Continuing Professional Development Opportunities at the Annual Meeting


Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential requirement of being both an actuary and a member of the CIA, enabling actuaries to ensure that their skills are up to date in order to best serve the public, clients, and their employers. This year’s Annual Meeting (June 28–29) in St. John’s, Newfoundland, has excellent CPD opportunities in specific practice areas as well as in general areas of interest.

CPD by Practice Area

For property and casualty actuaries, there are five sessions, including two on disruptive technologies: Cyber Risk – Both a Threat to and an Opportunity for the Insurance Industry?, and Auto Insurance in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles.

The enterprise risk management (ERM) stream features three sessions, including one on risk aggregation and diversification.

Individual life and health actuaries may be interested in learning about what keeps your chief risk officer up at night and predictive modelling in risk selection, while those in corporate life and health can learn about behavioural impacts on mortality and operational risk management and quantification.

There are three sessions for those in group life and health including defined contribution benefit solutions and emerging experience with critical illness and travel coverage.

Pension actuaries have five sessions to choose from, including one on innovations in decumulation options and a debate on early retirement.

Profitability impacts of distribution pricing in the older age market and critical illness insurance risk are two of the four sessions available for members practicing in reinsurance.

Earning Professionalism Hours

Special keynote addresses by Michael Woodford (Whistle-Blowing and Lessons on Governance and Crisis Management) and Diane Girard (Ethical Challenges for Actuarial Professionals) provide excellent opportunities to earn credit towards the four hours of professionalism CPD required over a two-year period.

Register Now

Take advantage of these CPD opportunities and save $100 on fees by registering before May 27.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires