Expert Forum on Genomic Medicine

22 - 23 Oct 2018

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

Agenda

 

Monday, 22 October 2018

18.00

Networking reception and dinner for speakers at the Centre for Global Dialogue

 

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

 

Event moderation: Séverine Rion Logean, Life & Health R&D Manager, Swiss Re

08.00

Welcome coffee

08.30

Welcome and introduction
Justine Kelly-Fisher, Head L&H Business Management Client Service Delivery, Swiss Re

Topic

From science fiction to practice

08.35

Building an evidence base for the future of genomic medicine
Robert Green, Geneticist, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

09.05

Genome editing: What will the future bring?
Rodger Novak, Co-Founder and President, CRISPR Therapeutics

09.25

(Nearly) 100,000 genomes later: What have we learned?
Mark Bale, Head of Science Partnerships, Genomics England/ Department of Health & Social Care, UK

09.45

Polygenic risk scores for risk assessment
Richard Karlsson Linnér, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

10.05

Panel discussion on the current status and future of genomic medicine: From early detection to cure
Moderated by Christoph Nabholz, Head Life & Behaviour R&D, Swiss Re

Mark Bale, Head of Science Partnerships, Genomics England/ Department of Health & Social Care, UK
Stefan Foser, Group International Scientific Director, Roche
Thilo Schroeder, Partner, Nextech Invest Ltd.

10.45

Coffee break

11.10

Workshops
Round 1 starts at 11:10
Round 2 starts at 11:40

Workshop session 1: The impact of genomic medicine on behaviour and insurance
Expert: Robert Green, Geneticist, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Moderator: Florian Rechfeld, Senior Research Analyst L&H, Swiss Re

Workshop session 2: Is reversal of genetic disease a reality? Risks and opportunities for insurance
Expert: Rodger Novak, Co-Founder and President, CRISPR Therapeutics
Moderator: Thomas Wildhaber, Financial Analyst, Swiss Re

Workshop session 3: The cost and value of the interpretome
Expert: Mark Bale, Head of Science Partnerships, Genomics England/ Department of Health & Social Care, UK
Moderator: Yommy Chiu, Life & Health R&D Manager, Swiss Re

Workshop session 4: Polygenic risk scores vs. traditional risk factors in underwriting
Expert: Pietro Biroli, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Zurich and Richard Karlsson Linnér, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Moderator: John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

12.10

Lunch

Topic

A look at today's practice

13.20

Precision medicine: A reality check
Stefan Foser, Group International Scientific Director, Roche
 

13.40

The value proposition of genetic testing as an insurance offering
Marko Bitenc, Founder and CEO, GenePlanet

14.00

Genetics and genomics: A view from daily practice in oncology today and tomorrow
Beat Thürlimann, Head of Breast Center, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen

14.20

Potential for genetic information to promote healthier behaviours
Colleen McBride, Rollins Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Emory University

14.40

Panel discussion on the value proposition in insurance: How to motivate individuals to take action on information gained through genetic testing?
Moderated by Lizzy Lubczanski, Behavioural Research Manager, Swiss Re

Robert Green, Geneticist, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Colleen McBride, Rollins Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Emory University
Beat Thürlimann, Head of Breast Center, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen

15.20

Coffee break

15.45

Workshops
Round 1 starts at 15:45
Round 2 starts at 16:15

Workshop session 1: Personalised medicine in the clinical practice and what it means for insurance
Expert: Stefan Foser, Group International Scientific Director, Roche
Moderator: Giselle Abangma, Senior L&H Research Analyst, Swiss Re

Workshop session 2: Exploring the insurance value proposition of genetic testing
Expert: Marko Bitenc, Founder and CEO, GenePlanet
Moderator: Tsutomu Nemoto, Life & Behaviour Research Analyst, Swiss Re

Workshop session 3: Challenges and dilemmas in clinical counselling
Expert: Beat Thürlimann, Head of Breast Center, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
Moderator: Monica Wilson, Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

Workshop session 4: Potential for genetic information to promote healthier behaviours
Expert: Colleen McBride, Rollins Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Emory University
Moderator: Tiffany Zhang, Behavioural Research Consultant, Swiss Re

16.50

Closing remarks and next steps
Christoph Nabholz, Head Life & Behaviour R&D, Swiss Re

17.00

End of event

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Speakers

General Information

Conference

Expert Forum on Genomic Medicine

Date

22 - 23 October 2018

Venue

Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Participants

Swiss Re internal experts and selected clients by invitation only

Conference language

English

Conference fee

There is no fee to attend the conference

Dress code

Business casual

Hotel accommodation

Please refer to the separate registration/accommodation tab

Transportation to and from the Centre

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Airport transfers will be the responsibility of the participants.

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Meals and refreshments

Lunch, as well as coffee and refreshments will be served on Tuesday, 23 October. If you have a special meal or dietary requirement, please note it on the registration form.

Cancellation

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Disclaimer

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Registration / Accommodation

Participation is by invitation only.

Hotel accommodation at the Centre for Global Dialogue

A limited number of rooms are available at the Centre for Global Dialogue.

In order to reserve a hotel room we kindly ask you to send us an email indicating your arrival and departure date.

The rate is CHF 300 per night/person including breakfast.