Learning Objectives

  1. Description of the MBSAQIP PUF (Participant Use File)
  2. Explanation of the process to obtain access to PUF by MBSAQIP accredited centers for research purposes
  3. Developing an understanding of the advantages and limitations of the bariatric clinical registry and PUF
  4. 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!


12:00pm Welcome and Introduction
Dana Telem, MD; Maher El Chaar, MD
12:05pm Developing the appropriate bariatric research questions (Descriptive, Observational-Relational and Causal questions): what is appropriate ?
Benjamin L Clapp, MD
12:20pm Value of MBSAQIP as a national registry for research purposes
Teresa Fraker, MS RN
12:35pm Advantages of using a national clinical registry for research purposes
Kyle Thompson, Ph. D
12:50pm Pitfalls and limitations of a clinical national registry
Pavlos Papasavas, MD
1:05pm Open Discussion
1:30pm Adjourn