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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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    Saturday, May 20 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Weight Maintenance and Probiotics

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    Jarrod Buchman from Bariatric Advantage will be talking about a clinically studied probiotic which may help individuals achieve body weight regulation by modifying gut microbiota composition, leading to the production of beneficial gut metabolites, and helping improve gut integrity.1-5


    1Putaala H, et al. Res Microbiol. 2008;159(9-10):692-698.

    2Amar J, et al. EMBO Mol Med. 2011;3(9):559-572.

    3Stenman LK, et al. Benef Microbes. 2014;5(4):437-445.

    4Stenman LK, et al. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2015;12(7):75.

    5Stenman LK, et al. EBioMedicine. 2016;13:190-200.

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    Jarrod Buchman

    Southeast Territory Sales Manager, Bariatric Advantage
    Jarrod Buchman has been in the field of Bariatrics for over 15 years. He started in 2002 where launched a Bariatric Surgery program in Jacksonville, FL. Over the course of 13 years, he assisted over 3000 patients on their journey both before and after surgery. Jarrod is also a... Read More →

    Saturday May 20, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Broadway I Plaza Level