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Join us during our scheduled breaks (excluding Wednesday’s lunch) for the Presidential Grand Rounds, featuring live presentations of abstracts. The panel includes an ASMBS Past President and fellows. Stop by the exhibit hall to watch these live presentations covering a diverse range of topics and findings. Expand your knowledge, foster collaborations, and stay updated on the latest advancements in metabolic and bariatric surgery.

3:10pm A030 Identifying the ideal STOP-Bang screening score for obstructive sleep apnea among bariatric surgery patients: resource utilization, healthcare cost, and delays in treatment.
Authors: Andrew J. Kim, MD MS; Mia Turbati, BS; Tammy Kindel, MD/PhD; Rana Higgins, MD
Presenter: Andrew J. Kim, MD MS
3:16pm A086 The Path Not Taken: Influence of Referral Type and Sociodemographic Factors on Completion of Bariatric Surgery  
Authors: Catherine Valukas, MD MS; Joseph Sanchez, MD; Dominic Vitello, MD; Whitney N Jones, MD MBA; Joanne Prinz, RN BSN; Joe Feinglass, PhD; Eric Hungness, MD; Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD MEd
Presenter: Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD MEd
3:22pm A174 Development of a Novel Venous Thromboembolic Event (VTE) Risk Assessment Model for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patients with Higher Predictive Capability Using MBSAQIP 2015-2021: VCRM (VTE Calculator to Reduce Mortality).
Authors: Maher El Chaar, MD FACS FASMBS; Paul A Karam, MD; Luis Alvarado, MD; Andrew Lin, MD; Ben Clapp, MD; Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD; Tanujit Dey, PhD
Presenter: Maher El Chaar, MD FACS FASMBS
3:28pm A251 Robotic ATLAS (Advanced Training in Laparoscopic Suturing): Development of a Curriculum for Advanced Suturing in the Robotic Platform and Establishment of Proficiency Benchmarks
Authors: Deanna Plewa, DO; Nicholas Jonas, MD; Amber Chen-Goodspeed, MD; Madhuri Nagaraj, MDMS; Jian Zheng, MD; Heather Ford, MD; Andrew Nejad, MD; Adnan Alseidi, MD; Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD PhD; Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD; Iman Ghaderi, MD; Daniel Scott, MD
Presenter: Deanna Plewa, DO
3:34pm A331 Hospital Admissions for Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in the Bariatric and Obese population: A Nationwide Case/Control analysis.
Authors: David Romero Funes, MD; Raul Rosenthal, MD; Pauline Aeschbacher, MD; Roberto J Valera, MD; David Gutierrez Blanco, MD; Piper M Brett, MS; Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD; Samuel Szomstein, MD FACS FASMBS
Presenter: David Romero Funes, MD