Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit Takeaways

By Bonnie A. Brescia on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 | 2 min read

Last week, the Allan Lloyds Group brought to Chicago the very successful Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit - USA. This summit is an excellent occasion for business, with presentations on interesting case studies and ample opportunities for knowledge sharing. An exceptional group of clinical development professionals were generous in sharing their experiences, insights, and ways in which they are pushing the envelope to engage patients in clinical studies.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Conferences, Patient Recruitment

Next Generation Patient Recruitment and Retention Metrics

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | 2 min read

If you haven’t figured out already, BBK looooooooves metrics. It’s something we often talk about in our blog (Real-Time Enrollment Data, Right Now). Oh and let’s not forget, the development of our patient recruitment management system, TrialCentralNet(SM). That all being said, we are excited to continue our campaign for the importance of metrics. Next stop? Allan Lloyd’s Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit in Chicago, October 23rd-25th.

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, TrialCentralNet, Social Media, Conferences

An Inside Look at CHI’s SCOPE with Micah Lieberman

By Aaron Fleishman on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 | 5 min read

I first met Micah Lieberman, Executive Director of conferences at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute, at last year’s Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) while watching the New England Patriots and New York Giants in Superbowl XLVI. After the Patriots lost, I was devastated. It’s still hard for me to discuss now without wanting to rip my hair out. Anyway, Micah picked me up off the ground and reminded me that I needed to prepare myself for one of the greatest conferences of the year and that I had to put my game face on and be ready to go! Somehow, someway, Micah’s words got to me and the next morning, after several cups of coffee, I was ready. So in honor of that night and Micah’s inspirational words, we decided to sit down and talk about SCOPE and the value it has to the patient recruitment industry.

Topics: Conferences, Patient Recruitment

Conference Takeaways: Executing Global Clinical Trials and Disruptive Innovations

By Aaron Fleishman on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 | 4 min read

As the BBK Worldwide team returns from the Executing Global Clinical Trials and Disruptive Innovations Conference in Boston, we reflect on our major takeaways from the event:

Topics: Conferences

Third Annual Executing Global Clinical Trials Conference

By Aaron Fleishman on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 | 2 min read

The BBK Worldwide conference tour continues when The Conference Forum hosts its' third annual “Executing Global Clinical Trials Conference” in Boston from the 13th-14th of September. We are excited to be a sponsor of this event and look forward to meeting new people in the patient recruitment industry and reconnecting with some familiar faces. During the conference, BBK executives will take the lead in two speaking engagements during the event. Matt Kibby will moderate a panel discussion exploring global research on rare conditions. Then, Bonnie A. Brescia will present a case study on social media and other novel approaches in international clinical trials.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Conferences

48th Annual DIA Meeting Recap

By Aaron Fleishman on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 | 4 min read

The 2012 DIA was amazing! It’s no secret that our t-shirts were a big hit! We brought about 1,500 t-shirts with us and half way through the second day, we were all out. As our co-founder Joan Bachenheimer said and wrote about, “You gotta have a gimmick if you want to get a chance.” Our t-shirts certainly did just that. While we were busy with our “gimmick,” there were other important meetings and conversations we had. So, team BBK DIA has decided to share some of those insights with you below.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Conferences, Patient Recruitment

You gotta have a gimmick if you want to get a chance

By Joan F. Bachenheimer on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 2 min read

So here at the DIA in Philly, BBK has given away 1,500 t-shirts. One hundred t-shirts per hour to be exact. DIAers are ecstatic with this giveaway. It has everything SWAG (stuff we all get) should have. Pithy sayings about our industry; references to the great city of Philadelphia; color variety -- a great all around giveaway displayed in a cleverly designed booth that defines attention. BBK is the talk of the show, breaking records for Twitter activity and securing numerous Likes on Facebook. Small booth space is no obstacle here.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Conferences, Patient Recruitment

DIA, Day 1

By Aaron Fleishman on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 2 min read

Day one of DIA was amazing! Yesterday, team members attended lots of great meetings on topics like social media, regulatory, and mobile health. And, I shouldn’t forget to mention all of the insightful and interesting activity on Twitter. One would never guess that all this Twitter activity is coming from a clinical research/pharma convention! The booth and t-shirt giveaway were an instant hit among all the DIA attendees. With the first day of the 48th annual DIA conference under our belts, we’re excited for what’s in store today.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Conferences, Patient Recruitment

Ethical Dilemma?

By Bonnie A. Brescia on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 | 3 min read

As the BBK team packs up for our trip to the DIA in Philly next week, I’m pondering the question: How has the digital age impacted the ethics of clinical study design and implementation – especially as this relates to patient recruitment and retention?

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Conferences

#DIA2012 Trending Worldwide

By Aaron Fleishman on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 3 min read

As the Drug Information Association Conference buzz begins to grow within BBK, so too is it growing on Twitter. It’s refreshing to see the amount of Twitter activity surrounding this year’s conference. People are tweeting, retweeting, replying — there was even a Twitter Chat! In an industry so cautious about engaging in social media, it is encouraging to see the interactions developing between attendees and exhibitors alike. As the conference approaches, social media outlets are enabling DIA attendees and exhibitors to set the stage for the main event. With the conversations already underway, DIA attendees who are engaged in social media have their foot in the door – easily initiating and establishing connections.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Conferences, Patient Recruitment

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