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10th Annual SCOPE Summit for Clinical Ops Executives

BBK will bring its signature Pharma15 Live! debate series to the 10th Annual SCOPE Summit. On February 19, Bonnie Brescia, founding principal, will moderate a feature Pharma15 Live! event during the conference’s plenary keynote program on the topic of “Do Engagement Tools Live Up to Their Hype?” Doctor and patient perspectives will be shared.

The Panel:

Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H., M.Sc.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering
University of Louisville, Kentucky 

Linda Ann Glaser, MD, PhD
Medical Director
Coastal Biomedical Research, Inc. Santa Monica, CA

Annie Finstein
Patient and participant within a clinical trial

 Bonnie A. Brescia

Founding Principal,
BBK Worldwide

Later in the day, Aaron Fleishman, director, Market Development, will present Myth, Urban Legend and an Element of Truth: Dispelling Commonly Held Beliefs about Clinical Study Participation.” He will share insights from BBK’s Study Voices Survey of over 3,000 patients, site staff and study team members.

If you are planning to attend the conference, please stop by our hospitality suite on February 19th to meet our panlelists or chat one-on-one with Bonnie and Aaron. While there, you can also explore our interactive kiosks and activities designed to challenge, educate and engage conference attendees on enhancing the clinical trial patient experience.

Hosted by the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), SCOPE attracts over 1,700 leaders in clinical operations and research. 



NYPAY Panel on Healthcare

It’s 2018 and 77 percent of U.S. healthcare providers still use paper-based billing (Source: NYPAY). As an expert in patient reimbursement services, BBK has been invited to join a panel discussion to address ways in which the health industry can overcome barriers to offering digital payments. BBK's strategic services expert Hannu Koski will discuss the latest progress in applying mobile / digital tools for recruitment in clinical trials;  GDPR and privacy compliance; and the impact payments have for patient satisfaction, engagement and overall quality of care.

The event is sponsored by NYPAY -- New York’s leading forum for innovators and leaders in payments and mobile commerce.


American Brain Tumor Association Partners in Treatment & Care: Patient & Caregiver Meeting

The American Brain Tumor Association holds one-day meetings for patients, survivors, their families and caregivers in cities across the country. These meetings bring together experts with the brain tumor community, outside of a clinical setting. Medical professionals present on a variety of topics including treatment information, coping tips, caregiver guidelines, and many other important topics.

BBK is very pleased to host the Boston regional meeting on November 3, 2018 at its office in Needham, Mass.

To register for the event, please go to or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).

5th Annual Mobile in Clinical Trials Conference

Sponsored by The Conference Forum, this event will address the latest progress in applying mobile / digital tools to clinical trials, as well as how and when to do this for maximum benefit.

BBK is an associate sponsor of the event and will showcase its mobile tools and technology in a quick-fire presentation. BBK’s innovation and technology experts will be available for on-site consultation and meetings.

8th Annual DPharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials

Sponsored by The Conference Forum, this event serves as a gathering point for pharmaceutical professionals, clinical practitioners, patient advocacy, technology and service companies who are pushing boundaries to disrupt clinical trials for the benefit of patients.

BBK’s innovation and technology experts will be attending the event. They will also be exhibiting and available for on-site consultation and meetings.


Pharma15 Live!

We’re hosting a special edition of our Pharma15 Live! debate series in Boston during the Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association (DIA). Panelists will be squaring off on one of the industry’s burning questions: Is the Future Now for Mobile Technology and the Patient Experience? They’ll explore whether the industry is doing enough to support the adoption of new technologies that enhance research efforts and the patient experience.

The Panel:

Justin Johnson
CEO, Biotaware

Georgia Mitsi, PhD, MBA
Sr. Director, Search & Evaluation,
Digital Healthcare Initiatives,
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Spyros Papapetropoulos, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President,
Head of R&D and CMO,

Bonnie A. Brescia

Founding Principal,
BBK Worldwide

The event has limited seating and requires an RSVP.



Drug Information Association Annual Meeting

The Drug Information Association’s (DIA) Annual Meeting will bring together thousands of innovators from around the globe to Boston this June. Designed to drive insights into action, the event offers opportunities to engage with global decision-makers and influencers. The sessions will include distinguished speakers and expert panelists from regulatory, industry, patient advocacy, and academia.

BBK will be exhibiting for the 18th year in a row, and will be inviting attendees to stop by our booth (#1607) for in-depth discussions on the latest industry trends and thought leadership. BBK will also be presenting the following two professional poster sessions:

Real World Data Meets Real World Evidence in Patient Recruitment and Engagement (Presenter: Aaron Fleishman)

Taming the Study Data Explosion: How to Leverage KPIs to Maximize Performance (Presenter: Erica Mercado)


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