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1.5 CME 1.5 CEU

Facilitators

Matthew M. Hutter, MD, MPH; Kimberley E. Steele, MD; Ranjan Sudan, MD; Wendy C. King, PhD

Overview:

During this informal roundtable, participants will discuss the activities of the ASMBS Research Committee, including the Research Grant Process and the key aspects of award winning grants. Participants will also discuss topics or potential opportunities to participate in Research Collaboratives with other ASMBS members.

Target Audience:

Any surgeon or integrated health member with research interests are welcome to attend, though potential collaborators with plans or interests in multi-center trials may just find other like-minded individuals in this session.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the hot topics of research in bariatric surgery
  • Determine an appropriate study design with adequate statistical power for a research question of interest
  • Describe how research assessment methods differ from clinical care records
  • Identify appropriate research collaborators and funding sources