Health and Retirement Conference 2017

From:12 Oct 2017 - 08:30
To:13 Oct 2017 - 17:30
Location: Virgo 1-4, Resorts World Convention Centre, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
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Dear SAS Member,


I am pleased to announce that the fourth SAS Health and Retirement Conference will be held on 12 and 13 October 2017 at Resorts World Sentosa. This year’s theme is                                          Personalised Planning - One Size Does Not Fit All

                                                     The quality, not longevity, of one’s life is what is important. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


The diversity of retirement and healthcare needs, coupled with more information and increasing sophistication of technology, is pushing the industry to look for multi-disciplinary ideas and solutions. The conference intends to bring many interested parties into the same space to network, while sharing and creating solutions. The most recent World Bank 7th Global Pension and Saving Conference highlighted the need to focus more on issues at the intersection of pensions and health. Our conference aims to take this debate forward.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pieter Cullis will be delivering the keynote address “The Personalized Medicine Revolution: How Diagnosing and Treating Disease Are About to Change Forever”. Dr. Cullis will explain how personalized medicine is the biggest revolution of our time. By replacing the current one-size-fits-all approach to medicine with medical treatment based on each individual’s unique molecular makeup, personalized medicine will dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment of disease and radically empower us to take control of our own health.


Dr. Cullis is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia. He is an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in the field of lipids, biological membranes and liposomal drug delivery systems. He has been very active in the development of several biotechnology companies and is recognized as a remarkable researcher and innovator, with over 300 publications and 40 patents. He is a winner of the 2011 Prix Galien, and is member of the Royal Society of Canada.


We are also reaching out to speakers of similar standing - the World Bank has tentatively offered a speaker on retirement and pensions.


Who will be attending this Conference?

Past conferences regularly attracted more than 100 attendees from the broad insurance industry, medical professionals, technology start-ups and government representatives locally as well as across the region.


Call for papers

If you have any experience in, or ideas on, the matters which will be discussed at this Conference, and wish to share them with a knowledgeable audience, please take a little time to go through the Call for Papers by clicking on this link:


We welcome speakers from as diverse fields as possible. So, if you have colleagues or acquaintances who are not SAS members, or who may not even be actuarially trained, but who have knowledge on these matters to share, please forward this email to them.



If you have any enquiry or need any clarification, please feel free to send an email to  

We will get back to you promptly.


Your Presence – as a Speaker or as an Attendee

I look forward to your participation in this Conference very much – whether as a speaker or as an attendee. Past conferences had witnessed lively discussions and debates during the sessions, and I expect that this tradition will continue into this Conference.

To view past conference programmes, click on the following links:  HRC 2016, HRC 2015, HRC 2014


We look forward to receiving your Expression of Interest (by 31 July 2017).


Marcus Kok

Chairman, 2017 Health and Retirement Conference

Singapore Actuarial Society