Casualty Actuarial Society

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CAS Asia Course on Professionalism Announcement

Bangkok, Thailand
September 18-19, 2017

Dear CAS Candidate,

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) will be offering a Course on Professionalism (COP) in Bangkok, Thailand on September 18-19 2017.  The Course, which will be conducted in English, will be held at the:

Mahidol University (Phayathai Campus)
Stang Mongkolsuk Hall
Faculty of Science
272 Rama VI Road
Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
THAILAND

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this CAS Course on Professionalism, a candidate must be residing in Asia and have credit for any four (4) actuarial exams in the current education structure-regardless of Internet courses or VEE status.

Candidates may register online.

PRELIMINARY REQUIREMENTS

All registered candidates will be required to view presentations on each of the ASOPs before attending the in-person course. These presentations, termed e-modules, consist of a series of slides with audio to guide you through the ASOP presentations. Each presentation contains questions placed throughout the slides that will need to be answered correctly in order to proceed and complete the presentation. Completion of each e-module for each candidate will be tracked by the CAS; in order to successfully complete the Course on Professionalism all presentations must be viewed by Monday, September 4, 2017.

A link for these presentations will be emailed to you post registration. This requirement will take approximately 2.75 hours in total to complete. Additional pre readings will need to be completed in addition to the e-module requirement.

ATTENDANCE

All candidates are expected to be on time for all sessions and remain at the Course until the end of the second day in order to receive credit for the Course. The Thailand Course will start at 9:00 AM each day and the first day will end at 5:00 PM and the second day will end at 4:00 PM.

CANCELLATIONS

Registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received by September 11, 2017 less a US$100 processing fee. Only written cancellations will be honored, and they will be accepted by fax at +1 (703) 276-3108 or by email to refund@casact.org.

ATTIRE

The attire for the Course is business casual (no denim and no shorts), and as meeting room temperatures vary, we recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket to the Course.

PURPOSE

Candidates must successfully complete the Course on Professionalism to achieve the designation: Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The Course on Professionalism is designed to make the candidate aware of the requirements of the CAS, CIA, and AAA regarding the conduct of the actuary in the performance of his or her duties. After working through the pre-work and taking the Course, the candidate completing the Course should know:

  1. What the Code of Professional Conduct is and how to apply it in everyday work.
  2. The importance of the applicability of the Code of Professional Conduct to members of the profession at all levels and areas of practice.
  3. What Standards of Practice and Statements of Principles are, which are applicable to the casualty actuary, and who is responsible for promulgating them.
  4. The potential consequences of violations of the Code of Professional Conduct or Standards of Practice.
  5. The function of the Actuarial Standards Board and the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD).
  6. How to contact the ABCD for counseling or to report possible violations.
  7. The requirements for continuing professional education including the Qualification Standards for actuaries issuing Statements of Actuarial Opinion.

Registration is now closed.

For your future planning, the next COP in Asia will be held in China in 2018.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the CAS Office at +1 (703) 276-3100 or contact the undersigned. Thank you.

Cordially,
Pat Kum
CAS Hong Kong Office
1803 Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2147 9418
patkum@netvigator.com

Recommended hotel accommodation:

Pullman Bangkok King Power
8-2 Rangnam Road Thanon Phayathai Ratchathewi, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 680 9999
Fax: +66 2 680 9998
http://www.pullmanbangkokkingpower.com/
Please book your room directly with the hotel.

Mahidol University Phayathai Campus and hotel location map:

Mahidol University

Transportation from hotel to COP venue (revised):
You can catch a taxi from Pullman King Power Hotel to Mahidol University (Phayathai campus), but beware traffic can be quite heavy in the morning so the taxi ride can take very long depending on traffic conditions.  Alternatively, you can also take a 20-30 minute walk from Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel to Mahidol University, but the weather will be quite hot.

More maps and information:

During the rush hour, the traffic jam can be very bad, especially at Si Ayutthaya Road and Victory Monument.
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There are 2 routes for taxi/driving:
1) go via Si Ayutthaya Road
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2) via Soi Yothi      ("Soi" in Thai is a small road)

Soi Yothi will have less traffic, but the road is smaller. Going by motorcycle will be a lot faster, but during rush hour you may need to queue up for the motorbike service.
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If you prefer walking, it’s quite far and Bangkok's weather is really hot! You need 10 mins to walk on Soi Yothi alone.
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If you are staying in other locations, you can take the BTS skytrain, get out at Victory Monument station, then take a motorcycle at Soi Yothi (it should cost 20Baht) to the Uni.

Transportation from airport to hotel:

http://www.pullmanbangkokkingpower.com/the-hotel/location/

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