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 

Bariatric Advantage nutritional supplements and products are scientifically formulated to meet the specialized nutritional demands of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery or are following a medically supervised weight-loss program. We believe that through quality and adherence to scientific principles, we can help support a vision of life-long health for bariatric patients.

Body by Katzen – Dr. Timothy Katzen 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy Katzen is one of the most well-known and well-respected surgeons in both the Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA areas. With his specialized training and experience in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, he is fully qualified and highly skilled in performing the most popular types of plastic surgery, as well as the more obscure, complex cases, such as the removal of raw silicone injections. Over recent years, Dr. Katzen has become world-renowned for his 360 lower body lift surgery for post-bariatric patients. This procedure can be absolutely life-changing for patients who have accomplished one of the most difficult challenges in life — losing weight — but are still held back by the remaining extra tissue. Dr. Katzen is not simply a remarkably skilled surgeon — he is invested in his patients’ outcomes and gets joy from seeing them shine once they finally have the outward appearances they’ve dreamed of.


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

Stomp Out Obesity 5k Walk/Run


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