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For ongoing professional development purposes, listed below are the presentations from the ALUCA 2016 National Conference that the speaker has agreed to share with delegates post-conference.

Thursday 20 October 2016


Rethinking Mental Illness - Beyond Biology

Prof. Michael Robertson, Chief Medico Officer, Medico Legal Opinions


How to use nudge and neuroscience communication techniques in underwriting and claims to achieve better outcomes – a practical workshop

Dr Paul Pers, Director, Focus On Recovery by Engagement


Insurers Improving Health Recovery: How we can better ensure optimal outcomes for claimants and insurers alike

Dr Newman HarrisClinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Northern Clinical School


Trying to make me go to Rehab…No No No

Roger ClarkClaims Rehabilitation Consultant, Munich Reinsurance Company


Life Insurance, Superannuation, workers compensation… who pays?

Prof. Niki EllisWork for Health Advisor, Comcare


Life Insurers Are Obsolete

Kent HopperPrincipal, Zoeller Consulting

 Friday 21 October 2016


Are we prepared for what’s ahead?

Dr Charlotte Von BodelSchwinghMedical Consultant, Munich Reinsurance Company


The Impact of a Rapidly Changing World on Health and Wellness:  From Medical Advances, Emerging Risks, Climate Change and Mass Human Migration to Global Conflict and Fear

Dr Daniel ZimmermanVP and Medical Director, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)


Drug Use - What's worse, illicit or prescriptive

Dr Derek LovellMLCOA


Calling it Cancer - is it enough?

Dr David DalleyOncological Specialist


Actuaries are from Mars, Underwriters and Claims Assessors are from Venus

Francis BurgessHead of Pricing, Pacific Life Re


Adjusting our sights: HIV Underwriting

Dr Monique EsterhuizenChief Medical Officer, Hannover Re

Getting the math right

Jo Hetherington, TAL


Enough talking about the need for change, someone who has done it at an Industry level will talk about what is required to actually do it

Rob CordinerDeputy CEO, ReturnToWorkSA


My Customer Rules

Stephen Jarvie, Solutions Manager, Adviser Connect
Kelvin AndrewsSolutions Architect, Adviser Connect


Up Close and (Entirely) Personal: Manufacturing life insurance in the 'Age of Me'

Bronwyn KirwanSwiss Reinsurance Company Ltd


Smart Traveller

Brek BatleyDirector of Consular Information, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade



Jim Welsh, Chair, ALUCA
Devi Uka, Manager, Underwriting Training & Quality, TAL
Chantelle EverettHead of Claims - Direct, TAL

 Saturday 22 October 2016


Health and Life – two insurance industries sharing ideas

Dr Andrew CottrillMedical Director, HCF

Future of Underwriting

Teresa ToHead Underwriting Solutions and Initiatives Asia, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

A Heads Up on Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Patrice O'Brien, General Manager of Workplace, beyondblue
Dr Dielle Felman
, Director, Work Life Well
Dr Newman Harris, 
Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Northern Clinical School
Dr Joseph Dunn
, Psychiatrist, CMO

Moderated by: Goran Lazic, Medical Services Manager, AMP Life


Standard definitions? What the UK were they thinking!

Nick KirwanHead of Product, MLC


The 4th Industrial Revolution: What will work look like and what does it mean?

Dr Eva Balun-VnukState Director for Microsoft in South Australia, Microsoft Australia & New Zealand