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How Precision Medicine is Influencing Clinical Trials

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 | 1 min read

As originally conceived, personalized medicine referred to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. The right drug for the right patient at the right timehas since evolved to an approach that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. 

Topics: Patient Experience, Pharma15 Live!, Vlog, Precision Medicine, Precision Support

AI Shows Promise in the Clinical Space for Enrollment and Adherence

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 | 1 min read

While most large pharma companies seem “very open” to new technologies, a recent FiercePharma article also notes that the life science industry hasn’t exactly won accolades for its speed in adopting new artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. However, since patient lives are at stake, the industry has good reason to proceed with caution.*

Dena Raffa, Director, Account Operations and BBK’s expert in digital innovation, shares her view on the complex topic of AI and machine learning technologies in life sciences. 

Topics: Disruptive Innovation, Trends, AI, Pharma15 Live!, Vlog

BBK's Privacy Expert Shares His View on the Positive Trend in Patient Trust in Clinical Trials

By BBK Worldwide on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 | 1 min read

A recent survey shared in FiercePharma pointed to an upward trend in general public opinion of the pharmaceutical industry. But there is still work to be done.* 

Rob Laurens, Principal, Human Resources and Quality Assurance, credits much of this momentum to the work of everyone in the clinical R&D sector. 

Topics: Clinical Research, Big Data, Patient Experience, Pharma15 Live!, Vlog, Privacy

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 Live!

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 Live!

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 Live!

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 Live!

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 Live!

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 Live!

Pharma15 Live! Special: The Caregiver's Caregiver

By Danielle Frate on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 | 2 min read

So much of the focus of clinical trial participation is on the patient and reducing site staff burden. But sometimes we forget about the role of the caregiver. After all, it is usually the caregiver driving the patient to their appointments, managing medication schedules, taking notes at doctor’s appointments, and much more. It makes you wonder: who is the caregiver’s caregiver? Enter Zaggo, a non-profit organization that provides the tools caregivers need to take care of their loved one as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Zaggo was born out of the experience of its founder and president, Roberta Carson, after she was thrust into the role of caregiver for her son Zachary during his 27-month battle with pediatric brain cancer.

Topics: Patient Experience, Pharma15 Live!, Most Viewed

 
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