Insurance Medicine Summit 2017

15 - 17 Nov 2017

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

Following the success of the Insurance Medicine Summits in 2012 and 2014, it gives us great pleasure to announce our 3rd Insurance Medicine Summit, taking place on 15 - 17 November 2017, at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue near Zurich. Chief Medical Officers, Chief L&H Underwriters and Claims Managers of global insurers will discuss the latest medical trends and advances together with leading academics, clinicians and researchers.

At the conference, we will explore a wide spectrum of the latest research and developments in insurance medicine. Amongst the topics addressed will be the paradigm shift in type 2 diabetes, the latest trends in cancer diagnostics and therapies, the risks and needs for an ageing population as well as the impact of new technologies on product innovation.

The programme is being set up in collaboration with medical officers across different continents. It will provide a unique platform, providing participants with tangible and practical information of direct relevance to their daily work, as well as their companies' guidelines and products.

Don't miss out this opportunity to expand your network and to stay at the forefront of the latest trends in insurance medicine.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

John Schoonbee
Global Chief Medical Officer
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Day 1

 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

12.00

Lunch buffet

13.00

ECG challenges: Learnings, discussions and case reviews
Chair: Monica Wilson, Chief Medical Officer North America, Swiss Re

16.30

End of course
Coffee break and networking

18.00

Welcome address and opening remarks

18.10

Opening presentation
Too much medicine and the great statin con
Aseem Malhotra, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Lister Hospital Stevenage and ROC Private Clinic Harley Street London

19.00

Apero and welcome dinner


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Day 2

 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

08.00

Coffee and networking

08.30

Welcome and intro to day 2
John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

 

THEME I: The metabolic pandemic

08.40

The obesity epidemic
Zoë Harcombe, Author and Researcher

09.10

Reversing type 2 diabetes
Jason Fung, IDM Program Medical Director and Scientific Editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance

09.40

Panel discussion on nutrition and diabetes
Moderator: John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

Panellists:
Jason Fung, IDM Program Medical Director and Scientific Editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance Program
Zoë Harcombe, Author and Researcher
Kelvyn Young, Head L&H Partnerships, Swiss Re
David Unwin, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), and Senior Partner of the Norwood Surgery

10.20

Coffee break

 

BREAKOUTS ON LIFESTYLE: 2 Rounds (repeated)

 

THEME II: Lifestyle, risks and new technologies

10.50

Session 1: Deep Learning Applications in Medicine&Insurance
Daniel Thyssen, L&H IT Business Partner EMEA, Swiss Re
Urs Widmer, Senior Life Guide Medical Officer, Swiss Re

Session 2: Predictive modelling developments in the US market
Brian Ivanovic, Manager & Senior Researcher Applied R&D, Swiss Re

Session 3: Smoking, E-cigarettes, Reduced-Risk Products
John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re 

Session 4: Wearables & apps: Tracking health vitals
Kelvyn Young, Head L&H Partnerships, Swiss Re

    11.30

    Breakouts repeated - round 2

    12.15

    Lunch

     

    THEME III: Cardiovascular diseases

    13.30

    What is really important in lipid risk profiling?

    14.00

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC): What genetics adds to cardiology for insurance medicine
    Urs Widmer, Senior Life Guide Medical Officer, Swiss Re

    14.30

    What cardiovascular disease tests should we be doing?

    15.00

    Coffee break

     

    THEME IV: A new era in cancer diagnostics and therapies

    15.30

    Liquid biopsies and the future of cancer detection
    Nicola Aceto, Group Leader Department of Biomedicine, Cancer Metastasis, University of Basel

    16.00

    Immune checkpoint therapy (BITE and CART)

    16.30

    Coffee break

    17.00

    Panel discussion: How will liquid biopsy affect CI definitions and mortality?
    Moderator: John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

    Panellists:
    Nicola Aceto, Group Leader Department of Biomedicine, Cancer Metastasis, University of Basel
    Robert Rubens, Global Medical Consultant, Swiss Re

    17.40

    Break

    18.15

    Apero and dinner


    This event may be photographed, filmed and/ or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Institute's internal and external websites and in printed materials.

    Day 3

     

    Friday, 17 November 2017

    08.00

    Coffee and networking

    08.30

    Introduction to day 3
    Hector Wong, Chief Medical Officer Asia, Swiss Re

     

    THEME V: Changing risk landscape with ageing populations

    08.40

    Latest insights into Alzheimer research and therapies

    09.10

    Swiss Re old-age products and solutions

    09.40

    Underwriting older ages

    10.10

    Coffee break

     

    THEME VI: Somatic and psychiatric disorders and how they affect claims

    10.40

    Burn out, vital exhaustion and chronic fatigue syndrome: Old wine in new bottles?
    Peter White, Professor Emeritus in Psychological Medicine at BARTS and the London School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

    11.10

    Case study in handling burn out claims
    Pia Cox, Medical Manager Health Care, AG Insurance

    11.40

    Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): A claims epidemic waiting to happen?
    Debbie Smith, Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

    12.10

    Panel discussion
    Moderator: Joyce Vink-Van Gils, Senior Medical Officer, Swiss Re

    Panellists:
    Pia Cox, Medical Manager Health Care, AG Insurance
    Andrew Parkinson, Head of Claims EMEA, Swiss Re
    Debbie Smith, Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re
    Peter White, Professor Emeritus in Psychological Medicine at BARTS and the London School of Medicine, and Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

    12.50

    Closing remarks
    John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re 

    13.00

    Optional buffet lunch

    13.45

    Departure


    This event may be photographed, filmed and/or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Institute's internal and external websites and in printed materials.

    Speakers

    General information

    Conference

    Insurance Medicine Summit 2017

    Date

    15 - 17 November 2017

    Venue

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

    Conference language

    English

    Conference fee

    There is no conference fee for this event.

    Registration

    Participation is by invitation only
    Please refer to the separate registration/accommodation tab.
    For questions regarding the registration process please contact Sabina_Fahrni@swissre.com

    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.

    Click here for travel directions to the Centre.

    Meals and refreshments

    Dinner will be served on 15 and 16 November 2017; Lunch, coffee and refreshments will be served on 16-17 November 2017.

    If you have a special meal or dietary requirement, please note it on the registration form.

    Cancellation

    For cancellation, please contact Sabina_Fahrni@swissre.com or +41 43 285 8852.

    Disclaimer

    This event may be photographed, videotaped, filmed and/or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Institute's internal and external websites and in printed materials.

    Antitrust statement

    We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Swiss Re conducts its business according to applicable Competition and Antitrust Laws. Please bear this in mind while attending the conference. For more details, please contact the organiser.

    Registration/Hotel Accommodation

    Registration
    Participation is by invitation only. For questions about the invitation process, please contact Irene_Maag@swissre.com.

    Hotel accommodation at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
    A limited number of rooms are available at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

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

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

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