Expert Forum on diabetes: Genetics, nutrition and the future of diabetes management

09 - 10 Oct 2017

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

Videos

Summary

Diabetes prevalence being on the rise globally, we expect a growing impact of the disease on re/insurance portfolios throughout different lines of business. Whereas type 2 diabetes is significantly driven by genetics, there are many behavioural factors that influence the onset, development and exacerbation of the disease.

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Presentations

 

Monday 9 October 2017

18.00

Reception

18.30

Speaker dinner at the Centre for Global Dialogue

 

Tuesday 10 October 2017

 

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

08.00

Welcome coffee

08.30

Welcome and introduction
Russell Higginbotham, Head Life & Health Products, Member of Reinsurance Executive Committee, Swiss Re

Topic

Genetics & biomarkers of diabetes and the microbiome

08.35

Opening keynote: Type 2 diabetes metabolic footprint and biomarkers
Hannelore Daniel, Professor of Physiology of Human Nutrition, Technical University of Munich

09.05

Genetic risk score vs. other predictors for type 2 diabetes
Vincent Mooser, Professor, Head Clinical Chemistry CHUV, University of Lausanne

09.20

Epigenetic footprint of obesity and diabetes
Francisco Verdeguer, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, University of Zurich

09.35

The role of the microbiome in type 2 diabetes
Luc Sterkman, CEO, Caelus Health

09.50

Panel discussion with clinicians
Moderated by Urs Widmer, Life Guide Medical Officer, Swiss Re
Emanuel Christ, Head of Interdisciplinary Endocrinology, University Hospital of Basel
Hannelore Daniel, Professor of Physiology of Human Nutrition, Technical University of Munich
Aseem Malhotra, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Lister Hospital Stevenage and ROC Private Clinic Harley Street London

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Workshops
Round 1 starts at 11:00
Round 2 starts at 11:30

Workshop session 1: Epigenetic footprint of type 2 diabetes
Expert: Francisco Verdeguer
Moderator: Giselle Abangma

Workshop session 2: Combinatorial risk factor analysis
Expert: Vincent Mooser and Emanuel Christ
Moderator: Florian Rechfeld

Workshop session 3: Microbiome in type 2 diabetes patients
Expert: Luc Sterkman
Moderator: Detloff Rump

Workshop session 4: Metabolic type 2 diabetes footprint
Expert: Hannelore Daniel
Moderator: Yommy Chiu

12.00

Lunch

Topic

Diabetes management

13.15

Approaches to insulin sensitivity
Aseem Malhotra, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Lister Hospital Stevenage and ROC Private Clinic Harley Street London

13.30

Reversing type 2 diabetes through diet change
Peter Voshol, Senior Scientist, Louis Bolk Institute

13.45

Real life experiences: Weighing up the pros and cons of drugs and lifestyle choices properly before making choices
David Unwin, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), and Senior Partner of the Norwood Surgery

14.00

Programmes to manage type 2 diabetes
Arjun Panesar, Co-Founder and CEO, Diabetes.co.uk
Charlotte Summers, COO, Diabetes.co.uk

14.15

Panel discussion on behavioural psychology: How can people change their behaviour?
Moderated by Alison McLean, Head of Behavioural Research, Swiss Re
Sandra Andraszewicz, Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich
Hugo Harper, Principal Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team​ (BIT)
Jennifer Unwin, Psychologist, UK National Health Service

15.00

Coffee break

15.30

Workshops
Round 1 starts at 15:30
Round 2 starts at 16:00

Workshop session 1: The low carb approach
Expert: Peter Voshol
Moderator: Whitney Lodge

Workshop session 2: Fasting
Expert: David Unwin
Moderator: Detloff Rump

Workshop session 3: The Diabetes.co.uk low carb programme
Experts: Arjun Panesar and Charlotte Sommers
Moderator: Kelvyn Young

Workshop session 4: Behavioural persistency
Expert: Jennifer Unwin
Moderator: Chloé Michel

16.30

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

16.45

End of event


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Gallery

Photos by: Fredi Lienhardt

Speakers