Welcome to the September 2023 issue! We have several interesting and timely articles.
First is the second part of Dr. SiNing Zhao’s comprehensive article about autism. Dr. Zhao, Regional Medical Director – Asia, reviews the many issues impacting insurers as the number of children and adults diagnosed with autism continues to increase rapidly.
A first-time ReFlections author, Dr. Megan Leivant, Vice President and Medical Director, U.S. Mortality Markets, contributes an article on the latest developments in bladder cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers worldwide.
This issue also features a preview of research being undertaken jointly by RGA with the University of Leicester in the U.K., exploring the impact of lifestyle factors on mortality and morbidity. Authors Kishan Bakrania, Senior Health Data Scientist, Global Data and Analytics, Richard Russell, Vice President, Head of Health Data Analytics, Global Data and Analytics, and Dr. Kevin Somerville, Medical Director, Underwriting Research and Manual Development, discuss the anticipated insights which may impact future approaches to underwriting and pricing.
The Longer Life Foundation (LLF) also announces its annual list of grant recipients for 2023-2024. This year marks the 25th anniversary that the Foundation has been supporting groundbreaking research into factors impacting health and longevity. We are also proud to present a short video commemorating LLF’s anniversary.
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