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The Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA.ORG) invites you to join us in Portland Oregon! Your participation at this annual fundraiser allows the WLSFA to make a difference in the lives of people with no access to the medical treament they need to overcome the disease of obesity. Dollars raised at this event fund grants and saves lives! We anticipate the largest gathering of weight loss surgery patients ever assembled. Together we can look forward to an event that will be life changing for attendees and those that benefit from the gathering our grant recipients!



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    Friday, May 19 • 11:00am - 11:45am
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    A nurse practitioner that coordinates a bariartic center, a registered dietician that has a clientele  that includes many WLS patients, a pharmacist, and a physician assistant (PA-C) who is also a patient will bring  to this session their vast amount of knowledge to help you along your pre and post life.  Come with questions in hand. 

    avatar for Reeger Cortell, MSN, FNP

    Reeger Cortell, MSN, FNP

    Weight Loss Surgery Podcast
    At her day job, Reeger Cortell is a family nurse practitioner focusing on pre and postoperative care of bariatric surgery patients at Southern Oregon Bariatric Center. However, if her name is familiar to you it may be because you have listened to her podcast, the Weight Loss Surg... Read More →
    avatar for Elizabeth Anderson MA, RDN, LD

    Elizabeth Anderson MA, RDN, LD

    Cracker Jack Nutrition
    Elizabeth began her career in… broadcast journalism as a reporter, producer and anchor in her native state of Maine. She decided to get a Master’s Degree in Nutrition after realizing health science was more her style than covering crime stories, snowstorms and (snooze-fest) board meetings. Elizabeth has been a registered and licensed dietitian for 15 years and loves every energizing minute. Her passion for weight management and bariatrics was born out of her own struggle with food, weight and that inner critic. Elizabeth strives to listen deeply, without judgment and help each person set free the glorious being held hostage by weight... Read More →
    avatar for Marina Suzuki, PharmD, PhD

    Marina Suzuki, PharmD, PhD

    Dr. Suzuki is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor at Pacific University School of Pharmacy. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care. She received her pharmacy education at Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University. She is passionate working with patients to achieve their therapeutic goals by providing education and advice on... Read More →

    Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
    Broadway I & II Plaza Level