Portland 2018 - Sugar Surfing Workshop

Thank you for your interest in registering to attend a Sugar Surfing Workshop to be held in Portland, Oregon on September 8, 2018. Stephen W. Ponder, MD FAAP CDE will be your speaker and facilitator for this event.

Steve has been recognized for his impact on diabetes care as the 2018 Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). This organization represents more than 14,000 Certified Diabetes Educators located throughout the USA.

Register Now! Limited space available.

How to Register:

To register, click on Individual ($25), Two ($35) or Family ($50).

Then, click on "I want this". The registration system then asks you for your email address, name, zip code, and number of people attending and credit or debit card information.

We offer both college student and military discounts of $10 off your workshop ticket. There will be a 'Discount Code' box during the ticket purchasing process, enter either "college student" or "military", whichever is applicable to you to receive your discount. Please be prepared to show your college/military ID at check-in if you have chosen to take advantage of this special offer.

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Following Registration:

You will receive an email confirmation including a sample chapter. Chapter 5 - False Idols introduces you to a number of truths and dispels many myths about diabetes and should help you to understand some of the reasons behind the chaos that comes with managing diabetes with the traditional static approach.

If you do not receive your email confirmation in 4 hours, please check the SPAM FOLDER in your email. Your privacy settings may send it there. 

Information updates prior to the event will be sent to you via the email address that you use to register for this workshop.

Thank you!


We are currently seeking sponsors and exhibitors for this workshop. If you know a local sales representative or diabetes focused organization that you would like to see represented at the workshop please have them contact Allison Nimlos, Community Outreach Manager at allison@sugarsurfing.com

More Information:

The Sugar Surfing workshop will take place at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. Admission is $25 for an individual, $35 for two, and $50 per family of 3 or more. Child care is NOT provided at this event.

To learn more about "Sugar Surfing", go here, get a copy of the book, and go to the facebook page.

​Information updates prior to the event will be sent to you via the email address that you use to register for this workshop. Registration for this event closes September 7th or when the venue is sold out, whichever occurs first.


Sunset Presbyterian Church

14986 NW Cornell Road

Portland, OR 97229

(Google Maps)


On-site checkin and the exhibitor section open at 12:00pm.

The workshop will begin promptly at 1pm and ends at 4pm (includes 20 minute intermission)

Books will not be available for purchase at the event. If you are interested in the book signing please make your purchase in advance. Buy The Book

Donations Appreciated:

Donations are appreciated. Your financial support allows us to put on future workshops. It is through the kind support of others this workshop is made available to you at such a nominal cost.

Alternatively, you can use PayPal to donate any amount via the DONATE button at sugarsurfing.com. You can also mail a check. Just send an email to admin@sugarsurfing.com and ask for the mailing address.

All proceeds from workshops and book sales are used to further diabetes outreach and education programs.

Questions about the workshop should be sent to: allison@sugarsurfing.com

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Portland 2018 - Sugar Surfing Workshop