October 3, 2012
Preventive medicine becomes one of the priorities of the state and the Skolkovo Foundation
The Third Moscow International Scientific and Practical Conference "Immunophysiology: Autoimmunity in Norm and Pathology and Questions of Predictive and Preventive Medicine" is held October 1-3 with the participation of the Skolkovo Foundation.
The conference brought together leading immunologists and medical scientists of the world to discuss global trends in immunophysiology, as well as the possibility of transition to the practical introduction of preventive medicine in Russia.
Preventive medicine focuses on the scientific approach to health management, the prevention of diseases and the maintenance of an ideal state of health. In Russia, preventive medicine can become one of the main factors in protecting public health and increasing longevity, a priority of public health policy.
The conference in Moscow is held on the initiative and with the support of the Ministry of Health of Russia. In her welcoming speech, the Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova stressed that
"The formation of a general concept and strategy for the development of preventive medicine, as well as the task of implementing practical steps aimed at introducing the concept of preventive medicine in the healthcare system of Russia is of great interest for Russian medicine."
- Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health of Russia
The importance of topics discussed at the forum is emphasized by the high status of its participants and speakers, among whom one of the founders of modern immunology is Professor Noel Rose (USA), Israel's leading immunologist Professor Yehuda Schoenfeld, director of the Center for Autoimmune Diseases Professor Trevor Marshall (USA) and others Global medical community practicing specialists, scientists.
Topics of the conference include early diagnosis of cancer, maternal and newborn health, preventive urology and andrology, future medical examination, therapeutic oncology, biomedical bases of autism, financial and legal issues of preventive medicine, genetics and disease prediction and others.

The conference is supported by key state development institutions: the Skolkovo Foundation, the RVC, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Sberbank and Investments MC, and the Immunkulus Medical Research Center.
As Vitaly Savenkov, director of the company PharmaSapphire, resident of the Cluster of Biomedical Technologies Fund, who takes an active part in the event, this conference, being formally the third in a row, essentially carries the task of the very initial formation of the community of preventive medicine in Russia:
"This is a community of professionals who will be engaged in preventive medicine in our country, the organizational core of which will be the organization" Professional community of practices "Preventive Medicine".
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