3rd CEECLAM Scientific Conference

Organized by: CEECLAM
Place: Bristol Hotel, Warsaw
Date: 12th - 14th of May 2008


Dear Colleague,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to Warsaw in May 2008 for the 3rd scientific conference of CEECLAM.

Our organization, founded under auspices of ICLAM has already held the first meeting in Warsaw six years ago. We have the privilege to host CEECLAM again in rapidly developing Warsaw.

Thanks to the engagement of the members of the scientific committee we are confident that you will find the proposed themes particularly topical and interesting. Prevailing life topics will be discussed during the first conference day. Disability - the crucial subject in insurance medicine, will be extensively covered the following day. The pertinent issues of the current hottest topic - health insurance will be addressed and debated during the third (Polish) day.

The visit in Warsaw in the blossoming spring-time should bring even more enjoyable experiences. We believe that the proposed social program will meet your expectations.

We hope you will enjoy the conference.
Looking forward to welcome you in Warsaw,

Vice President of CEECLAM, Dr Krzysztof Grzyliński
Secretary of CEECLAM, Dr Zuzanna Guzel


Conference under the Auspices of

Ministry of Health

Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists


Scientific committee

Prof. Dr hab. Ryszard Andrzejak
Rector Medical University of Wrocław

Dr Siegfried Akermann
Chief Medical Consultant Allianz Life

Dr Jörg Apfelbach
General Manager Underwriting and Claims Scor Global Life SE

Dr Jürgen Becher
Medical Consultant CoC Medical Risks Research & Underwriting Munich Re

Dr Jan Bronsema
Vice-president, Medical Officer Swiss Re Life & Health The Netherlands

Dr Raymond Gill
Chief Medical Officer Gen Re., Chief Medical Officer Generali Employee Benefits in London

Dr Philip Smalley
MD FRCPC Vice President and Medical Director RGA International Ltd.

Prof. Dr hab. Piotr Zaborowski
Vice Rector for Educational Affairs, Medical University of Warsaw


Organising committee

Chairman: Dr Krzysztof Grzyliński (vice president CEECLAM), Dr Zuzanna Guzel (secretary CEECLAM), Dr Piotr Daniluk (coordinator of scientific activities CEECLAM)

Conference Secretariat: Agnieszka Mrowiec

PAIM representatives: Dr Tomasz Ameljańczyk, Dr Ryszard Domański, Dr Marek Gorajek, Dr Piotr Frątczak, Dr Arkadiusz Lipka, Dr Jerzy Nowak, Dr Agnieszka Polak, Dr Wiczyńska-Zając, Dr Tadeusz M. Zielonka

PIU representative: Andrzej Maciążek (Managing Director)



  Monday, 12th May, 2008
08.00 – 09.00 participants registration / coffee
09.00 – 09.30 opening addresses
09.30 – 13.00 Session I – Life Insurance
09.30 – 10.15 Dr Jürgen Becher (Munich Re) Cost-benefit analysis in the medical tests
10.15 – 11.00 Dr Phillip Smalley (RGA) Evolution of Critical Illness
11.00 – 11.30 break
11.30 – 12.15 Dr Jörg Apfelbach (Scor Global Life SE) Overweight and Obesity - How to Assess these Risks in Life Underwriting
12.15 – 13.00 Dr Raymond Gill (Gen Re) What are the Implications of Epidemic Avian Influenza in Insurance Medicine
13.00 – 14.30 lunch
14.30 – 17.00 Session II – Life Insurance
14.30 – 15.15 Dr Arkadiusz Lipka (PTMU) Underwriter's dilemma - syncope
15.15 – 16.00 Dr Piotr Daniluk (PTMU) Life Underwriting in PZU - the history and evolution
16.00 – 16.45 Dr Michał Brodzki (PTMU) Critical Illness in PZU - Claim Analysis
17.15 – 18.30 PAIM Election Meeting
19.00 coctail
  Tuesday, 13th May, 2008
08.30 – 09.30 CEECLAM meeting
09.30 – 13.45 Session III – Disability
09.30 – 10.15 Dr Jan Bronsema (Swiss Re) Underwriting chronic diseases in DI
10.15 – 11.00 Dr Siegfried Akermann (Allianz Life) Disability in members of the media
11.00 – 11.30 coffee break
11.30 – 12.15 Prof. Piotr Zaborowski (PTMU) Different aspects of disability and insurance medicine practice
12.15 – 13.00 Dr Caspar Sieger (Swiss Re) Subjective risks in Disability
13.00 – 13.45 Dr Imre Horvath, Dr Janos Papp (MEBOT) The new concept of our disability claim settlement considering the new Hungarian state law on rehabilitation of disabled
13.45 – 15.00 lunch
  excursion, half day
Gala Dinner
  Wednesday, 14th May, 2008
09.00 – 09.30 participants registration, coffee
09.30 – 17.00 Symposium on Health Insurance