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2021 RAPA Virtual Spring Conference

Beyond the Normal – Engaging the Future

Tuesday May 4, 2021

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Conference Agenda

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  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Financial Report
  • Communication Report
  • Membership Report
  • Sponsorship Report
  • Guest Speakers : Beyond the Normal – Engaging the Future
    • Melissa Kurz (HR – Pacific Life)
    • Paulo B. Pinho (Optimum Re)
    • Craig Byrkit (RGA – Data Security/Privacy)
  • Coffee Break
  • Initiative Guidelines for Volunteers
  • Initiative Reports
    • Education
    • Data Quality
    • Audit and Compliance
    • Risk Management
    • Innovation
    • Membership
  • Initiative Workshops: Breakout Sessions
  • Closing Comments and thank you

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Melissa Kurz,

VP of Human Resources at Pacific Life Re

Melissa Kurz is the VP of Human Resources at Pacific Life Re, where she oversees the Human Resources and Facilities functions.

Please join Melissa as she discusses the impacts of Covid19 on the future ways of working.  She will explore topics such as how the pandemic has already changed and will continue to evolve our thinking on how we look at things such as Organizational Culture, the Employee Experience, HR processes and policies, Office planning needs, and Industry trends.”

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Paulo B. Pinho, M.D., FAAP, FACP,

Chief Medical Director for Optimum Life Reinsurance

Dr. Paulo Pinho is currently Chief Medical Director for Optimum Life Reinsurance where he is responsible for developing and maintaining up-to-date underwriting resources to shape Optimum’s underwriting philosophy with attention to evolving approaches, medical trends & breakthroughs, industry, legislation & governance and other changes.

Join us as Dr. Pinho discusses the mental health impact of COVID19 and lifestyle modifications to improve these impacts.

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Craig Byrkit,

Vice President, Global Information Security and Privacy Officer for RGAX

Craig is responsible for cybersecurity and data privacy guidance across all RGAX-related business functions around the world.

Join us as Craig will provide an inside look at the current threat landscape, define the types of attacks hackers leverage and some innovative ways to protect yourself.

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For any questions regarding the conference, please contact Kelly Priest at

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Download the 2020 Presentations using the links below:

How to Reduce Insurance Fraud and Mitigate Risk via Secure Data Collaboration

Impact of the Pandemic On Our Industry

Envision2bwell – Health and wellness during the pandemic

Diversity & Inclusion