Speaker Profile

Sr. Director and Global Head, Patient Recruitment Programs, QuintilesIMS

Bernadette Tosti is the senior director and global head of Patient Recruitment Programs in QuintilesIMS’ Site and Patient Networks organization. She brings nearly 15 years of healthcare marketing, clinical trial recruitment and retention, and digital recruitment technology experience to this role. In this position, Ms. Tosti leads a global team focused on supporting QuintilesIMS’ clinical research business including all sales, operations and functional delivery components through patient recruitment services including project management, strategy, digital, creative, editorial, and medical writing. Prior to this role, Ms. Tosti served as director, Business Development for QuintilesIMS’ Health Engagement and Communications team where she managed relationships with key pharmaceutical and biotech customers and developed the direct opportunity pipeline for clinical recruitment, retention and patient insight projects. Earlier in her career, Ms. Tosti held a variety of patient engagement and recruitment positions with increasing responsibility at QuintilesIMS, inVentiv and Veritas Medicine. Ms. Tosti is an industry thought leader and speaks regularly at industry conferences and webinars on the impact of patient recruitment and retention solutions on clinical trial enrollment performance.

Session Abstract

Session Synopsis: Patient engagement is rapidly emerging as a force that will shape the future of the healthcare industry. So why is patient participation/engagement important? This session – featuring a physician, a clinical trials operator, and a technology provider – will focus on the latest advancements and technologies that help with patient engagement, such as learning about molecular profiling tests, obtaining medical data, and finding the right clinical trial.