Conference "Personal injury and civil liability insurance - problems, direction of changes, new service standards"

Organized by: PAIM
Place: The Westin Warsaw Hotel, al. Jana Pawła II, Warsaw
Date: 25th of November 2010


Dear All!

It is my pleasure to welcome You to the next Scientific Conference organised by the Polish Association of Insurance Medicine. I am glad that the scope of the conference „Personal injury and civil liability insurance – problems, direction of changes, new service standards” has met so positive reception in the community and enabled meeting of its representatives – from the Polish Insurance Association (Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń) and Insurance Guarantee Fund (Ubezpieczeniowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny), to the members of Insurance Associations and District Courts, Departments of Forensic Medicine, Law Firms, physicians and medical sector representatives. It is a confirmation of a thesis proposed within our Association – a broad cooperation in the cases of personal injury is highly needed. The ratio of personal injuries is constantly growing along with the pace of change in market situation. It means that the development of the new standards and solutions fulfilling the needs of our customers and improving the safety of financial products preventing radical change of contribution is very much needed.

I believe that our meeting is going to be full of content-related and constructive opinion exchange concerning this issue, very important to the insurance sector. I hope that the Conference will be a beginning of the collective actions between the participants, with the special reference to professional and objective processing of personal injuries from the medical and insurance point of view.

Best regards and wishes of fruitful deliberations and interesting discussion!

President of the Organising Committee
Dr Piotr Daniluk
Vice-president of PAIM


Conference Announcement

Since the beginning of operation in 1998, Polish Association of Insurance Medicine has been using its experience and expertise in every field of insurance where knowledge of medicine and insurance is needed. We have been observing a dynamic change on the market of damages and insurance claims for a few years now, with special reference to the rapidly growing ratio of personal injuries. In the light of continuous growth in social entitlement attitude and the flaws of the way of assessing those cases by the insurers, those changes can influence negatively on technical results of insurance and profitability of certain business lines.

Having those aspects in mind, we are proud to organise a Scientific Conference “Personal injury and civil liability insurance – problems, direction of changes, new service standards”. The Conference will take place on Thursday, November 25th 2010 in The Westin Hotel in Warsaw.

Esteemed lecturers, representatives of the medical services, medical-insurance branch and court experts have been invited. Due to the issues covered during the Conference, invitation includes representatives of Insurance Guarantee Fund and leading Insurance Associations as far as liability insurance is concerned.



  Thursday, November 25th, 2010
09.00 – 09.30 participants registration
09.30 – 09.45 opening address
  welcome of participants
Dr Piotr Daniluk (PAIM)
  introduction by the Partners of the Conference and the Organisers
Elżbieta Wanat-Połeć (Insurance Guarantee Fund)
Grzegorz Prądzyński (Polish Insurance Association)
Krzysztof Grzyliński (PAIM)
09.45 – 11.45 Session I
Chair: Krzysztof Grzyliński
Magdalena Barcicka, Piotr Daniluk, Ewa Jezierewska
09.45 – 10.15 Magdalena Barcicka (Vicepresident of the Insurance Guarantee Fund) The importance of assessment standards of persons injured in traffic accidents. Insurance Guarantee Fund's point of view
10.15 – 10.45 Dr Piotr Daniluk (PAIM) Evolution of claim market in Poland in comparison with the other EU countries. Trends, development prospects
10.45 – 11.15 Dr Krzysztof Grzyliński (Gen Re Warsaw) Rehabilitation of the patients and victims of accidents. How it is done in Europe?
11.15 – 11.45 Ewa Jezierewska (Director of the Legal Office, Ergo Hestia Capital Group) A settlement with the Insurance Association – threats and benefits for both sides
11.45 – 12.15 coffee break
12.15 – 13.45 Session II
Chair: Piotr Daniluk
Andrzej Mioduszewski, Grzegorz Teresiński
12.15 – 13.15 Dr hab. n. med. Grzegorz Teresiński (Medical University in Lublin, Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine) Persons injured in traffic accidents – the scale of trauma vs accident circumstances
13.15 – 13.45 Dr n. med. Andrzej Mioduszewski (Ortopedika Warsaw) Whiplash – objective assessment of health loss vs complaints of the injured
13.45 – 15.15 lunch
15.15 – 18.00 Session III
Chair: Waldemar Truszkiewicz
Witold Dudziński, Jerzy Pobocha, Dorota Powała
15.15 – 15.45 Dr n. med. Jerzy Pobocha (Polish Association of Judical Psychiatry) Psychiatric assessment of injured in traffic accidents
15.45 – 16.15 Dr n. med. Witold Dudziński (RehaSport Clinic) New methods of organism's functional impairment assessment in patients after trauma
16.15 – 16.45 coffee break
16.45 – 17.15 Dr Waldemar Truszkiewicz (PAIM) Challenges associated with objective body trauma assessment in patients injured in the accident. Proposal of the new standard of assessment
17.15 – 17.30 Dr Dorota Powała (PZU SA) A proposal of needs assessment method and medical care of patients injured during traffic accident
17.30 – 18.00 discussion panel, summary
Magdalena Barcicka – Vicepresident of the Insurance Guarantee Fund
Prof. Dr hab. n. med. Jarosław Berent – Head of Chair and Department of Forensic Medicine in Łódź
Ewa Jezierewska – Director of the Legal Office, Ergo Hestia Capital Group
Danuta Gołaszewska – Executive Director of Claims under Personal Injuries Insurance, Allianz Poland
Dr Waldemar Truszkiewicz – Polish Association of Insurance Medicine
Andrzej Wasilewski – Head of the Operational Centre of Claim Management, PZU Group, a representative of Warsaw-Praga District Court
Dr Piotr Daniluk – Polish Association of Insurance Medicine
18.00 closing cocktail