Professional Development
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St. John's Convention Centre, NL

Session 23 • Joint Plenary Session with Joint Colloquium Delegates – The Personalized Medicine Revolution

In this panel discussion, Pieter Cullis, a genomics expert, will join actuaries Emile Stipp and Jacques Boudreau to discuss how the availability of personalized, precision medicine based on a patient’s genetics will dramatically change current medical practice, and what effect that may have on actuarial practice and the public. Mr. Cullis will describe the medical advances. Mr. Boudreau will discuss how concerns about potential genetic discrimination in the insurance industry have prompted the federal and some provincial governments to consider legislation that would make it legal for insurance applicants to withhold the results of genetic testing, and the serious adverse anti-selection consequences of such legislation. Mr. Stipp will discuss the broader implications for health and life actuaries internationally, including the implications of increased longevity and potentially lower levels of population morbidity.


Sponsors

Patron

Aurigen

Eliot Bauer

SCOR

Benefactor

AXIS GGY
Hannover RE
KPMG
Oliver Wyman

Prudential

RGA
Society of Actuaries