Twitter Chat: Effective Social Media Use to Advance Clinical Trials

By Andre Briola on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 17 min read

I recently joined the Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference team for a Twitter Chat on Effective Social Media Use to Advance Clinical Trials. Social media is helping to evolve engagement with patients and physicians alike. Patients today have more opportunities to connect with each other than ever before – to share knowledge about their conditions, as well as coping strategies.

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Social Media, Conferences

Join us at the 5th Annual Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit!

By BBK Worldwide on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 | 2 min read

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Retention, Patient Recruitment, Conferences

BBK Worldwide to Sponsor 4th Annual SCOPE in Miami

By Aaron Fleishman on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | 2 min read

The 2013 BBK Worldwide conference tour kicks off in February with the 4th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE). A few months ago we interviewed Micah Liberman, Executive Director of SCOPE about his insights from the conference. You can find that interview here. Micah explained in his interview how, “It’s a challenging time in clinical research and it’s also an opportune time in this area. Now more than ever, you cannot go at it alone and you need to think way outside of your own box/group.”

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Rare Disease, Conferences

Touchdown for Prostate Cancer Research

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 2 min read

This past week, on behalf of BBK Worldwide, I had the opportunity to attend the American Urological Association Foundation’s (AUA) Kick Off for a Cure at the Goal Post Gala held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. The Goal Post Gala is an evening of fun and friendly bidding designed to raise awareness and funding for prostate cancer research. Many people came out to support the AUA and prostate cancer research, including local Boston physicians and former New England Patriots football players. The keynote speaker was Mike Haynes - Professional Football Hall of Fame Member, former Patriots cornerback, and prostate cancer survivor. Mr. Haynes reflected on his experience with prostate cancer, including his diagnosis and treatment options. There was both a live and silent auction, fantastic food, and some great conversation. At the end of the night, all proceeds raised went to the AUA and the Robert J. Krane, MD Urology Research Scholar Fund (RJK Fund).

Topics: Patient Recruitment, Conferences

A Chat With Valerie Bowling From The Conference Forum

By Aaron Fleishman on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 | 5 min read

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a little obsessed with social media. Some might even say I have a problem. So when BBK was gearing up for the Disruptive Innovation and Global Clinical Trials Conference last September, which was put on by The Conference Forum, I scoured the social media world for information about the conference, who was going, groups I could join etc. Every group I found and joined or page I followed, I always found postings from Valerie Bowling. I wondered, “Is she as obsessed with social media as I am?” Either way I had to talk to her. So here’s my conversation with Valerie Bowling about The Conference Forum and their goals for creating great conferences for the pharmaceutical and patient recruitment industry to attend.

Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Recruitment, Disruptive Innovation, Conferences

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, Patient Recruitment, Conferences

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: Patient Recruitment, Conferences

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

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