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Next meeting...

Alzheimer's disease

Nicola Oliver - Medical Director and Co-Founder of Medical Intelligence

Date: 6pm 11th May 2017

Venue: Mercure Holland House Hotel, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol BS1 6SQ

Our speaker will be Nicola Oliver, Medical Director and Co-Founder of Medical Intelligence. Her presentation on Alzheimer’s Disease, both from an underwriting and claims perspective, will cover:

  • The current state of play of Alzheimer’s including therapies and their effects and recognising the early signs of the disease (especially in younger people)
  • The risk factors including Family History and the pathophysiological link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s
  • Future advances in coping with, treating or even improving the life expectancy of the disease.
  • Will there come a time that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s does not preclude obtaining life/CIC insurance?
  • Availability and reliability of DTC genetic tests.

Nicola is incredibly well qualified to talk to us about Alzheimer’s. She works directly with clients in increasing their understanding of the medical elements that impact Mortality and Longevity Risk. She also has wider involvement with client's own events presenting for Swiss Re in London, Zurich and Boston and for Towers Watson at their inaugural client event - 'Life 2013 - Intelligent Insurance Perspective'. Nicola has previously been a member of a number of Peer Review Panels including the BMJ, The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health and in 2013 was the lead author of a paper published in The British Actuarial Journal. She also has extensive experience of working within the UK National Health Service at the highest senior clinical level.

Nicola is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, The Royal Society of Medicine & the Royal College of Nursing.

Dates for your diary...

11th May 2017

1st October 2017 - LUCID

Past Presentations

You can find past presentations from previous Select 74 meetings from the link below.  Starting from 2005 there are more than 50 slideshows.

All slideshows remain the property of the original owner and are posted here with their kind permission.

03-03-16 - Dr Annette Scivier - GP's journey with a rare disease 03-12-15 - Dr Rob Rosa - When Should We Be Anxious About Anxiety? 21-05-15 - Jen Oakey & Alison McLean - Can behavioural "nudges" be used on doctors to help speed up claims payments? 12-03-15 - Peter O'Callaghan - Heart Rhythm Disorders - How do you quantify risk? 02-12-14 - Dr Ed Sheffield - Diagnosis of Cancer in the Pathology Laboratory 09-10-14 - Steven Rhodes - Current legal issues in data and the protection market 15-05-14 - Matt Rann - 1974 Introduction 15-05-14 - Jerry Brown - The HIV epidemic and my part in it... 15-05-14 - Dr Geoffrey Robb - Underwriting diabetes - past, present and future 15-05-14 - Paul Blyth - Treatment of the 15-05-14 - Sonia Nolten - The View from Chambers 15-05-14 - Nigel Bradshaw - Big Data - Friend or Foe? 15-05-14 - Professor Anne Rosser - The future of neurodegenerative disease 15-05-14 - Dr Grant Kelly - Call the Doctor 15-05-14 - More Than Minutes 06-03-14 - Theresa Taylor - Multiple Sclerosis - A Personal Story 06-03-14 - Dr Emile de Sousa - Multiple Sclerosis - The GP's Perspective 05-12-13 - Richard Bulbulia - Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - Current State and Future Prospects 23-05-13 - Peter Collins - the challenges of liver disease now and in the next 50 years 14-03-13 - Karen Hunt, Kate Ramsay and Rob Rosa - Does that make me crazy...? A decade in mental health 10-01-13 - Peter Banthorpe - Who will live to 100 10-01-13 - Dr Nick Niven-Jenkins - Who will live to 100 04-10-12 - Dr Liam Penny - Fifty Shades of Troponin 03-05-12 - Damien Bartlett - What About the Customer 03-05-12 - David Cobley - The 5Cs of Underwriting and Sales 03-05-12 - Dr Chris Ball - Making Sense of Stress 03-05-12 - Lennox Bunting - Zurich Private Clients 03-05-12 - Mick Gillingham - Getting Back to Work with CBT 03-05-12 - Dr Rob Rosa - The Patient's 10 Minute Confessional 16-02-12 - Dr Russell Lane - Neurological disorder from history to diagnosis 01-12-11 - Dr Karsten Filzmaier - How to assess heart valve defects without a crystal ball 12-05-11 - Roger Bibbings MBE - Thinking Harder about Accidents 17-02-11 - Dr Peter Groom - Double Double Toil and Trouble (Underwriting Alcohol) 13-05-10 - Dennis Smith - Transforming Protection at HSBC 13-05-10 - Ben Heffer - Defaqto Star Ratings 25-02-10 - Prof Robert Rubens - Cancer: Recent Advances and Implications for Underwriting 25-02-10 - Peter Barrett - Cancer Claims 03-12-09 - Dr Anne King - The Vampire Strikes Back 08-10-09 - Dr Nick Niven-Jenkins - Specialist CPD for the Medical Insurance Sector 21-05-09 - Prof Mansel Aylward - Health of the Nation 26-02-09 - Dr Jonathan Evans - The Population Impact of Psychiatric Disorder 04-12-08 - Dr Jeremy Hobart - Simplifying Neurology 09-10-08 - Dr Peter Groom - Much Ado About Nothing... CKD 22-05-08 - Jeff Cook - Am I Bovvered 22-05-08 - Roy Chappell - Does Underwiting Make A Difference 28-02-08 - Dr Peter Groom - Trick or Treat 13-12-07 - Prof Mansel Aylward - Back Pain - It's Enough to Drive you Nuts 04-10-07 - Dr Liam Penney - The Sounds, Size & Pathways to Your Heart 22-03-07 - Dr Geoffrey Robb - Diabetes 14-12-06 - Melissa Collett - Getting cases on the books - FOS 14-12-06 - Kevin Carr - Getting cases on the books - IFA 10-05-06 - Dr CG Winearls - Renal Diseases 02-03-06 - Dr Sayer - Your Heart - Would you get Standard Rates 07-04-05 - Keith Robertson - Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
Who We Are

Select 74 boasts membership of underwriters, claims assessors and insurance medical officers from all leading long-term protection insurance and reinsurance companies, and insurance services providers.

Our objective is to promote business and social contact between persons actively engaged in life and disability underwriting and claims, particularly by meeting and dining together.


Jon Parker, Gen Re Life & Health, Chairperson

Nicky Bray, Zurich

Ann-Marie Dec, Scor

Andrew Greatbanks, L&G

Jacqueline Kerwood, Aviva

Helen Noble, Swiss Re

Yunus Piperdy, RGA

Anna Rogers, LV=

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Jon Parker
Gen Re Life & Health
Corn Exchange
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London, EC3R 7NE (UK)