- Description of the MBSAQIP PUF (Participant Use File)
- Explanation of the process to obtain access to PUF by MBSAQIP accredited centers for research purposes
- Developing an understanding of the advantages and limitations of the bariatric clinical registry and PUF
- Evaluating research questions and research project designs based on PUF
The ASMBS round table lunches are designed to allow a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with faculty and other attendees in more of an informal-type instructional or discussion setting. The facilitators for each of these lunches will build a platform for discussion and networking and will answer any questions attendees might have. All round table lunches have a limit of 50 attendees. Register today before they are full!
Welcome and Introduction
Dana Telem, MD; Maher El Chaar, MD
Developing the appropriate bariatric research questions (Descriptive, Observational-Relational and Causal questions): what is appropriate ?
Benjamin L Clapp, MD
Value of MBSAQIP as a national registry for research purposes
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
Advantages of using a national clinical registry for research purposes
Kyle Thompson, Ph. D
Pitfalls and limitations of a clinical national registry
Pavlos Papasavas, MD