The Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS) announced a call for Program Suggestions Forms (PSF) for RIMS 2006 Annual Conference & Exhibition, by a deadline of Friday, May 27, 2005.
RIMS 2006 Conference will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23-27, 2006. To submit a session application, go to: http://www.rims.org/2006psf. RIMS will inform applicants of acceptance via e-mail in August 2005.
RIMS is particularly interested in sessions that address goals important to the risk management community, such as: the evolving role of the risk manager; advancing risk management as a profession; helping RIMS members meet new governance and compliance requirements; helping members use RIMS tools such as the QIP Partnership and the Benchmark Survey; providing a better understanding of insurance market developments; alternative risk management methods and the cost of risk; and improving understanding of risk management departments and functions. The topic should be pertinent, nontraditional and/or promote new ideas or interesting concepts, with a good mix of strong presenters from a variety of professions on the panel. New to the 2006 RIMS Conference is sessions that are of interactive workshops and case study formats.
Being a session coordinator is an opportunity for professionals to share their expertise, gain visibility, network, promote their organization, and enhance professional growth. Responsibilities for session coordinators include: creating a session and defining its content; writing a description; selecting speakers and coordinating their presentations; ensuring that sessions focus on knowledge; and avoiding sales presentations of products, services, or capabilities of the speaker’s organization. Thorough preparation and day of session tasks are imperative.
Some ideas suggested by RIMS and RIMS Members are: claims management, employee risks, risk financing insurance coverage and markets, captives, legal trends and principles, loss prevention, risk modeling, and risk management best practices, establishing a risk management department, CFO/CEO views on risk management, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), creating an effective risk management report: Sarbanes-Oxley and beyond, current D&O market conditions, perspectives from senior executives on the insurance market, and new developments and best practices in workers compensation.
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