Programme at a glance

DAY 1:  Sunday, 5 February 2017

13:00 – 14:00:  Registration & Welcome lunch
TIME SESSION SPEAKER MODERATOR
14:00 – 14:15 Welcoming address Dr Philippa Peil, Conference Chair
14:15 – 15:00 Keynote: The future of underwriting? John Turner, Head of Life & Health Underwriting Europe and Middle East, Swiss Re Dr Pamela Chetty
15:00 – 15:40 Overcoming barriers Pieter du Preez, Actuarial Analyst, Deloitte & Touche Dr Pamela Chetty
15:40 – 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 – 17:00 Keeping Up with The changing brain Dr Jody Pearl, Specialist Neurologist, Private Practice Dr Venessa Swanepoel
16:00 – 17:00 The Simplified Underwriting Model: Angel or Villain Febby Mulewa (FNB), Lerato Magano (Munich Re), Andre Venter (BrightRock), Janet Brodie (Momentum) Theresa Pienaar
16:00 – 17:00 Credibility and consistency – how do we manage it? Karen Theunissen, Occupational Therapist Marilda Kotze
17:00 – 18:30 Drinks & snacks

 

DAY 2:  Monday, 6 February 2017

07:00 – 08:00:  Registration
TIME SESSION SPEAKER MODERATOR
08:00 – 08:40 Keynote: Changing Landscape of CI: The Future Has Arrived Filipe Nunes, Munich Re Dr Venessa Swanepoel
08:40 – 09: 20 Brain Mapping Dr John Ouma, Specialist Neurosurgeon, Wits University & Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Dr Venessa Swanepoel
09:20 – 10:00 When the Machines Take Over Michael Porter, RGA Dr Venessa Swanepoel
10:00 – 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 – 11:10 Selfies: Are they worth the Extra-Premium? Slavica Lazic, Hannover Re Cindy Blanchard
11:10 – 12:00 ASISA: Getting to Know Us Better Leon Campher, ASISA Cindy Blanchard
12:05 – 13:00 Walking the Tight Rope of Legalities in Claims Advocate Thinus Ferreira, PPS Dr Anwar Bulbulia
12:05 – 13:00 Is work hardening all it’s cracked up to be? Bridging the gap between therapy and the real world Sascha Hildebrandt, Private OT Theresa Pienaar
12:05 – 13:00 Occupations: “All is not what it seems” Robert Goertz, Liberty Febby Mulewa
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:40 Is any life worth USD 200  mio sum assured? Colin Ryan, Munich Re Marilda Kotze
14: 40 – 15:20 What Keeps the Ombudsman Awake at Night Jennifer Preiss, Ombudsman Marilda Kotze
15:20 – 15:50 Tea Break
15: 50 – 16: 50 The Incredible Curious Adventure Paul Lewis, Ursula Torr & Jason Cooper-Williams, Gen Re Isobel Fry
15:50 – 16: 50 The AMA Guides: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Dr Thabani Nkwanyana (Hannover Re), John Henry Horn (Munich Re), Fiona Kossman (Gen Re), Dr Maritha van der Walt (Discovery), Dr Adela Osman (RGA) Theresa Pienaar
15:50 – 16:50 The Kidney: More than just a Bean Shaped Organ Dr Ben Botha, Nephrologist, Union Hospital, Alberton Gauteng Dr Philippa Peil
17:00 – 20:00 RGA Conference dinner

 

DAY 3:  Tuesday, 7 February 2017

07:30 – 08:30:  Registration
TIME SESSION SPEAKER MODERATOR
08:15 – 09:10 Spotlight on Psychiatric claims assessment – SASOP and ASISA Guide Dr Dominique Stott (PPS), Dr Gerhard Grobler (Academic Practice, Pretoria), Dr Christoffel Grobler (Academic Practice, East London) Dr Venessa Swanepoel
09:10 – 09:50 The Technology of Forensics in Insurance: Out with the Old, In with the New Servaas du Plessis, EOH – Forensic Services Dr Venessa Swanepoel
09:50 – 10:20 Tea Break
10:20 – 11:20 The Lipid hypothesis debate Dr Chris Hedgcock, SCOR Dr Philippa Peil
10:20 – 11:20 Taking a peek into the crystal ball – where is the science of FCE taking us Megan Spavins, Private OT Theresa Pienaar
10:20 – 11:20 Challenges at Underwriting…When the Doctor does not Agree! Dr Deidre Kotze (Discovery), Dr Mariza Gresse (Discovery), Dr Venessa Swanepoel (Discovery) Dr Venessa Swanepoel
11:30 – 12:10 Advances in Cancer Treatment – and can we afford them? Dr John O'Brien, Gen Re Dr Pamela Chetty
12:10 – 12:20 Closing & thank you's Dr Philippa Peil, Conference Chair
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch