Thursday, 13th June 2024

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31 – 35 Grassmarket




We are delighted to welcome Dr Firas Al -Janabi to FOCUS.  Dr Firas is new to the world of insurance and is enthusiastic to come along and present to what will be a different audience for him. He has a keen interest in teaching and training and recently becoming an Insurance CMO brings with it the chance to look at medicine from a different angle.

He will share experiences of Interventional Cardiology, provide insights on new technology and techniques that are constantly developing, and how treatment is really making a difference to so many people. He will also cover off diagnostic testing and the results Cardiologists commonly use.

Dr Firas will also briefly discuss the evolving field of structural Cardiology, where keyhole surgery can now treat procedures that were previously only treated by open heart surgery alone.  Finally, he will share exciting updates of his specialist interest over the past 3 -4 years, which is Renal Denervation, a procedure to treat resistant hypertension.


Apex Grassmarket

Apex Suite

17.30– 18.00     Welcome drinks

18.00 – 19.00    Presentation

19.00 – 22.00     Food and drink


A big thank you to SCOR for sponsoring the welcome drinks


Hotel Discount – 10% room discount available at the Apex Grassmarket. Use the code “FOCUS

How to join us

Email Jane Lyle ( ) to confirm your booking. Please do so before Mon 27th May 24 and include the number of people attending, their names and if they have any specific dietary requirements.

The cost of the event is £60.00 per person.

Payment by BACs

Bank: Royal Bank Of Scotland

Sort Code: 83 06 08

Account No: 21422846

Account name: Forum Of Claims and Underwriting (Scotland)


FOCUS welcomes our new Chair

Paul Washbourne  Munich Re

I’m honoured that the Committee are entrusting me with the Chair and we are looking forward to bringing you an array of exciting and informative presentations and entertainment.  I’ll be ably assisted by Blair Dinwoodie as Vice Chair.

I’ve been a committee member for nearly 10 years now and that time has flown by.  Clearly I’m still having fun!  I’d like to thank Fiona for her leadership over the last few years and congratulate her on the quality of the presentations and events, which she will continue to support as a valued committee member.  I’d also like to thank Dave Pidgin for the many years he has dedicated to FOCUS as he steps down from the committee, but will remain an avid supporter and we will continue to see him at our events.  And I’d like to welcome Simone Miller, whom I’ve very pleased to say is joining us on the committee.