Adventist Medical Center Dietician Selected to Speak for Regional Conference

May 30, 2012
Robyn Velander, Registered Dietician

Robyn Velander, Registered Dietician

Adventist Medical Center ’s Registered Dietitian Robyn Velander, RD, LD will be the guest speaker for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s 2012 educational seminar on Thursday, May 31. Velander, will address the impact nutrition has on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for both adults and kids. It is estimated that 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

The educational program is designed for patients, families and caregivers throughout the Northwest living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. “It’s an honor to share the latest research on nutrition choices for adults and kids living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,” states Velander who has been caring for patients with dietary challenges for the past 10 years.

The Nutrition and IBD conference is free and will be hosted at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center. For more information call 425-451-8455.

To find a physician trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn’s and Colitis diseases, call Adventist Medical Center at 503-251-4000.

About Adventist Medical Center (AMC)

Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. It is home to Adventist Health-Portland which includes more than 30 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health , a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 21,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 18 hospitals, more than 135 clinics (rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.


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