Moderator and Presenter Information

Thank you for agreeing to participate in the 2016 Health Meeting being held in Philadelphia, PA, June 15-17, 2016.  Below is a compilation of the information and dates you need to know in order to prepare for the meeting.

Moderator/Presenter Information

Bio Submission - All moderators & presenters are requested to submit a short bio (no more than 250 words) and photo to be included in the meeting app. They should be print-quality photographs (300 dpi) featuring a person’s head and shoulders, ideally taken within the last year. Photos are to be no smaller than 110 x 134 pixels. 

Note - If you presented at one of the meetings in 2015 (Life & Annuity Symposium, Health Meeting, Valuation Actuary Symposium or Annual Meeting), and you submitted a bio & photo for that meeting we will use what we have in our database. If you are not sure whether or not you submitted a bio & photo, please contact Anna Abel.

Presentation Information & Guidelines

The moderator of each session is encouraged to arrange a conference call with all session presenters prior to the meeting.  If you have not received a call from either the moderator or lead presenter of your session at least six weeks prior to the meeting, please notify Anna Abel. The Society of Actuaries strongly urges all presenters to use presentation materials.  There are many resources available on the SOA Web site to assist you in planning your presentation. Please visit the Professional Development Volunteer Resource Center to see all of the tools available to you.

There is an optional powerpoint template for the SOA Health Meeting, however you may also use your company's own template for your presentation.

Acknowledgement and Release – confirm ASAP

The SOA records all Panel Discussions, Lectures, Open Forums, Interactive Forums and Teaching Sessions. If you do NOT wish to have your session recorded, please notify Anna Abel. Otherwise, all presenters must agree to the SOA's Acknowledgement and Release.

Presentation Submission - Deadline May 13

If you do NOT  intend to have a presentation for your session, please notify Anna Abel at the SOA. We request that all presentations be submitted as original PowerPoint files. They will be converted to PDF files prior to being posted on the SOA website and also converted to an appropriate format for inclusion in the meeting app.


Moderator & Presenter Meeting Registration InformationDeadline May 13

All presenters are required to register for the meeting.  Discounted registration rates are available.

Hotel Information Deadline May 13

All presenters are responsible for their own hotel arrangements, unless specifically advised otherwise. 

At Meeting Time
Upon arrival at the hotel, please pick up your registration materials and name badge at the Society of Actuaries' Registration Desk.  The registration desk will be open as follows:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, June 17, 2016  7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

The exact room location of your session will be listed in the final program summary that will be provided when you pick up your registration packet at the Registration Desk.


Please contact Anna Abel.