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Guest Spotlight: Annie Finstein A Message to the Medical Community

By Beth Davis Heppenstall on Tue, Feb 5, 2019 | 5 min read

Rounding out our Study Voices panel for BBK's keynote “Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?” is panelist, Annie Finstein. She is looking forward to sharing her experience as a patient and participant in a clinical research study on February 19 at the SCOPE conference. 

Annie was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2000 at nine years old. After trying all available medications approved for pediatric patients at that time, she participated in a pediatric study at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Now in her late 20s, she enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, cooking and gardening at her home in Boston. Annie is committed to making a difference and connects with other patients impacted by Crohn’s disease by running half marathons with Team Challenge, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s endurance training and fundraising program.Annie_Finstein

What was most rewarding to you as a participant in a clinical research study?

It was most rewarding to know that I was helping advance the treatment of Crohn’s disease for pediatric patients, and that my participation might not only help me but also other kids suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Patient Engagement, Patient Centricity, Patient Advocacy, Conferences, clinical trials, Patient, Patient Experience

Guest Spotlight: Dr. Linda Glaser How Do You Define Patient Engagement?

By Beth Davis Heppenstall on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 | 3 min read

We are excited to introduce one of our dynamic keynote panelists, Linda A. Glaser, MD, PhD of Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA.

Linda will be sharing her site voice and insights at BBK’s Pharma15 Live! debate series at the 10th Annual SCOPE Summit on Feb 19.

While pursuing a successful career in private practice, Linda’s passion for research lead her to establish Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc. in Santa Monica. The practice specializes in clinical trials across many therapies, from diabetes to hypertension to pain management. As Medical Director, she understands the patient experience and medical site needs. As a business owner, she also understands the importance of adaptability, efficiencies and overcoming operational challenges.

What is most rewarding to you as you consider your contribution to clinical trial research?

The ability to help advance science and treat disease.

How do you define patient engagement? What does that term mean to you?

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Physician Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, clinical research, Patient Experience, Pharma15

Guest Spotlight: Gerald Dryden Site Feasibility and Protocol Design

By Beth Davis Heppenstall on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 | 5 min read

BBK’s signature Pharma15 Live! web series is coming to the 10th Annual SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives. On February 19, Bonnie A. Brescia, BBK’s founding principal, will moderate a panel during the conference’s plenary keynote program on the topic of “Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?” 

We are pleased to introduce one of our panelists, Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr., MD, PhD, MSPH, MSc of University of Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Gerald Dryden

Dr. Gerald “Tad” Dryden is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.  He earned his MD at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY, and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He then completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA.  During his tenure at the University of Louisville, he earned a Master of Science in Public Health, a Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology, and a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Dryden’s research interests include developing new therapies from botanical sources and new medical devices to improve endoscopic care.

What is most rewarding to you as you consider your contribution to clinical trial research?

It is very rewarding when I am involved with a drug from the ground up -- seeing research patients benefit from the drug, then eventually being able to prescribe it to my clinic patients.

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Physician Referrals, Patient Engagement, Site Support, Patient, Patient Experience, Pharma15

New eBook: Why and How Emerging Biopharmaceutical Companies Can Do More with Less

By Aaron Fleishman on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 | 1 min read

Ensuring Successful Enrollment of Your Clinical Trials

The market has never been more competitive for small- and mid-size biopharmaceutical companies. While your company may not have the resources or depth of experience as the larger companies, with the right strategies you can find yourself better positioned to deliver results faster and with less expense to reach your clinical trial enrollment goals.

In this free, downloadable ebook, we offer solutions 

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Patient Engagement, eBook, Technology, Trends, global patient recruitment

The Impact a Travel Program Can Have on Your Patient Recruitment and Engagement Success

By BBK Worldwide on Mon, Jan 7, 2019 | 2 min read

When it comes to the benefits travel programs offer in support of clinical trials, opinions are varied. In a recent article published in International Clinical Trials, BBK’s Hannu Koski and Rob Laurens present compelling data with industry insights. “Talking Travel” looks at the appeal travel assistance programs have from the patients’ perspective.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Trends, Patient Travel, Patient, Patient Experience, Patient Data

Pharma15 Live! Special: The Caregiver's Caregiver

By Danielle Frate on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 | 2 min read

So much of the focus of clinical trial participation is on the patient and reducing site staff burden. But sometimes we forget about the role of the caregiver. After all, it is usually the caregiver driving the patient to their appointments, managing medication schedules, taking notes at doctor’s appointments, and much more. It makes you wonder: who is the caregiver’s caregiver? Enter Zaggo, a non-profit organization that provides the tools caregivers need to take care of their loved one as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Zaggo was born out of the experience of its founder and president, Roberta Carson, after she was thrust into the role of caregiver for her son Zachary during his 27-month battle with pediatric brain cancer.

Topics: Patient Experience, Pharma15, Most Viewed

The Legos of Software Coding

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! jumped at the chance to hear SnapIoT’s Ed Triebell discuss his company’s ground-breaking product, a software platform which allows users to seamlessly connect any smart device to any mobile device—and to any cloud.  

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, clinical research, clinical trials, Pharma15, digital, provisional device, devices, BYOD

This Post Has A Puppy In It!

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! simply could not resist speaking with Jae Chung, founder of the “Turbo Tax for clinical trials start-up,” goBalto - and his furry friend, the Siberian Husky puppy aptly named Balto. Chung discussed his company’s mission to automate the laborious manual processes related to clinical trial start-up. 

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, clinical research, clinical trials, Pharma15, digital, Puppies

Apptomics: Entering the World of Digital Therapeutics

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 | 1 min read

Georgia Mitsi spoke with BBK Worldwide’s Aaron Fleishman about her company’s newest app E.V.A — an engagement platform for patients who suffer from chronic neurological conditions. Says Mitsi: “It’s about evaluate, validate and act.”

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, clinical research, clinical trials, Pharma15, Most Viewed, digital, provisional device, devices, BYOD

The Digital Explosion

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Nov 6, 2018 | 1 min read

During this year’s DPharm 2018, Pharma15 Live! met up with Hassan Kadhim, senior associate director and head of IT clinical trial planning and management at Boehringer Ingelheim, before his presentation on the company’s novel remote clinical trial in the respiratory space. Kadhim reflected about the huge changes that he’s seen in the industry just in the past year. 

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, clinical research, clinical trials, Pharma15, digital

 
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