NU Online News Service, July 28, 2003, 11:15 a.m. EDT – The health practice area of the Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, Ill., will hold a critical illness insurance conference Sept. 18-19 in New Orleans.

Scheduled speakers include Dr. Marius Barnard, who is one of the creators of modern critical illness products and is also the brother of pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Christian Barnard.

One of the sessions will look at trends in critical illness insurance claims.

More information is available at http://www.soa.org/conted/critical_illness.html