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Mortality and longevity events

This page lists all upcoming and past conferences, workshops and publications organised by the IFoA’s Mortality Research Steering Committee

Latest events:

International Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2016: September, Royal Holloway, University of London

This conference provided a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on the latest relevant research, and was also an opportunity to learn about established knowledge from a range of different disciplines, all with the aim of better understanding and managing this complex yet critical subject.

The themes for this event were:

  • how will population longevity develop in the future in your defined country or internationally?
  • new evidence or analyses of historical morbidity and mortality patterns
  • what would disrupt current mortality trends?
  • how will Big Data and 'internet of things' contribute to mortality trends and analyses?
  • new techniques for mortality and longevity analyses and forecasting
  • implication of mortality and morbidity trends.

The IFoA has produced an online publication which includes articles by each plenary speaker, workshop abstracts and delegate views

Download the International Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2016 Report

Longevity Symposium 2016

Previous events:

Title Date
International mortality and longevity symposium 2014 15 - 17 September
Frailty workshop 14 October 2013
Emerging trends in mortality and longevity September 2011
Joining forces on mortality and longevity October 2009
Mortality experts meeting March 2008
The impact of medical advances and lifestyle on mortality January 2008

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  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

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    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

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    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

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  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Liverpool St, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
    Spaces available

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.