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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
Dress Attire: Business Casual
RGA UNIVERSITY I
6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Meet for Transportation to Large Group Dinner
Location: Drury Inn Lobby
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
6:30 p.m.Large Group Dinner – Veritas
8:30 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.Depart Restaurant to Drury Plaza
RGA: Melissa Gallegos

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
Dress Attire: Business Casual
RGA UNIVERSITY I
7:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.Meet for Transportation to RGA Office
Location: Drury Inn Lobby
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Introductions & Executive Welcome
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Kim Lancaster, VP, Underwriting Operations
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Critical Thinking
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Mark Dion, VP, Strategic UW Innovation
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Department Meet & Greet / Group Photo
Location: RGA Cafetorium & RGA Lobby
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Depression & Suicide
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Jeff Barwick, Director, Underwriting
 Bill McMillen, Underwriting Consultant
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.Taste of St. Louis
Location: RGA Cafetorium
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Cam - PIT
Underwriting the Elderly
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Bonnie Rickert, Sr. Underwriting Consultant
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.BREAK
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Financial Underwriting Concepts
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Miriam Krajewski, Head of Client UW Training
 Mike Hesse, VP & Chief Underwriter
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Medical Philosophy & General Discussion
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Dr. Dave Rengachary, SVP & Chief Medical Director
4:40 p.m.Depart RGA Office to Drury Plaza
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
DinnerOn Own

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Dress Attire: Business Casual
RGA UNIVERSITY I
7:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.Meet for Transportation to RGA Office
Location: Hotel Lobby
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Diabetes
Location: F Training Room
Speakers: Cheryl Joyce, Executive Director, Underwriting
 Kyle Kilman, Associate Underwriting Consultant
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
(Includes 5-10 minute mid-session break)
Underwriting Coronary Artery Disease
Location: F Training Room
Speakers: Jennifer Lockwood, Technical Director, Underwriting
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Lunch/360 Session
Location: RGA Cafetorium
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Underwriting Department Tour
Location: Underwriting Department (B1 F1 Level)
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Alcohol Location: Speakers:
Location: F Training Room
Speakers: Dr. Elyssa Del Valle, VP & Medical Director
 Liz Pfeffer, Underwriting Consultant
2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.BREAK
2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Andrea - PIT
Anemia in the Insurance Applicant
Location: F Training Room
Speakers: Dr. Lisa Duckett, VP & Medical Director
3:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.Wrap Up
Location: F Training Room
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
3:45 p.m.Depart RGA Office to Drury Plaza
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
6:00 p.m. Meet for Transportation to Restaurants
Location: Hotel Lobby
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
6:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Small Group Dinners
RGA: Dinner Hosts

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
Dress Attire: Business Casual
RGA UNIVERSITY I
7:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.Meet for Transportation to RGA Office
Location: Hotel Lobby
RGA: Melissa Gallegos
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.International Risk Underwriting: Foreign Travel & Residence Risks,
Facts & Trends

Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Melissa Gallegos, Director, Underwriting
 Brittany Donohue, Assoc. Underwriting Consultant
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Lars Haaland, Vice President, Fac Exclusives (SUP)
 Bonnie Rickert, Sr. Underwriting Consultant
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.BREAK
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Athletes, Aviation and Avocations
Location: F Training Room
Speaker: Scott Sibley, Director, Underwriting
 Kevin Bettis, Sr. Underwriting Consultant
11:10 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.Jeopardy
Location: F Training Room
RGA: Alex Trebek (or his designee)
11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Closing / Wrap Up / Questions
Location: F Training Room
RGA: Melissa Gallegos & Team Leads
12:00 p.m.LUNCH (Boxed Lunch Provided) / DEPARTURES

 

TimeSessionPresenter
1:00 p.m. Registration and Coffee
 
1:30 p.m. Welcome addressSimon Wainwright
1:35 p.m. Key note speaker
Surviving in the Asian Insurance Market
Tony Cheng
2:30 p.m. WorkoutsChoose from two workout sessions on a topic of your choice
 OPTION 4
Survival of the Informed: The Risk of Anti-selection in Protection Business from Advances in Statistical Genetics
RGA have sponsored King’s College London to conduct a ground-breaking study using the most comprehensive research dataset in the world (the UK Biobank). Come and see the results of combining Health, Genetic and Lifestyle data to predict survival in a cohort of 500,000 people and discuss the implications for the survival of current underwriting and pricing approaches.
Peter Banthorpe and Dr. Richard Russell
 OPTION 2
Mortality Improvements: How long will your portfolios survive?
The past 6 years have seen a significant shift in mortality improvements. We’ll talk about how RGA approaches setting mortality and morbidity trends in light of these shifts (in particular the work we are doing around causes of death).
Stephen Courquin and Dale Rotteveel
3:15 p.m. Coffee Break 
3:45 p.m. WorkoutsChoose from two workout sessions on a topic of your choice
 OPTION 1
The power of evolution: Adapting to a changing world
Darwin supposedly once said: "It is not the most intellectual of species that survives, nor the strongest; but the one that is best able to adapt to the changing environment." How do you evolve as the world changes? How do you drive positive behaviour change in yourself, your customers and your business? RGAx and our partners will explore these questions together with the audience.
Kate Gillmore, Jonathan Hughes and Dr. Lisa Smith
 OPTION 2
Deferred annuity reinsurance: Emergence of a new species
Capital efficiency has been the mantra of the post Solvency II world, especially when it comes to such capital intensive business lines as deferred annuities. Using case studies, we’ll explore how reinsurance responds to the challenges of this growing yet traditionally under-served part of the market.
David Lipovics and Cormac Galvin
4:40 p.m. Key note speaker
Black Box Thinking - High Performance in a Complex World
Matthew Syed
5:45 p.m. End of Conference – Drinks reception