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Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2019

04-05 June 2019

About this event

The Mortality and Longevity Symposium aims to expand delegates’ horizons by giving a better view of the scope of current mortality research in a wide variety of relevant disciplines, and by providing a forum to discuss the implications for actuarial practice and it will be of interest to all actuaries concerned with setting or reviewing mortality and longevity assumptions, underwriters, demographers, epidemiologists, policy-makers, gerontologists, other medical researchers, and all those with an interest in better understanding and projecting mortality and longevity.

As a first for the IFoA, the Mortality and Longevity Symposium will be joining forces with the Protection, Health and Care Conference. These two high quality conferences will run back-to-back at the same venue.

Past delegate testimonials: 

“This is a multi-disciplinary symposium with internationally recognised experts among the presenters. The information imparted is at the cutting edge of a number of important fields.”

“The conference is informative for people from different fields. Having a background in medical research, it was informative to hear about how actuaries can make use of research results.”

“A new language is emerging to explain transition from expert knowledge to dependable assumptions for the future.”

“A great opportunity to exchange ideas, make contacts and keep abreast of the latest research.”

Registration Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:30 - 10:00 Registration
Plenary session Tue, 04/06/2019 - 10:00 - 11:00 Mortality and Longevity Plenary 1:


Refreshments Tue, 04/06/2019 - 11:00 - 11:30 Morning Refreshments
Workshop Tue, 04/06/2019 - 11:30 - 12:20 M&L Workshop A

A1: CMI Update

Speakers: TBC

A2: Trends in the cause-specific mortality experience in England and Wales

Speakers: Alexander Yiu, George Streftaris and Torsten Kleinow, Heriot-Watt University (ARC Funded Project)

A3: Marriage matters: a practical guide to modelling contingent dependants

Speaker: Andy Harding, Aon

Refreshments Tue, 04/06/2019 - 12:20 - 13:20 Lunch
Plenary session Tue, 04/06/2019 - 13:20 - 14:20 Mortality and Longevity Plenary 2: How neighbourhood characteristics can predict your longevity

In this session we will use highly-detailed geographical population data from the ONS to assess what socio-economic and other factors are most strongly associated with high or low mortality rates.

Speakers: Andrew Cairns and Jie Wen, Heriot-Watt University

(ARC Funded Project)

Transfer time Tue, 04/06/2019 - 14:20 - 14:30 Transfer time
Workshop Tue, 04/06/2019 - 14:30 - 15:20 M&L Workshop B

B1: Minimum Reversion in Mortality Models for Multiple Populations

Speakers: Torsten Kleinow, Heriot-Watt University and Miche Vellekoop, University of Amsterdam (ARC Funded Project)

B2: Waste not – Calibrating mortality models using all information

Speaker: Tim Gordon, Aon

B3: Sleep and Health - Should we care?

Speaker: Nicola Oliver, Medical Intelligence

Refreshments Tue, 04/06/2019 - 15:20 - 15:50 Afternoon refreshments
Plenary session Tue, 04/06/2019 - 15:50 - 16:50 Mortality and Longevity Plenary 3: How healthy is the NHS
  • Recent NHS performance
  • Impact of social care performance on care of older people
  • An overview of the NHS long term plan
  • Future challenges for the health and care system

Speaker: Dr Caroline Chill  

Clinical Director for Healthy Ageing at the Health Innovation Network

Other Tue, 04/06/2019 - 16:50 - 19:30 Delegate free time
Networking Tue, 04/06/2019 - 19:30 - 20:15 Drinks reception at the ICC
Dinner Tue, 04/06/2019 - 20:15 - 22:30 Dinner
Registration Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:30 - 09:15 Registration
Other Wed, 05/06/2019 - 09:15 - 09:30 IFoA Presidential address
Plenary session Wed, 05/06/2019 - 09:30 - 10:30 Mortality and Longevity and Health and Care joint plenary 1:


Refreshments Wed, 05/06/2019 - 10:30 - 11:00 Morning Refreshments
Workshop Wed, 05/06/2019 - 11:00 - 11:50 M&L Workshop C

C1: Longevity trend risk over limited time horizons

Speaker: Stephen Richards, Longevitas

C2: Using expert medical inputs to improve assumption setting

Speakers: Matthew Edwards, Willis Towers Watson and Sacha Dhamani, Prudential

C3: 10 longevity insights that I wish I'd known sooner

Speaker: Conor O'Reilly, Club Vita

Transfer time Wed, 05/06/2019 - 11:50 - 12:00 Transfer time
Plenary session Wed, 05/06/2019 - 12:00 - 13:00 Mortality and Longevity Plenary 4:


Refreshments Wed, 05/06/2019 - 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Workshop Wed, 05/06/2019 - 14:00 - 14:50 M&L Workshop D

D1: Conclusions of the Antibiotic Resistance Working Party

Speakers: Matthew Edwards, Willis Towers Watson and Nicola Oliver, Medical Intelligence (Members of the IFoA Antibiotic Resistance Working Party)

D2: Drug Innovation and Longevity

Speaker: Ivor O'Shea

D3: Enhancing longevity projection with external data sources

Speaker: Steven Rimmer, RMS

Refreshments Wed, 05/06/2019 - 14:50 - 15:20 Afternoon refreshments
Plenary session Wed, 05/06/2019 - 15:20 - 16:20 Mortality and Longevity and Health and Care joint plenary 2:


Other Wed, 05/06/2019 - 16:20 - 16:30 Closing remarks and Mortality and Longevity Symposium close

Copies of speaker presentations will be made available on this tab 2 weeks prior to the conference.