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Nov 22, 2021

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


Joining the podcast today to discuss travel risk management is return guest and RIMScast friend, Dr. Adrian Hyzler; the Chief Medical Officer of Healix International!


In this episode, Dr. Hyzler provides a well-rounded update on COVID-19, how travel risk management has changed in 2021, what risk professionals should keep top-of-mind as we all look to 2022, and what businesses and employers should be investing to protect their employees going forward. Additionally, Dr. Hyzler also shines a light on the development surrounding the malaria vaccine and the positive impact that it is having worldwide.


COVID-19 updates impact our health and our ability to travel and that is why RIMS loves having Dr. Adrian Hyzler return to RIMScast on a seasonal basis. Be sure to tune in to this episode to stay up-to-date on what you need to know as a risk professional about COVID-19 and its vaccines.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About RIMS’ Global Membership.

[:26] About today’s episode with return guest, Dr. Adrian Hyzler.

[:34] Upcoming RIMS current virtual offerings.

[1:34] How to register now for the 2021 RIMS India Forum.

[1:50] More about today’s episode.

[2:15] Justin welcomes Dr. Adrian Hyzler back to RIMScast!

[2:35] How Dr. Adrian Hyzler’s perspective on travel risk management has changed in 2021.

[4:43] What should risk professionals be keeping top-of-mind as we look to 2022?

[6:47] The US is officially re-opening its borders to international travelers as of yesterday (2011/11/08). Does Dr. Hyzler see this as a risk or, rather, something that has been too long delayed?

[9:46] How Dr. Hyzler feels about vaccines being rolled out for children ages five-plus.

[11:12] All about the RIMS Mobile App, RIMS Buyers Guide, and how to sit on a RIMS committee or council.

[12:40] In October 2021, the World Health Organization gave the green light to give children in Africa the only approved malaria vaccine. Dr. Hyzler shares his insights on this topic and shares why it is such a huge breakthrough.

[19:52] Has Dr. Hyzler seen a case of malaria personally?

[20:51] The last time Dr. Hyzler was on the podcast, he highlighted the need for investing in better ventilation. Is it still as important? And what else, along those lines, should businesses and employers be considering in 2022?

[24:24] With potential long-haul COVID symptoms in mind, what can companies do to prepare or innovate?

[28:34] Justin thanks Dr. Adrian Hyzler for joining RIMScast once again and shares some of the links to look out for in this episode’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS India 2021 — Virtual Two-Day Event! December 3rd & 4th — Register Today!


RIMS Buyers Guide

RIMS Advocacy

Join a RIMS Committee: RIMS members are encouraged to submit an application to sit on a RIMS committee or council. Click on the link with descriptions on the volunteer submission form. The deadline to submit is December 3th.

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

“The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Virtual Workshops:

Contractual Risk Transfer: Dec. 7-8 — Registration Closes Dec. 3rd

Applying and Integrating ERM: Dec 9-10 – Registration closes Dec 8th

RIMS-CRMP Exam Prep with University of Hartford Dec. 14 & 16. – Register by Dec. 13th

Previous & Related RIMScast Episodes:

“COVID-19 Variants, Long Haul and Safe Returns with Dr. Adrian Hyzler” – July 2021

COVID-19 Update with Dr. Adrian Hyzler of HX Global” – January 2021

“Safe Holiday Travel Tips with IIHS President David Harkey” — 2020

“An Update on COVID-19 with Dr. Adrian Hyzler Part 2” — Jun. 30th, 2020

“An Update on COVID-19 with Dr. Adrian Hyzler” — Jun. 23rd, 2020

“COVID-19 Update with Dr. Adrian Hyzler of HX Global” — Apr. 28th, 2020

“What Risk Professionals Should Know About the Coronavirus with Richard Lewis and Dr. Adrian Hyzler” — Feb. 18th, 2020

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series — New interview with RIMS 2021 Risk Manager of the Year Michael Harrington!

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS Treasurer Jennifer Santiago!

Spencer Educational Foundation


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Follow up with Our Guest:

Dr. Adrian Hyzler