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2016 THiA Annual Conference

May 1 - 4, 2016

THIA 2016 Annual Conference Returns to Florida
May 1st through May 4th, 2016
Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida

Whether you are a travel insurance or reinsurance employee, a regulator, a broker/consultant or an industry partner, the 2016 Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada Conference is designed with you in mind. Our high-level conference addresses the many diverse and complex issues facing you, the leaders of the Canadian travel insurance industry. The 2016 conference is designed to help you differentiate between threats and opportunities and determine strategies that will allow you to survive and thrive in either case.

After several years in other states, our conference returns to Florida – this time to Naples, known for world class shopping, dining and abundant, challenging golf courses. It also boasts some of the best beaches in the US with the calmest seas. Naples is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida.

The speakers’ line-up is our strongest ever, including the former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, and humanitarian, Stephen Lewis! The sessions are designed to be thought-provoking, informative, inspirational as well as educational. Below is an overview of the sessions:

Monday, May 2nd

  • Medical Considerations of Repatriating of International and Domestic Patients -  Eugene Delaune, MD, Medical director for Sentinel MED & Jim Evans, MD, Managing director of Sentinel MED
  • What Canadians Think: About Practically Everything - Darrell Bricker, CEO, Ipsos Reid 
  • Fraud: Understanding and Managing the Risk - Edward Nagel, CPA, CA, IFA, CBV, Principal, Nagel + Associates 

Tuesday, May 3rd

  • Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada Committee Reports
  • Crisis Response – Behind the Scenes - Patrick Collette, National Sales and Business Development Director, AXA Assistance & Russ Sabo, Manager Emergency Response and Business Recovery, WestJet 
  • Frontline Innovation: Patient Health Care and the Future of Health Care Delivery - Joe Cafazzo, PhD, Lead, eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto 
  • Update - Jill McCutcheon, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Wednesday, May 4th

  • Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada Committee Reports
  • Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash - Timothy Caulfield, Professor, Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta 
  • New and Emerging Health Threats in a Rapidly Changing World - Daniel Zimmerman, MD, V.P. and Medical Director, RGA Reinsurance Company 
  • Stephen Lewis, Humanitarian, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, Humanitarian, Co-Director, AIDS-Free World

Optional activities include the 11th Annual THiA Golf Classic, which will be played at the Naples Grande Golf Club as well as the scenic Sweet Liberty Catamaran Sailing Tour. 

The conference brochue can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/thia2016confbrochure

Our conference hotel is the recently renovated Naples Grande Beach Resort. This beach property sets the standard for treating guests to endless activities, incredible nearby sights and an unmatched level of service and attention. Our conference room fee is $189 USD per night plus a $10 resort fee (plus applicable taxes) subject to room availability. 

The hotel booking link is: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14467307

Please note, the rate only applies while rooms are available in the THiA block and is not guaranteed. 

Sponsorship packages are available. Please contact Ryan Lee for more information at either rlee@omhc.com or +1 (800) 250 3271, extension 268.