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SCOPE - Summit For Clinical Ops Executives


BBK Worldwide will be bringing its patient recruitment and engagement expertise back to SCOPE for the 11th year in a row. 

Join us for our keynote presentation on day one of the conference, or stop by our booth to engage with our experts.

Please check back for more details.

WEBINAR Clinical Trial Engagement: Does the Promise of New Technologies Live Up to the Hype?

Hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute, this webinar will tackle the myth that new technologies inherently equal improved outcomes within the context of patient and site engagement. It will leverage findings from BBK’s Study Voices, Volume 3 survey which examines patient, physician, and study sponsor perspectives on new technologies and their usage. It will delve into the age-old debate over whether technology or content is more important for driving innovation and where to invest for maximum benefit.

Data presented will empower clinical trial sponsors with insight to help them evaluate new technologies and determine the best strategic approach for clinical trial enrollment and engagement success.

Please check back for registration details.

DPharm: Disruptive Innovations


Visit our Booth - #8

We'll be showcasing our best-in-class products and technology innovations, and our experts will be on-hand to answer all your questions.

Join our Presentation - 11:45 a.m. Track B: Innovative Source & Solutions

Our experts will share how we are leveraging survey data from our Study Voices initiative to improve the patient experience.

Moderated by: Sandra Freeman, Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations, Johnston and Johnson

The 9th annual DPharm program covers the full spectrum of clinical research, including virtual trials, digital applications, real-world data, big data management, AI applications, MAPs, EHR eSource operations, patient-centric strategies, new business models, collaborations, and technologies. 



Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting

BBK Worldwide returns to the DIA Global Annual Meeting for its 19th straight year! Stop by and visit us at booth #1440, or join us at one of the following sessions. 

The Female Perspective on the Clinical Trial Patient Experience

- Track 15: A DIA Engage & Exchange Workshop

  • Bonnie A. Brescia, Founding Principal, Corporate Development Officer
  • Monday, June 24 at 10:10 a.m.

Myth, Urban Legend, and an Element of Truth: Unwrapping Innovation in Enrollment, Recruitment, and Retention

- Track 2: Clinical Trials and Clinical Operations

  • Matt Kibby, Principal, President
  • Monday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m.

Bonnie and Matt will be available at our booth following their sessions.

The DIA Global Annual Meeting is the largest event in the life sciences industry, hosting thousands of professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device communities from more than 50 countries around the globe.

WEBINAR Getting Personal: What We Can Learn from a Candid Conversation with a Clinical Trial Participant

Hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute, this webinar goes to the heart of the clinical trial patient experience with a one-on-one conversation between BBK Worldwide President Matt Kibby and three-time study participant Richard Brescia. The discussion will provide first-hand insight into the clinical trial patient experience – both positive and negative – that can be leveraged by study sponsors for effective engagement and enrollment success.

Richard, a head and neck cancer survivor, will provide a unique view into the personal and emotional journey of a study participant. He will discuss his decision to participate, the impact of caregiver support, appointment compliance, and much more. He’ll also compare and contrast his experiences across multiple studies. With extensive industry expertise, Matt will offer insights for enhancing the patient experience.

This webinar is relevant for all audiences, including clinical trial sponsors, CROs, and study site staff.

10th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE)

BBK will bring its signature Pharma15 Live! debate series to the 10th Annual SCOPE Summit on February 19, 2019. Bonnie A. Brescia, founding principal, will moderate a special Pharma15 Live! event during the conference’s plenary keynote program on the topic of “Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?” Doctor and patient perspectives will be shared.

The Panel:

Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr., MD, PhD, MSPH, M.Sc.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering
University of Louisville, Kentucky 

Linda A. Glaser, MD, PhD
Medical Director
Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Annie Finstein
Patient and clinical trial participant

Bonnie A. Brescia

Founding Principal
BBK Worldwide

Later in the day, Aaron Fleishman, director, Market Development, will present “Myth, Urban Legend and an Element of Truth: Dispelling Commonly Held Beliefs about Clinical Study Participation.” He will share insights from BBK’s Study Voices Survey of patients, physicians, study staff and sponsors.

If you are planning to attend the conference, please stop by our hospitality suite (Gulf Room, conference level) on February 19 to meet our panelists or chat one-on-one with Bonnie and Aaron.

Hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute, SCOPE attracts over 1,700 leaders in clinical operations and research.

NYPAY Panel on Healthcare

It’s 2018 and 77 percent of U.S. healthcare providers still use paper-based billing (Source: NYPAY). As an expert in patient reimbursement services, BBK has been invited to join a panel discussion to address ways in which the health industry can overcome barriers to offering digital payments. BBK's strategic services expert Hannu Koski will discuss the latest progress in applying mobile / digital tools for recruitment in clinical trials;  GDPR and privacy compliance; and the impact payments have for patient satisfaction, engagement and overall quality of care.

The event is sponsored by NYPAY -- New York’s leading forum for innovators and leaders in payments and mobile commerce.

American Brain Tumor Association Partners in Treatment & Care: Patient & Caregiver Meeting

The American Brain Tumor Association holds one-day meetings for patients, survivors, their families and caregivers in cities across the country. These meetings bring together experts with the brain tumor community, outside of a clinical setting. Medical professionals present on a variety of topics including treatment information, coping tips, caregiver guidelines, and many other important topics.

BBK is very pleased to host the Boston regional meeting on November 3, 2018 at its office in Needham, Mass. To register for the event, please go to or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

5th Annual Mobile in Clinical Trials Conference

Sponsored by The Conference Forum, this event will address the latest progress in applying mobile / digital tools to clinical trials, as well as how and when to do this for maximum benefit.

BBK is an associate sponsor of the event and will showcase its mobile tools and technology in a quick-fire presentation. BBK’s innovation and technology experts will be available for on-site consultation and meetings.

8th Annual DPharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials

Sponsored by The Conference Forum, this event serves as a gathering point for pharmaceutical professionals, clinical practitioners, patient advocacy, technology and service companies who are pushing boundaries to disrupt clinical trials for the benefit of patients.

BBK’s innovation and technology experts will be attending the event. They will also be exhibiting and available for on-site consultation and meetings.

Pharma15 Live!

We’re hosting a special edition of our Pharma15 Live! debate series in Boston during the Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA). Panelists will be squaring off on one of the industry’s burning questions: Is the Future Now for Mobile Technology and the Patient Experience? They’ll explore whether the industry is doing enough to support the adoption of new technologies that enhance research efforts and the patient experience.

The Panel:

Justin Johnson
CEO, Biotaware

Georgia Mitsi, PhD, MBA
Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation,
Digital Healthcare Initiatives,
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Spyros Papapetropoulos, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President,
Head of R&D and CMO,

Bonnie A. Brescia

Founding Principal,
BBK Worldwide

The event has limited seating and requires an RSVP.

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