2023 Zelta User Conference

Join us for the first Zelta™ (formerly Merative Clinical Development) User Conference.

Raleigh, North Carolina

May 23 - 24, 2023

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An opportunity to learn, network and gather.

The Zelta User Conference brings together Merative clients from contract research organizations, academic research organizations, medical device and biopharma companies who are working every day to accelerate clinical trials and research.

The conference will be a great opportunity to gather, network, learn, and see what’s on the horizon for our solution.

Celebrate with us

Join us for a customer appreciation event on Tuesday evening, where we can celebrate all you do.

Attend sessions

Hear from clients and experts as they share insights, tips and tricks, and new features. Get the latest on our vision and product roadmap, and participate in a design thinking session.

See live demos

Meet with experts, see a demo or network in our solution showcase.

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Join us at the Raleigh Marriott City Center


Merative has a block of rooms at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Attendees are responsible for hotel booking and expenses.

  • Address: 500 Fayetteville St. Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Room rate is $199.

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Fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The Marriott City Center is 20 minutes from the airport. Ubers/Lyfts and taxis are available at RDU.

  • Attendees are responsible for booking and expenses for transportation to and from the User Conference.

Included Meals

Merative will provide meals during the User Conference.

  • Tuesday, May 23: Hors d’oeuvres and drinks
  • Wednesday, May 24: Breakfast, lunch and snack breaks

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Here’s what you can expect at the Zelta User Conference


Opening keynote

Welcome to the Zelta User Conference

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Attend sessions

Hear from LivaNova, BSI Systems Integration AG, ABio Clinical Research Partners, LLC., and Zelta subject matter experts

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Solution showcase

Meet experts, see a demo or network

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Customer appreciation event

Join us for refreshments, appetizers and networking to kick-off the 2023 Zelta User Conference

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Day 1 – Tuesday, May 23

6:00 p.m. ET – Opening Reception

Day 2 – Wednesday, May 24

7:30 a.m. ET – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. ET - General session

Welcome to the 2023 Zelta User Conference

  • Presented by: Jennifer Duff, General Manager, Zelta Clinical Trials Solutions
8:50 a.m. ET - Opening keynote

Our Duchenne Journey

Hear from Terri Ellsworth and Billy Ellsworth as they share Billy’s diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and his clinical trial journey.

  • Presented by: Terri Ellsworth and Billy Ellsworth
  • 8:50-9:30 a.m. ET
9:30 a.m. ET - Morning sessions

Tips & Tricks: Creating eCRF specifications that accelerate your study build and improve data quality

See how LivaNova was able to optimize database quality with the right specifications template. Attendees will learn how to transcribe protocol requirements to eCRF specifications, and what is required to get a high quality eCRF specifications.

  • Presented by: Jason Peters, Sr. Director, Global Data Management, LivaNova
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. ET

Maximize your clinical trial management process

See the value of BSI Systems Integration and a live demo of BSI’s CTMS and eTMF.

  • Presented by: Jan Nielsen, Community Manager Life Science, BSI System Integration AG
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. ET
10:30 a.m. ET - Solution showcase

Meet with experts, see a demo, or network

Ask the experts

  • Visit with our Zelta experts and ask questions that are top of mind, related to the features and functionality within our platform.

Open demo

  • Do you have questions about the latest features? Is there a different module that you’d like to see in action? Let us help you get the answers you need and find ways to improve your clinical trial management.

Clinical data management solutions

  • Stop by our solution demo station and receive a customizable experience that can be tailored to your unique needs such as medical coding with AI, safety reports, randomization and trial supply management endpoint adjudication, and smart reports.

Patient engagement solutions

  • We know patient engagement is key to clinical trial success. Learn about our patient and provider engagement modules — eConsent and eCOA/ePRO - and help keep patient centricity a top priority.

Introducing CTMS and eTMF capabilities

  • Dive deeper into how BSI has integrated CTMS and eTMF solutions into the Zelta experience.
11:30 a.m. ET - Morning sessions

Learn how to pitch EDC 2 to your stakeholders

Empower your organization to understand the benefits of EDC 2 and introduce your teams to the designer in an efficient way.

  • Presented by: Mark Laney, Zelta Sales Engineering & Product Partnership Leader, Merative
  • 11:30-12:00 p.m. ET

Benefits of building in Zelta EDC 2

Hear from one of our customers, ABio Clinical Research Partners, on their experience building their first studies with EDC 2 and learn all the benefits from reducing the time for trial design to streamline navigation.

  • Presented by: Andrea Brown, Co-Founder and President of Clinical Operations, ABio Clinical Research Partners, LLC.
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m. ET
12:30 p.m. ET – Lunch
1:30 p.m. ET - Afternoon sessions

Zelta product roadmap and interactive workshop

Join us for an opportunity to share the Zelta roadmap and our vision for Zelta. Our goal is to host an engaging session with our experts to understand what’s working well and how we can make it work better for you. The idea is to receive feedback that will help influence the future design of our product.

  • Presented by: Walker Bradham, Product Management Lead for Zelta, Merative
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET
3:30 p.m. ET - Closing remarks
  • Presented by: Jennifer Duff, General Manager, Zelta Clinical Trials Solutions
  • 3:30-3:45 p.m. ET

Terri Ellsworth

Professional Rare Disease KOL


Billy Ellsworth

Keynote speaker

Jennifer Duff

General Manager, Zelta Clinical Trials Solutions


Jason Peters

Director, Global Data Management, LivaNova


Jan Nielsen

Community Manager Life Science, BSI Systems Integration AG


Andrea Brown

Co-Founder and President of Clinical Operations, ABio Research Partners, LLC


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Join us for the first Zelta (formerly Merative Clinical Development) User Conference.