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10 Years and 30 Days Later: Reflections on the 2019 Summit for Clinical Operations Executives

By Bonnie A. Brescia on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 | 3 min read

As the conference company Cambridge Healthtech Institute celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Summit for Clinical Operations Executives (SCOPE) in February, BBK Worldwide recognized our participation in each of those ten events. For certain, the scale of the events’ educational topics, networking opportunities and corporate sponsorships have grown dramatically – as has the number of attendees from 200 in 2010 to nearly 2,000 in 2019.

Topics: Conferences

Season 2 Episode 1: "Do Engagement Tools Live Up To Their Hype?" Physicians’ and Patients’ Perspectives

By BBK Worldwide on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 | 1 min read

BBK hosted its signature Pharma15 Live! debate series to the 10th Annual SCOPE Summit on February 19, 2019. Bonnie A. Brescia moderated a panel of doctors and patient during the conference’s plenary keynote program on the topic of “Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?” 

Topics: Patient Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, Pharma15

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: 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

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

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

Taking on the Challenge of Medication Adherence

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

In the ongoing battle of BYOD (bring-your-own-device) vs. provision devices, Zachary Javitt, CEO and co-founder of PillTracker, has firmly come down on one side.

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

DPharm 2018: A world where health records are no longer isolated.

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! sat down with David Levesque to discuss the goal and mission of Andaman7. Throughout the DPharm, one of the main topics was about new ways to allow patients to access their own data.

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

DPharm 2018: The Demands of DPharm Idol

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 | 1 min read

Pharma15 Live! sat down Valerie Bowling, drug development industry researcher and founder of DPharm, during the conference to discuss this year’s presentations, and the very popular DPharm Idol competition:

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Conferences, clinical research, clinical trials, Pharma15, Patient Data

 
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