Welcome to the September 2022 issue of ReFlections!
As always, this issue’s articles cover several timely
topics. Toronto-based medical underwriting consultant
Dr. James Kim, DAAPM, CAPM, CFACI, has written, in his
first article for ReFlections, a thought-provoking piece on
the new understanding of pain physiology and evolving
treatment frameworks. Interest in mental health continues
to increase significantly, and Erin Crump, Vice President,
Business Initiatives, another first-time ReFlections author,
shares her expertise on mental health issues impacting
insurers today. Finally, Dr. Paul Davis, MBBS, FRACP,
Chief Medical Officer, RGA Australia, and frequent
ReFlections contributor, offers an in-depth review of
colon polyps and colorectal cancers, the third most
common cancer-related mortality worldwide.
The Longer Life Foundation, RGA’s research
collaboration with Washington University School of
Medicine in St. Louis, is pleased to announce its latest
grant recipients. The seven 2022-2023 grantees – three
renewals and four new investigators – represent an
excellent portfolio of innovative and relevant research that
will benefit both clinical and insurance medicine.
In this Issue