Zelta User Conference 2024

Welcome back to the Zelta User Conference!

Boston, MA

May 7 – 8, 2024

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The next generation of Zelta

The Zelta User Conference is our opportunity to reconnect with you, our customers and partners, to game plan how we can solve today’s and tomorrow’s complex research challenges together, share capabilities available in the latest version of Zelta and what we can do to help you during the transition to the next generation of Zelta with confidence.


Listen to and interact with an all-star lineup of speakers sharing new capabilities of Zelta, tips and tricks for using Zelta and what’s on the roadmap.

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Take advantage of the opportunity to network with Zelta customers, partners, and peers, conveniently all in one place and see product demos of new functionality available.


Join us Tuesday night of the User Conference for refreshments, dinner and networking at our welcome reception at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor.

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Join us at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor


Merative has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. Attendees are responsible for hotel booking and expenses.

  • Address: 101 Harborside Dr., Boston, MA 02128
  • Room rate $229

Book your hotel room here

The hotel is holding a block of rooms — first come, first served until Monday, April 15.


  • Fly into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) the morning of May 7th. The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is 5 minutes from the airport.
  • The Hyatt provides complimentary shuttle to airport terminals. Ubers/Lyfts and taxis are available at BOS.
  • The Hyatt Regency provides valet and self-parking. Discounted pricing is available for $25/day.
  • Attendees are responsible for booking and expenses for transportation to and from the Zelta User Conference.

Included Meals

  • Merative will provide meals during the Zelta User Conference.
  • Tuesday, May 7 - Snack breaks during day, dinner and drinks in evening.
  • Wednesday, May 8 – Breakfast, lunch and snack breaks

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Day 1 – Tuesday, May 7

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET – Registration
1:00 p.m. ET – Solution deep dive sessions

Part 1: Navigating Zelta capabilities for modern clinical research

Join this deep dive session where subject matter experts will highlight how capabilities such as RTSM, data migrator, logic editor, and advancements for running oncology studies are the foundation for the next generation of Zelta.

  • Presenters: Zelta Sales Engineering and Product Management team
2:30 p.m. ET – Break
3:00 p.m. ET – Solution deep dive sessions

Part 2: Exploring next-generation capabilities for modern clinical research

Be part of an exclusive session where experts will provide insights into the innovative new capabilities we’re bringing to Zelta, including local labs and reporting.

  • Presenters: Zelta Sales Engineering and Product Management team

Part 3: How to seamlessly execute DCTs and hybrid trials

During this in-depth session, our experts will showcase how you can leverage Zelta’s ePRO/eCOA capabilities to seamlessly execute DCTs and hybrid trials.

  • Presenter: Wes Fishburne, Senior Product Manager, Zelta by Merative

Part 4: Building a seamless, integrated ecosystem

Nothing in clinical research happens in a vacuum, and the more healthcare and clinical trials collide, and research moves closer to the natural point of care, the more it requires a technological ecosystem of solutions and capabilities to access the right insights at the right time. An ecosystem approach is critical to solving key industry challenges. Join our session as we talk about the power of partnerships and see what technology integrations are available in the Zelta ecosystem, today and on the horizon.

  • Presenter: Mark Laney, Zelta Sales Engineering & Product Partnership Leader, Merative
4:30 p.m. ET – Happy hour
6:00 p.m. ET – Dinner reception

Day 2 – Wednesday, May 8

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ET – Registration
7:00 a.m. ET – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. ET - Welcome session

Welcome to the 2024 Zelta User Conference

  • Presented by: Jennifer Duff, General Manager, Zelta
9:00 a.m. ET - Opening keynote
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9:30 a.m. ET – Morning sessions 1

The next generation of Zelta

Explore how Zelta v2 will further simplify data management, advance ease of use, and enable new partnerships and integrations.

  • Presenter: Justin Sheppard, Zelta Services & Training Leader and Kofi Darkoh, Partner, Consulting Services, Zelta

SPR Therapeutics Spotlight on Zelta v2

Sara Anderson from SPR Therapeutics shares her perspectives on using Zelta v2, providing valuable insights into how they have leveraged Zelta for post-market, retrospective real-world data collection.

  • Presenter: Sara Anderson, Clinical Data Manager, SPR Therapeutics, Inc.
10:30 a.m. ET - Solution showcase and break

Zelta solution showcase

Meet with experts, network with your peers, or check out demos of the following:

  • EDC and Reporting
  • ePRO/eCOA and eConsent
  • Medical Coding, RTSM, and eLearning
  • Local Labs
  • Ledger Run Payments
11:30 a.m. ET - Morning sessions 2

Zelta tips and tricks

Explore approaches for seamless mid-study updates, discover the latest functionality with the Zelta data migrator, and learn how to cut build time with automatic edit checks and the Zelta logic editor.

  • Presenter: Justin Sheppard, Zelta Services & Training Leader

Terumo Medical: Transformation from Zelta v1 to v2

Join us for an interactive discussion highlighting Terumo Medical Corporation’s pilot study build comparing Zelta v2 to v2. The session will identify factors for successful implementation and highlight the benefits discovered during study builds in v2, drawing insights from Terumo’s initial pilot study build and experiences in Zelta v2. This session aims to provide practical knowledge for other clients to seamlessly transition to Zelta v2.

  • Presenter: Jason Parsell, Sr. Manager, Clinical Data Management, Terumo Medical Corporation
12:30 p.m. ET – Lunch
1:30 p.m. ET - Afternoon sessions

The role of AI and automation in clinical studies

Learn about the potential impacts of machine learning and automation on clinical trials. Explore pragmatic applications, and witness Zelta’s integrated machine learning models, analytics, and automation tools in action — eliminating manual work and driving new efficiencies. This session will also highlight new, upcoming functionalities with Zelta’s machine learning capabilities.

  • Presenter: Walker Bradham, Product Management lead for Zelta, Merative

How bringing Zelta in-house drove new flexibility and cost benefits for Poseida

This session will explore examples of how Poseida has used Zelta EDC to accommodate complicated visit schemas and support data collection for Poseida’s Clinical Product Supplies group. Attendees will also learn about the cost savings associated with Poseida’s ability to build database on own.

  • Presenter: Ray Carlburg, Assoc. Director, Data Management, Poseida Therapeutics

Roadmap: What’s on the horizon for Zelta

We are always striving to improve and innovate through our agile development methodology and regular product release schedule. In this session we will share what is on the horizon for Zelta.

  • Presenter: Walker Bradham, Product Management lead for Zelta, Merative
3:00 p.m. ET – Break
3:15 p.m. ET – Interactive workshop

Zelta Interactive Workshop

Join an interactive workshop with our experts to understand what’s working for you and how we can make it even more tuned to your needs. This is your chance to provide direct feedback on the future design and functionality of the Zelta platform.

  • Presenter: Mark Gilroy, Lead Software Designer, Zelta
4:45 p.m. ET - Closing remarks

Closing remarks

  • Presenter: Jennifer Duff, General Manager, Zelta

Sara Anderson

Clinical Data Manager

SPR Therapeutics, Inc.


Ray Carlburg

Assoc. Director of DM

Poseida Therapeutics


Jason Parsell

Sr. Manager, Clinical Data Management

Terumo Medical Corporation


Jennifer Duff

General Manager, Zelta Clinical Trials Solutions