Health and Retirement Conference 2018

From:11 Oct 2018 - 08:50
To:12 Oct 2018 - 17:00
Location: Virgo 1-4, Resorts World Convention Centre, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
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Dear SAS members


The Singapore Actuarial Society (SAS) is organising our fifth Health and Retirement Conference on 11 and 12 Oct 2018. This year’s theme is


Technological Transformation:
Applying Intelligence, Augmenting Insights


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. How will technology transform the playing field? The conference intends to bring thought leaders with diverse insights into the same space to network, while sharing and creating solutions.


Keynote Speakers

Dr Bern Shen, draws on 3 decades of clinical, tech industry and investor experience to provide actionable insights in the health tech space. He practiced emergency medicine both in the US (Yale, Pitt, UCSF) and abroad, and has frontline innovation experience in large companies (HP, Oracle, Intel), early-stage startups, and as an angel investor. In the nonprofit space, he led the health practice at the Institute for the Future, and has served on Boards including The Health Trust, TechWadi, the University of Iowa: College of Public Health, the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies, and the Clayton Christensen Institute. Bern holds an A.B. from Harvard and an MD, MPhil. from Yale, and splits his time between San Francisco and Abu Dhabi.


We are also working to have another keynote speaker in the retirement space. We are happy to have speakers of similar standing to share in this conference.


Who will be attending this Conference?

Past conferences regularly attracted more than 130 attendees from the broad insurance industry, medical professionals, technology start-ups and government representatives locally as well as across the region.


Who will be speaking at this Conference?

We hope to attract professionals from all related fields to share their knowledge and experience in technology, economics, investment, healthcare, retirement, government so that holistic solutions to the problems of access to healthcare and of funding for retirement can be identified. Actuaries and insurance professionals are likely to form a good proportion of the speakers, bringing to the audience the latest developments in financial tools, public-private and employer-insurer arrangements, public policies and programmes, addressing the issues relating to our theme.


What will the Conference format be?


Presentation sessions

This conference is likely to include 12 or more sessions of one hour each, for presentations by selected speakers. Each speaker will be asked to make a presentation of 40-45 minutes, and allow 15-20 minutes for questions and answers. The presentation will be in PowerPoint format. You may embed videos in your presentation, but we suggest that the video should be short, given the time constraints.


Panel discussions

There may be plenary sessions that will involve panel discussions. The panels will consists of experts or experienced practitioners in the field that is the subject of the discussion, and the panellists will take questions from the floor.


To view past conference programmes, click on the following links:

HRC 2017, HRC 2016, HRC 2015, HRC 2014


If I wish to speak, what do I have to do?

Please submit an expression of interest to, giving us some information about yourself, and about the topic which you wish to present on, by 15 Aug 2018. Details to be submitted are in Appendix: Submission of Expression of Interest. Thereafter, once we have shortlisted the presentations for this conference, we will let you know whether or not your paper has been accepted by 7 Sep 2018.


If your presentation is selected, you will have to submit the final presentation in PowerPoint format (on the PowerPoint template which we will provide you) at least 14 days before the conference commences, i.e. by 27 September 2018.


Will I be paid for speaking?

The SAS does not normally pay honoraria to speakers at its conferences or reimburse speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses. However, if you have been selected to speak, the SAS will waive your registration fee. If you propose two speakers for your session, the SAS will waive the fee for one speaker and 50% of the fee for the other speaker.


Will my presentation be published?

When you submit your presentation, we assume that you will have granted the SAS permission to publish your presentation on the SAS website, which is accessible to all members of the public. The SAS will further assume that you will have resolved any copyright issues with respect to the information and data you use in your presentation


Who can I contact if I need more information or clarification?

If you need any more information or clarification, please feel free to send an email to We look forward to receiving your Expression of Interest (by 15 Aug 2018).


Call For Papers - Health and Retirement Conference 2018   <<< Click here


Room Reservation At RWS   <<< click here to download



Thank you


LEONG Siao Wearn

Chair, Health and Retirement Conference 2018

Singapore Actuarial Society