Understanding Older Ages – The SOA’s “Living to 100” 2017 Symposium

Living longer and its impact have changed vastly and continue to evolve and shape society. RIIA® recognizes the importance of connecting with other experts from around the world in discussing longevity.  There is a need to identify and address the various challenges and opportunities facing those who work with human longevity.

We encourage you to consider attending the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Living to 100 Symposium January 4-6 in Orlando, Florida. At this Living to 100 Symposium you will be among a broad range of experts, including demographers, gerontologists, actuaries, economists, statisticians and others interested in longevity.

For a sample of what the SOA has developed, listen to this replay of a Virtual Learning Center webinar presented in November by Tim Harris, F.S.A., M.A.A.A. and Anna Rappaport, F.S.A., M.A.A.A., on the Living to 100 research.

The symposium covers mortality improvements, longevity risk, health impact and societal challenges as a result of a longer life span, and discussion of late life mortality and business solutions to respond to an aging society. Nir Barzilai, M.D., of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present a session titled “How to Die Young at a Very Old Age.” Judith Campisi, Ph.D., of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will present a session titled “Suppressing Aging and Extending Longevity: Will the Twain Meet?”

Robert Powell, editor of RIIA’s Retirement Management Journal® will moderate the session: “Impact of Aging: What can individuals and private sector do to address the challenges resulting from aging?” Aging will have a major societal impact in many countries over the decades ahead.  As there are common threads in these challenges, there may be common solutions. Or perhaps not. This panel will look at more specific issues and potential solutions for individuals and the private sector.

Visit http://livingto100.soa.org/ to learn more about the symposium schedule and costs.  Register for the event here.

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