CIU Fall Webinar:
Recent Developments in Genetics and Genomics

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Dr. Nico Van Zyl CIU OCT 11 Webinar Presentation Slides

Webinar Sponsored & Hosted by:
Sponsored by Hannover Re


Please join us as Dr. Nico van Zyl shares his insights on the changes in genetic testing and recent developments in the field of genetics and genomics. His presentation will also consider the impact of new genetic and genomic technologies on the Global and Canadian Life Insurance markets and will discuss Bill S-201.

Please note that the sound for this webcast will be delivered through your computer.


Dr. Nico van Zyl
AVP, Medical Director
Hannover Re

Dr. Nico van Zyl obtained his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1995 and completed his internship in 1996 at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1997, where he built a successful medical practice specializing in adult psychiatry.

In 2011, Dr. van Zyl joined Hannover Re Africa based in Johannesburg and was appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer. In this role, he was actively involved in the South African Life Insurance Industry and held the position of Deputy Convenor of the Medical and Underwriting Standing Committee of the ASISA.

He moved to Denver, Colorado in 2017 to take up the role of Assistant Vice President and Medical Director for Hannover Life Re America. Dr van Zyl also holds a Master of Health Informatics degree from the University College London (UCL) which he was awarded in 2010. He has a keen interest in the use of technology and its application to clinical and insurance medicine including underwriting.


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