Global Health Event 2014
We were pleased to welcome more than 200 participants- including clients, prospects, MAXIS GBN network members, brokers, and medical professionals-to our 2014 Global Health Event.
The event began with opening speeches by Henri de Castries, CEO and Chairman of AXA, and Didier Weckner, Deputy CEO of AXA France, Head of AXA Group Life Board, and Co-Chairman MAXIS GBN Board. De Castries explained why insurers are taking a proactive stance role in providing comprehensive benefit solutions to enhance the loyalty, engagement, and productivity of employees, while Weckner elaborated on the strategic importance of Health and Wellness programs.
In the morning plenary sessions, medical specialists at the leading edge of their fields provided operational advice on how to implement successful Health and Wellness programs as well as providing scientific evidence for their effectiveness.
During the afternoon plenary sessions, we learned more about the business benefits of Health and Wellness at the local level from our members in Greece, France, and Russia. The day ended with the unveiling of our new MAXIS GBN Health Medical Reporting by Eric Butler, MAXIS GBN Chief Health and Wellness Officer. These new reports will give human resource executives and risk managers the data and analysis they need to guide Health and Wellness strategy.
Prof. Luc Montagnier - co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Chronic Diseases: Role of Environmental & Infectious Factors - How can employers prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease?
- 24% of the global disease burden and an estimated 23% of all deaths are attributable to environmental factors including pollutants and infectious agents.
- Infectious agents also play a role in the development of many common types of cancer, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease.
- Key takeaways: In addition to promoting healthy lifestyle to reduce lifestyle risk factors for common disease- including weight loss, smoking cessation, and stress management- employers need to focus on reducing infections.
- Promote hand washing and keeping workspaces clean
- Increase physical activity to boost immune system
KEY FINDINGS from our other esteemed medical experts:
- Physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for death worldwide. Approximately 3.2 million people die each year due to physical inactivity.
- Just 30 minutes of continuous moderate physical activity per day decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s and cancer by 40%.
- Physical activity preserves cognitive abilities employees needed to focus, innovate and adapt to change, helping keep companies competitive.
- Employees who walk to work are 13% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
We would like to thank all who participated in the event and look forward to welcoming you to next year’s Global Health Event. We hope that the actionable Health and Wellness insights taken from the day’s presentation will help your organization implement its health and wellness strategy.
Download the presentations:
1- Key findings (PDF)
2- Using data to identify cost drivers (PDF)
3 - How to improve employees' health (PDF)
4 - Prevention of cardiovascular diseases (PDF)
5 - Chronic diseases (PDF)
6 - Nutrition and diabetes (PDF)
7 - Passive lifestyle behaviours (PDF)
8 - Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (PDF)