Lucid

PROGRAMME

Sunday 13 October
14:00
Registration opens
14:00
Tea and Exhibition
15:00
Conference Opens
The Lucid crystal ball - how did it do?
Reflection on 10 years of LUCID, look at what was predicted to happen vs what we see today, what has really changed?
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Mr Paul Hunt
Chair LUCID 2019
15:15
Keynote presentation
The Best and Worst Routes to Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Dr Michael Mosley will talk about his countless televised experiments, share stories of the wonders and fragility of the human body and offer a unique view into the best and worst routes to maintaining a healthy weight.
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Dr Michael Mosley
16:00
Plenary presentation
Stroke - Managing risk factors & optimising recovery
The latest on novel treatments for upper limb weakness after stroke, including vagus nerve stimulation and robotic therapy.
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Professor Jesse Dawson
NHS Research Scotland lead for stroke research.
16:40
Tea and Exhibition
17:10
Founding Sponsor session
Dial Medicine for Murder
This is the story and juxtaposition of two of the most notorious British physicians of the 20th century. Dr Harold Shipman and Dr John Bodkin Adams were both British doctors. It is alleged that they were also both serial killers, responsible for over 400 murders between them. However, one was convicted of murder whilst the other was acquitted. 'Dial Medicine for Murder' compares the background, arrest, trial, legacy and psychopathology of both individuals interspersed with film footage and contemporaneous news items.
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Dr Harry Brunjes & Dr Andrew Johns
Medicals Direct Group
20:00
Evening of networking, entertainment & buffet supper
Gusto Resturant, 16 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 6NU
Monday 14 October
08:00
Registration opens
08:00
Tea and Exhibition
09:00
Plenary presentation
Main Room
Cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2020 and beyond
Peter will share latest updates on research programmes he is involved in which is cross-disciplinary and resides at the interface between Cancer Research, Health Economics and Clinical Trials Research. Their aspiration is to improve clinical outcomes for the cancer population and undertake research to provide robust evidence for the real-world evaluation of new interventions for cancer. The focus of research includes: - Economic evaluation of new interventions for cancer - Bayesian decision analysis for efficient research design - Economic evaluation of biomarkers and personalised medicine strategies - The use of routine NHS data through clinical informatics to measure the costs of care - Methods for the measurement of the financial burden of cancer on patients and carers - Outcomes measurement in elderly and non-trial-eligible cancer patients
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Dr Peter Hall
Edinburgh Cancer Centre
09:40
Founding Sponsor session RGA
Hello World, Brave New World...or is it?
Algorithms have the potential to make important decisions for us. Whether in healthcare, finance, security, entertainment or justice, they can be more consistent and less prone to errors in judgement. But can we really rely on them? Taking a closer look at their foundations, power and limitations, mathematician Dr Hannah Fry examines whether algorithms actually are the promised improvement on the humans they are replacing. RGA’s Peter Banthorpe will then discuss application of data and algorithms in risk selection globally and what the future of Claims & Underwriting could look like.
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Dr Hannah Fry and Peter Banthorpe
RGA
11:10
Tea and Exhibition
11:45
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions
Diabetes – the challenges it has for everyone now and in the future
To help explore this further, SCOR are joined by Dr Victoria Salem, a leading Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology who provides a fascinating insight into her experiences in treating patients with diabetes and the particular challenges it poses; together with the developments in treatments that are being developed including the role genetics has to play and personalised medicine has for diabetes.
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SCOR SE
11:45
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions
Are you sitting comfortably?
From time to time we all endure some stress in the workplace. What we don’t realise is how that often effects our body as well as our mind. Simone, Moir, an international lecturer in this field (Pain Specialist, Stress Coach & Yoga Therapist) helps us to recognise this and shows us how to mend our slouching bad habits.
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Square Health

Simone Moir, Pain Specialist, Stress Coach & Yoga Therapist
11:45
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions
Mitigating social media wildfires
We live in a world where social media can have both a positive and a negative impact on business and our world of insurance is no exception. We look at ways to mitigate the negative impact of when a social media wildfire rages out of control!
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Gen Re
11:45
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions
The Trust Game. How InsurTech Can Help You Win
Consumers have little faith that insurers will pay out even on valid claims. As technology evolves, insurers must embrace disruptive thinking as consumers expectations shift. If insurers don’t present new ideas, someone else will; and they will own the customer relationship. This session focuses on the role of technology and business models in rebuilding trust between consumers and insurers.
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Claim Vantage
12:30
Lunch and Exhibition
13:35
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions (Repeated)
Diabetes – the challenges it has for everyone now and in the future
To help explore this further, SCOR are joined by Dr Victoria Salem, a leading Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology who provides a fascinating insight into her experiences in treating patients with diabetes and the particular challenges it poses; together with the developments in treatments that are being developed including the role genetics has to play and personalised medicine has for diabetes.
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SCOR SE
13:35
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions (Repeated)
Are you sitting comfortably?
From time to time we all endure some stress in the workplace. What we don’t realise is how that often effects our body as well as our mind. Simone, Moir, an international lecturer in this field (Pain Specialist, Stress Coach & Yoga Therapist) helps us to recognise this and shows us how to mend our slouching bad habits.
MORE
LESS
Square Health

Simone Moir, Pain Specialist, Stress Coach & Yoga Therapist
13:35
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions (Repeated)
Mitigating social media wildfires
We live in a world where social media can have both a positive and a negative impact on business and our world of insurance is no exception. We look at ways to mitigate the negative impact of when a social media wildfire rages out of control!
MORE
LESS
Gen Re
13:35
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions (Repeated)
The Trust Game. How InsurTech Can Help You Win
Consumers have little faith that insurers will pay out even on valid claims. As technology evolves, insurers must embrace disruptive thinking as consumers expectations shift. If insurers don’t present new ideas, someone else will; and they will own the customer relationship. This session focuses on the role of technology and business models in rebuilding trust between consumers and insurers.
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Claim Vantage
14:25
Plenary presentation
Lifestyle taking on medicine
Professor Campbell will share why she considers herself a ‘Pracademic’ and how movement matters after a diagnosis of a chronic condition. An evidence-based overview on creating behaviour change programmes in Scotland. Tim will provide a personal account on his journey to treating illness. His sporting mindset, prescribed diet, and how the body needs to be fed differently to deal with illness.
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Tim McCarthy and Professor Anna Campbell MBE
The McCarthy Consultancy and Edinburgh Napier University respectively
15:10
Tea and Exhibition
15:40
Plenary Presentation
Ageing population - not just a pension problem
Dr Fowler is leading a pioneering project investigating whether a protein can protect against damage caused by reduced blood flow in the brain, which may be an early contributor to Alzheimer’s disease. Her research includes understanding the pathological mechanisms that can lead to cognitive decline in dementia, with the aim of developing novel therapeutic approaches.
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Dr Jill Fowler
Alzheimer’s Research UK, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
16:15
Plenary presentation
Tissue Engineering & 3D Bioprinting
Professor Kelly is leading a project aimed at developing 3D-printed biological implants to treat people affected by degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis. Developing novel tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting strategies to regenerate damaged and diseased musculoskeletal tissues could have a stark impact on our disability products.
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Professor Daniel Kelly
Chair of Tissue Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.
17:00
Keynote presentation
Brexit – Consideration of potential impacts on biomedical research?
With Brexit bringing much uncertainty, could things be changing in how government policy will affect future medical research? Professor Glover’s experience as Chief Scientific Adviser to both the Scottish Government and the Europe Commission makes her ideally suited to provide a well-placed opinion on potential impacts of Brexit.
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Professor Dame Anne Glover FRS PRSE
University of Strathclyde and President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
19:00
Drinks Reception
The Old Fruit Market at 87-101 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NQ
20:00
Conference Dinner
The Old Fruit Market at 87-101 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NQ
Tuesday 15 October
08:00
Registration opens
08:00
Tea and Exhibition
08:45
LUCID Charity partner presentation
Mental Health - The true modern pandemic
The rising incidence of mental health issues in young people is a concern. Without the right early support as this generation get older there is a mental health crisis in the working population of adults on the horizon. Hear how SAMH are actively addressing this problem and how they are campaigning for better services for young people to stop mental health issues before they get into adulthood.
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Jo Anderson
Direct of External Affairs, SAMH
09:20
Founding Sponsor session
Addicted to Life
Modern day addictions include drugs, opioids, caffeine, mobile phones, binge watching, sugar, gambling, sex and more. What is really addictive, how harmful are these addictions, what are the trends, how do these affect our health, and what does it mean for life and health business?
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Swiss Re
Dr John Schoonbee
Dr Debbie Smith
Justyn Rees Larcombe
10:50
Tea and Exhibition
11:25
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions
A spotlight on mental health – test your mental health knowledge
Join us for an interactive and insightful session on mental health. Carl Padget, our Head of Underwriting and Claims will be sharing his own personal mental health story, along with an interactive quiz testing your mental health knowledge.
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Pacific Life Re
11:25
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions
MSS leading the way on Innovation in laboratory testing – differentiating between smokers & vapers
Smoke and mirrors.... With the progress of smoking products it’s becoming harder to distinguish what is meant by a smoker and non-smoker Advances in laboratory testing may now provide more accurate answers. Our session will focus on the development of a state of the art reference based assay that will enable the accurate differentiation between non-smokers, smokers, vapers and e-cigarette users.
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MSS
11:25
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions
Can morality define mortality – does your attitude to risk determine if you are a #saint or #sinner?
The industry continues to face challenges with application disclosure and misrepresentation. Munich Re looks at the use of technological solutions and data to remove the burden of disclosure, both at the underwriting and claims end of the customer journey as well as looking to control any risks to the insurance industry in a more robust manner. Join the Munich Re breakout session where we will test your risk-taking aptitude and morality in a fun, interactive extravaganza!
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Munich Re
12:10
Lunch and Exhibition
13:15
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions (Repeated)
A spotlight on mental health – test your mental health knowledge
Join us for an interactive and insightful session on mental health. Carl Padget, our Head of Underwriting and Claims will be sharing his own personal mental health story, along with an interactive quiz testing your mental health knowledge.
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Pacific Life Re
13:15
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions (Repeated)
MSS leading the way on Innovation in laboratory testing – differentiating between smokers & vapers
Smoke and mirrors.... With the progress of smoking products it’s becoming harder to distinguish what is meant by a smoker and non-smoker Advances in laboratory testing may now provide more accurate answers. Our session will focus on the development of a state of the art reference based assay that will enable the accurate differentiation between non-smokers, smokers, vapers and e-cigarette users.
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MSS
13:15
Gold Sponsors Parallel Breakout Sessions (Repeated)
Can morality define mortality – does your attitude to risk determine if you are a #saint or #sinner?
The industry continues to face challenges with application disclosure and misrepresentation. Munich Re looks at the use of technological solutions and data to remove the burden of disclosure, both at the underwriting and claims end of the customer journey as well as looking to control any risks to the insurance industry in a more robust manner. Join the Munich Re breakout session where we will test your risk-taking aptitude and morality in a fun, interactive extravaganza!
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Munich Re
14:05
Plenary presentation
Precision Medicine
Professor Dominiczak is one of the world’s leading cardiovascular scientists and clinical academics. In 2016, she was awarded a DBE for services to cardiovascular and medical science. Her major research interests are in hypertension, cardiovascular genomics and precision medicine. “Her talk, ‘Precision Medicine’, will focus on the future of healthcare and how ‘the right treatment, for the right patient at the right time’ can revolutionise patient care. Precision Medicine has implications for cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic disease and beyond.”
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Professor Dame Anna F Dominiczak DBE MD FRCP FAHA FRSE FMedSci
Regius Professor of Medicine Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences University of Glasgow.
14:40
Plenary presentation
Innovation to disrupt the NHS
Professor Young will update us on the Government and NHS England’s continued commitment to driving innovation in healthcare across the UK. He will highlight how the healthcare system is ensuring that patients can reap the benefits from the unprecedented recent advances in medicines and technology.
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Professor Tony Young OBE
National Clinical Lead for Innovation NHS England
15:15
Interactive challenge - An 80,000-word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit... 3 minutes!
The LUCID crystal ball – A glimpse into the future?
Showcasing Scotland’s finest talents on future medicine & technology. 3 Presenters, 3 minutes each - can they do it? • Highlighting going rogue in cancer • Using big data to mend Scotland’s hearts • The effects of patient online self-diagnosing in ‘smart- phone society’
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PhD Students Participants in 2019’s 3 minute thesis competition.

Loannis Kafetzopoulos
Kirstin Leslie
Annabel Farnood
15:35
Close of Conference
Mr Paul Hunt Chair LUCID 2019

Programme Highlights...

Exciting presentations from LUCID's three founding sponsors;

MDG - Dial Medicine for Murder, RGA - Hello World, Brave New World...Or Is It? and Swiss Re - Addicted to Life

Award winning presenter and international author Dr Michael Mosley's keynote talk takes place on Sunday 13th October

One of the world's leading cardiovascular scientists, Professor Dame Anna F Dominiczak, will hold a session on Precision Medicine

Latest research from Professor Daniel Kelly on Tissue Engineering and 3D Bioprinting looks at how to regenerate damaged and diseased musculoskeletal tissues

Professor Anna Campbell MBE and Tim McCarthy; collaboration session on Lifestyle Taking on Medicine

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LUCID CONFERENCE 2019

LUCID strives to deliver an affordable, educational, fun and accessible conference for Life insurance professionals of all levels of experience.

A platform to network and socialise and hear from leading medical experts to disseminate medical and technical advancements that are relevant and forward thinking.