Symposium to Focus on the Challenges and Opportunities of Living to 100

Dec 13, 2010, 10:08 ET from Society of Actuaries

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --


The Society of Actuaries (SOA) and more than 50 participating and sponsoring organizations


The fourth triennial Living to 100 Symposium will gather together actuaries, demographers, gerontologists, biologists and researchers from around the world to share ideas and knowledge on aging, changes in survival rates and the impact on society, as well as projected increases in aging populations.


January 5-7, 2011


Renaissance Hotel at SeaWorld – Orlando, Florida


The Living to 100 Symposium will center around discussions of the latest scientific information on how and why we age, methodologies for estimating future rates of survival and also the potential benefits and risks associated with the increasing numbers of retirees. Speakers will present information on such topics as:

  • Predictors of exceptional longevity

  • Will there be enough doctors, nurses and hospitals for the aging population?

  • Slowing the aging process

  • Phased retirement and planning for longer lives with different support systems

  • Mortality trends

  • Effects of obesity and other controllable factors on survival

  • Long-term care issues

Key speakers include Steven N. Austad, Professor, Department of Cellular & Structural Biology, the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging, University of Texas Health Science Center; Donald J. Segal, SOA President, Vice President at Aon Hewitt; Kenneth Howse, Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Ageing and Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Deputy Director at the National Institute on Aging.

For more information on the Living to 100 Symposium, please visit


Kim McKeown, Society of Actuaries 847.706.3528 or

Megan Filotto, GolinHarris 312.729.4259 or

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