Genetically Informed Risk Assessment

  • Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
  • Strategic Insight and Integration


October 23 - 24, 2013


San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina
San Diego, CA

Join world class geneticists, scientists and biostatisticians to learn how genetic information and the coming revolution in personalized medicine can be applied to risk assessment and life underwriting. Genetically informed decision making, like it or not, is imposing itself on and becoming a valuable resource in medical care and in risk assessment. This seminar will reveal how inexpensive, readily available genetic information can be used, and how it will impact medical care, the life and health insurance industry, and the actuarial profession. Presenters will offer insight into some of the latest advancements, and you’ll have an opportunity to see your own genetic code.

Registration is now closed. The SOA Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Please call 888.697.3900.

Target Audience

  • Actuaries active in risk selection and valuation of financial risk related to human life or health
  • Individuals involved in the life settlement market
  • Underwriters including medical directors
  • Insurance company management
  • Regulators

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Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.