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Pharma15 Live! A Candid Conversation with a Clinical Trial Participant

By Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 | 1 min read

Season 2 Episode 2: As part of our Pharma15 Live! web series, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with three-time clinical trial participant Richard Brescia for a candid conversation about his experience – both positive and negative. As an industry, we can learn a tremendous amount by going directly to the heart of the matter and listening to the “patient voice.”

Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient, Pharma15

Focus 5: Amplifying the Study Voice - Capturing the Sentiment of the Study Community

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Apr 3, 2019 | 2 min read

When examining the clinical trial experience, there’s nothing more meaningful than hearing directly from those closest to the study – patients, caregivers, physicians, and study sponsors. This year BBK launched its Study Voices initiative. Study Voices is designed to capture the sentiment of the study community at a time when the clinical research industry is growing and evolving. From innovative technology, to protocol design, and everything in between, Study Voices captures the perspectives of those closest to the clinical trial experience, offering insight that can be leveraged for action.

“Focus 5: Amplifying the Study Voice” highlights five members of the study community as they share their perspectives on the clinical trial experience.

Topics: Patient Engagement, Rare Disease, Pediatric Studies, informed consent, Patient Experience

Pharma15 Live! Goes Backstage: "Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?" Physicians’ and Patients’ Perspectives

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 | 1 min read

Patient engagement is important, but so is the engagement of doctors and medical personal delivering the protocol to the patient. Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr., MD, PhD from the University of Louisville discusses patient engagement in a special edition of Pharma 15 Live! with fellow panelists Linda A. Glaser, MD, PhD from Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc. and Annie Finstein, a clinical trial participant.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, Pharma15

Pharma15 Live! Goes Backstage: "Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?" Physicians’ and Patients’ Perspectives

By BBK Worldwide on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 | 1 min read

What basic information and support might a patient need when considering a clinical trial? Clinical trial participant Annie Finstein shares her perspective alongside a panel of doctors at the CHI SCOPE Summit 2019 in this special edition of Pharma15 Live!

Joining Annie are guest panelists Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr., MD, PhD, MSPH, M.Sc. from the University of Louisville, and Linda A. Glaser, MD, PhD from Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Conferences, Site Engagement, Pharma15

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: 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

Uber, Lyft, and Emergency Care: CEO of BBK Worldwide, Joan F. Bachenheimer Responds to The New York Times

By Joan F. Bachenheimer on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 | 4 min read

You might have seen an article in the October 1 issue of The New York Times, titled “Uber, Lyft and the Urgency of Saving Money on Ambulances,” by Austin Frakt. The article pushed for alternative modes of transportation in medical situations – such as Uber and Lyft – as cost-saving measures.

CEO and Founding Principal of BBK Worldwide, Joan F. Bachenheimer, wrote a strong response to the article, which has been submitted to the Times as a Letter to the Editor. We would love to hear your thoughts on possible use of ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft for emergency services.

 

Topics: Patient Retention, Patient Engagement, Patient Travel, Patient Experience

Maximizing Digital Patient Engagement: A Four Step Process

By BBK Worldwide on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 | 1 min read

The idea of “digital patient engagement” continues to be one of the hottest topics in the healthcare industry, and according to BBK Worldwide director of innovation Erica Mercado, everyone defines this term in different ways. For instance, apps, wearables, and digital outreach and messaging are all tactics that can be effectively deployed to keep patients engaged. But for Erica, truly effective digital patient engagement amounts to more than the sum of its parts.

Topics: Patient Engagement, digital health, Patient Experience, Pharma15, Vlog

 
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