General introductions to pandemics
- View the Longevity Bulletin 6: The Pandemic edition (2015):
- An actuarial perspective on pandemics. Gordon Woo, pages 3-5.
- An epidemiological perspective on pandemics. Alison Martin, pages 7-11.
- A policy perspective on pandemics. Chloe Sellwood, pages 13-18.
- A medical technologist perspective on pandemics. Christoph Thuemmler. pages 20-21.
- IFoA news release on issue of Longevity Bulletin: Actuarial modelling of big data could play a major role in tackling the next pandemic, 5 August 2015. Other articles from this Longevity Bulletin are shown under the themes of modelling and mitigation, and assessments of past pandemics.
- Predicting pandemics. Charles Orton-Jones. Delta: Actuaries Supporting Change (2016) pages 26-28. View article
- Mitigating the risks of pandemics. Petra Wildemann (2018). The Actuary, March, pages 28-29.
Modelling and mitigating pandemic risks
- The influenza agenda. Matthew Edwards and Richard Marshall. The Actuary (2016), December, pages 30-32.
- Prevention is better than cure. Joseph Lu. The Actuary (2016), January/February, pages 25-27.
- Pandemic perspective. Anne Lise Bagur. The Actuary (2013), November, pages 22-24.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Identifying, quantifying and mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildemann. IFoA Life Conference 2017.
- Terror and pandemic modelling for life insurance. Colin Dutkiewicz. IFoA Protection, Health and Care Conference 2017
- Mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildermann. IFoA General Insurance ‘GIRO’ Conference 2017.
- Pandemic influenza: a timely example of what a mortality stress scenario might look like. Brett McWilliam; Kevin O'Regan. Life Convention 2006. View presentation
- Will my re-insurer be there when I need them most? Chris Barker and Jules Constantinou.
Life conference 2009.
Assessing past pandemics
From Longevity Bulletin: The Pandemic edition. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. 2015:
- Case study: 1918 Spanish flu, page 6.
- Case study: HIV/AIDS. page 12.
- Case study: Ebola. page 19.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Reimagining the 1918 pandemic. Ashley Campbell. Highlights of the IFoA Life Conference 2018.
- Extreme scenarios for pandemic risk. Gordon Woo. IFoA International Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2016.
- Age-dependence of the 1918 pandemic Gordon Woo. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries sessional meeting paper in September 2018.
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This free 1 hour CPD webinar is designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020 and is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive.
Modelling the structure and trends of cancer morbidity risk is important for pricing and reserving in related health insurance fields such as critical illness insurance and care provision. We model the dynamics of cancer incidence over time in different regions in England, using 1981-2016 ONS data. The modelling allows estimation of cancer rates at various age, year, gender and region levels, following a Bayesian setting to account for statistical uncertainty. Our analysis indicates significant regional variation in cancer incidence rates.
In this talk we will outline the steps Aviva took in pulling together our first large-scale disclosures on the exposure of our business to climate change published in March 2019; in line with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. After touching on why insurers have such an important role in climate change, we'll cover a brief “how-to” guide for those who have not yet embarked on thinking about these topics before giving a case study of how the learnings from a TCFD disclosure exercise can be applied to investment portfolios.
The insurance industry currently underwrites customers with diabetes based on a range of factors, medical expertise and various medical studies. The work undertaken by the Diabetes Working Party would help the industry to approach this using current research findings to update and enhance how potential risk from diabetes is considered. This includes the need to understand the underwriting implications as treatments improve, and potentially to develop new products that are tailored to those with diabetes. This webinar will present our latest findings in the management of this important chronic condition which will include research in collaboration with the ARC.
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There will be a prestigious line-up of international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia. The conference will take place throughout September via an online platform. The webinars consist of plenary speaking sessions and a series of workshop sessions including Life, GI, Data Science, Sustainability, Risk Management and Investment.
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