BBK Worldwide® Blog

2021: A Look Inside Our Crystal Ball (part one)

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Mon, Dec 21, 2020

 

As part of our Crystal Ball series, we asked BBK Worldwide President Matt Kibby to share his predictions for 2021, which include engaging  underrepresented populations in clinical research.

Matt Kibby, Principal, President

Is there a particular trend that you expect to have a significant impact on the industry in the coming year?

 

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines for much of 2020, one might expect that a key development for clinical R&D in 2021 will be the continued integration and expansion of services that support the hybridization / decentralization of clinical trials. Keeping trial participants – who tend to be older and at greater risk for complications from COVID-19 – away from clinical trial sites not only reduces the risk of SARS-COV-2 infection, but also offers the possibility of enrichment of the clinical trial experience; reduces the overall visit and expense burden for patients; and, moreover, reduces the trial burden on clinical trial site healthcare professionals.

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Topics: BBK Worldwide, Patient Engagement, Patient Travel, Patient Experience, Most Viewed, Patient Enrollment, Matt Kibby, Clinical Trial Patient Travel, 2021 Predictions, 2021, Underserved Populations

Survey Reveals Site Perspectives on Clinical Trial Services

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Dec 1, 2020

What do doctors and nurses think about solutions designed to make clinical trials easier to conduct? Are they helpful? Do they alleviate burdens? And which ones do they prefer?

In this special Pharma15 Live! segment, BBK Worldwide® industry experts Matt Kibby and Aaron Fleishman discuss recent Study Voices survey results that shed light on this topic. They examine doctor and nurse perspectives on services designed to provide support in conducting clinical trials — including services for virtual, hybrid, and decentralized clinical trials.

“We were looking at whether or not doctors and nurses at sites that were conducting clinical trials would appreciate different types of services that assist with their ability to conduct them."

-Matt Kibby, Principal, President, BBK Worldwide

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Topics: Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, Most Viewed, Study Voices, COVID-19, Matt Kibby, Aaron Fleishman, Decentralized Trials, Study Voices 2020, Hybrid Trials

Pharma15 Live! Director’s Chair

Posted by Aaron Fleishman on Fri, Jul 17, 2020

 

As the director and one of the producers of Pharma15 Live! I wanted to share with you some insights into what we’ve learned through an amazing three seasons! First of all, if you were to tell me at the beginning of our series that it would even last three seasons, I’d tell you I’d be shocked – but nonetheless here we are and it’s been great!

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Topics: Pharma15 Live!, COVID-19, Matt Kibby, Aaron Fleishman, Craig Lipset, Advarra, Season Three, Michele Russell-Einhorn, Dan Sfera, Ray Dorsey, MD

The Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Trials: Where Are We? And Where Are We Going?

Posted by Aaron Fleishman, Director, Market Development on Tue, Jun 23, 2020

As the country goes through the phases of reopening, what does that mean for the patient and site experience in clinical trials? PharmaTalkRadio’s Valerie Bowling discusses the future of clinical trials with Ray Dorsey, MD, Matt Kibby, and Craig Lipset in this feature podcast.

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Topics: Clinical Trials, Pharma15 Live!, COVID-19, Matt Kibby, Craig Lipset, Decentralized Trials, Conference Forum

Maintaining Clinical Trial Momentum during COVID-19 and Beyond

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

In our latest Pharma15 Live! COVID-19 special report, BBK's President Matt Kibby introduces a new framework for helping clinical trial sponsors maintain study momentum during COVID-19 and beyond.

The framework features strategies for minimizing disruption during four key stages of the study lifecycle.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Pharma15 Live!, Patient Enrollment, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Matt Kibby

Pharma15 Live! A Candid Conversation with a Clinical Trial Participant

Posted by Elizabeth Gargill on Tue, Apr 16, 2019

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.”

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient, Pharma15 Live!, Most Viewed, Matt Kibby, Richard Brescia