

    NOTE: This event is from 3:00-3:45 p.m. EDT.

    For more information or to register visit http://www.Robard.com/2017Webcasts

    About our Speaker

    Tricia Ligon

    Tricia Ligon, Manager of Advocate Weight Management

    For 14 years, Tricia Ligon has managed the Advocate Weight Management program which is has been designated nationally as a Center of Excellence for Best Practices in Obesity Treatment. Currently, Tricia and her multidisciplinary team manage clinics at three Advocate sites, and provide weight management education groups and classes at seven other Advocate locations. Tricia regularly speaks on obesity and population health at the national level and provides CME lectures both locally and nationally, and she has the distinct honor of being a re-occurring panel expert in the Go Red for Women Campaign through the American Heart Association.

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