National Making a Difference Conference 

About the Conference 

Join Us in Las Vegas!

March 11-13th, 2022

At a WLSFA Bariatric Patient Conference you can expect to celebrate your health with your peers. Whether you have had surgery or are somewhere in the process, or you are celebrating with someone on their WLS journey, there is something for you and you will gain education, inspiration, confidence, and support. You will walk away inspired, motivated and with a larger support system than you started with. Come and be a part of change, gain knowledge from experienced professionals, and enjoy non-scale victories right at the conference. It’s a time for sharing and caring, living and learning and lifting up the entire bariatric community.


You may have been to many bariatric meetings and conventions, so why is the WLSFA Making a Difference Bariatric Patient Conference one that you must not miss?

Here are some great reasons:

  • We strive to provide an intimate environment that is conducive to discussions and interactions that will prove satisfying and beneficial to you.
  • We structure the schedule to include quality time and interaction with our audience.
  • We locate the session rooms close to the exhibit area.
  • We include places for people to gather casually in the exhibit area to further promote interaction.
  • We plan networking opportunities at receptions and outdoor activities between our speakers, attendees, and commercial supporters.
  • We are a 100% volunteer led 501 C3 and all of our profits go towards funding weight loss surgery grants which gives you a part in helping to save a life through your exhibitor and sponsor fees.
  • We partner together with you to provide life-saving weight loss surgeries.

Join us today and let’s make a difference!


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Bariatric Advantage 

Since 2002, Bariatric Advantage has supported the healthcare practitioner in the prevention of nutritional deficiencies in bariatric patients. Through science-based, patient-focused research, we ensure our products have the right amount of nutrients in a bioavailable form that taste great, so your patients require fewer supplements per day. Bariatric Advantage is committed to the patients, surgeons, support groups and other allied medical professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping improve the lives of patients. Our philosophy is simple: gather scientific data, provide this data to medical and nutritional experts for their review and analysis, then use this process to guide us in our development of unique nutritional supplements.

Bariatric Advantage is widely recognized as the market leader in “targeted nutrition” solely developed to meet the micronutrient replacement needs of the weight-loss surgery patient. Bariatric Advantage has been a part the Corporate Council for ASMBS Corporate since 2003 and the Corporate Council for the National Association of Bariatric Nursing since 2005 and has supported the growing market of bariatric and metabolic surgery. Through our quality, approach, and service we have the tools to support you and drive patient adherence through patient education and office support, enhanced digital presence, and eCommerce platforms, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Dr. Timothy Katzen 

Award-winning and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is proud to offer a comprehensive range of aesthetic procedures to women and men at his esteemed facilities in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV. Having been featured on a number of television programs, such as TLC’s The Real Skinny and Discovery Health’s The Incredible Shrinking Woman, he has gained recognition for his advanced after weight loss surgery techniques. The most notable of these techniques is his trademark 360 circumferential body lift, which he has performed for numerous patients to help them fully realize their post-weight loss body goals. Dr. Katzen cares deeply for each of his patients and actively involves them in the decision-making process of their personalized surgical treatment plans. This is to ensure that their unique concerns are addressed and goals met.


Specializing in treatments for the body, breast, face, and skin, Dr. Katzen offers a range of procedures that are specially tailored to suit each patient’s unique situation. Of these numerous surgeries and services, Dr. Katzen is especially sought out for his work with lower body lifts (employing his 360 circumferential body lift technique), arm lifts, thigh lifts, tummy tucks, and high-definition liposuction using VASER. He also frequently performs breast augmentations, breast lifts, and provides a range of nonsurgical treatments at his offices in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Katzen has achieved international fame for his after weight loss surgery techniques, which involve excising unwanted skin to contour the body and create a trimmer, tauter shape. Due to his high level of skill and respect, he has even been featured on a number of television programs that document patients’ journeys with skin removal surgery following tremendous weight loss.


The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

101 MonteLago Blvd.
Henderson, NV 89011

Set against the peaceful backdrop of sunny Henderson, Nevada, The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers endless opportunities for recreation, exploration and relaxation. This hotel is just a short drive from the energy of the Las Vegas Strip, but offers an atmosphere of calm that feels a world away. Stretch out in spacious rooms and suites with modern technology and design. Invigorate your body with a treatment at g Aveda Spa Lago, make a splash at the two-level Nuala Pool or maintain your wellness with a visit to the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Arrange a tee time at one of two championship golf courses, both of which are moments away; each offers exceptional play and stunning Lake Las Vegas views. Varied dining options are highlighted by the award-winning Marssa Steak & Sushi, serving the finest quality ingredients like Certified Angus Beef and Wagyu Steaks.


McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Airport Phone: +1 702-261-5411

Hotel direction: 13.9 miles E

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Uber; fee: 35 USD (one way); on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD (one way)

Driving directions

Exit airport following signs for Henderson 215 East and follow until the highway turns into Lake Mead Parkway. Follow approx 4 miles and turn left into Lake Las Vegas.

Special Events

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