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Sessions of Interest for Canadian Actuaries at the 2017 SOA Health Meeting


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In the past, the SOA has held an annual, one-day actuarial health seminar in the spring in Canada. This year, a pilot program to merge the Canadian Health Seminar with the broader Society of Actuaries (SOA) Health Meeting will be launched during the 2017 SOA Health Meeting, the premier event for actuaries in the health industry. This approach will provide multiple concurrent sessions of interest to Canadian health practitioners over a full two-and-a-half-day meeting involving health actuaries from all over the world. Each program slot will contain sessions designed specifically for Canadian attendees, as well as other sessions that are non-nation-specific or international in scope. These sessions include:

Day 2: Monday, June 12

10:30 a.m.—Noon

Session 12: The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease: Fact or Fiction?
Session 14: Get REAL: Leadership Coaching: The New Key to Leadership
Session 17: Two systems, One Goal: U.S. and UK Approaches to Healthcare Quality Improvement and Cost Containment

2:00—3:30 p.m.

Session 24: Antibiotics, Super Bugs and the Health Care Delivery System
Session 25: Predictive Modeling for Disability Insurers
Session 31: Retiree Benefits: Weathering the Climate Change

4:00—5:30 p.m.

Session 40: Diagnosis Coding in Dental
Session 41: Technology in Health Care
Session 42: Best Practices in Health Insurer and Provider Risk Adjustment Programs
Session 43: Evolution of ORSA: Companies Taking Pragmatic Risk Approach
Session 45: Providers: The Other Half of the Value Based Care Equation

Day 3: Tuesday, June 13

9:00—10:30 a.m.

Session 57: Developing Effective Healthcare Predictive Models
Session 59: Attribution: The Basis for All Value-Based Care
Session 60: Predictive Modeling for Canadian Pharmaceutical Cost Growth
Session 61: Deconstructing Communication for Powerful Conversations: A Real Game Changer
Session 63: Practical Applications of Risk Appetite in Managing Disability Insurance

11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

Session 70: Impact of Silicon Valley Start-Ups on Health Insurance
Session 72: Annual Canadian Health Study
Session 74 and it has updated title: Innovative Uses of Risk Adjustment

2:15—3:45 p.m.

Session 84: Women's Leadership Forum
Session 88: Drug Claim Management
Session 91: How New Technologies are Disrupting Health Care

4:15—5:30 p.m.

Session 99: The Role of a Healthcare Provider Actuary (Session)
Session 100: Beyond the Numbers: How to Increase Your Value at Work
Session 101: Pandemic Modeling for Group Life Insurance
Session 103: Fraud and Abuse Risk

Day 4: Wednesday, June 14

8:30—10:30 a.m.

Session 117: Canadian vs. U.S. Health Care

10:30 a.m.—Noon

Session 121: Actuarial Professionalism: The Verdict Is In!
Session 122: Big Data tools for Healthcare
Session 124: Next Generation Risk Adjustment
Session 126: Group Life and Disability Discussion