“clinical progress, insurance provision and the patient’s perspective”
We are pleased to announce that the next meeting of FOCUS will be held on Tuesday 19 June 2012 at the Council Chamber room at City Chambers in Edinburgh (253 High Street, EH1 1YJ). Click here for map.
This is a particularly exciting event because not only are we holding an extended event kicking off in the afternoon but we’re bringing this to you as a joint event with the Health Claims Forum (HCF). This offers fantastic opportunities for claims assessors and underwriters to share experiences and for each discipline to learn from the other.
The event is aimed at claims assessors and underwriters and the main focus will be on oncology in the afternoon with a neurology demonstration in the evening.
Dr Chris Derry
For the evening event, we are delighted to have Dr Chris Derry, Consultant Neurologist at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. His presentation “A neurological review” will be an interactive session with Dr Derry performing a typical neurological examination and discussing the key indicators and tests used in the diagnosis of a neurological disorder.
The presentation is intended to bring to life some of the key elements of the review process and will be of interest to both underwriting and claims.
Following the neurology presentation we will retire to the European Room where Medicals Direct Group have generously offered to sponsor a casino themed evening. A licensed bar will be available and if not playing the tables you’ll have plenty of opportunity to socialise.
Cost and joining instructions
£70.00 pounds per person – full day.
£40.00 per person – 5.00PM onwards – dinner, neurology presentation and entertainment. (please arrive prior to 5.00PM)
Please download the booking form, complete it and send along with your cheque to:
Linda McWIlliams, Bright Grey, Underwriting, 2 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1BG
Alternatively you can pay by BACs using the following details. Please use an obvious reference so we know where the money originates from.
Bank: Royal Bank Of Scotland
Sort Code: 83 06 08
Account No: 21422846
Account name: Forum Of Claims and Underwriting Scotland
12:30 Arrival with refreshments
12:50 Welcome from Health Claims Forum and Focus
13:00 The early detection of cancer (Dr Ian Cox, GenRe CMO)
13:45 The changing CI proposition (Peter Banthorpe, Actuarial Research Manager and Yunus Piperdy Underwriting Research and Development Manager, both at RGA)
14:45 Problem areas for CI claims (Professor Robert Rubens, Swiss Re CMO)
15:30 Advances in treatment (Dr Andreas Armuss, Medical Consultant at Munich Re)
16:15 Patient testimonies
17:00 Dinner (hot forked buffet)
18:00 A Neurological Review (Dr Chris Derry, Consultant Neurologist at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh)
FOCUS and the HCF are both really excited about this special event and hope to see as many of you on the 19th June as possible.