Professor Poletayev Alexander is a leading specialist in the field of immunology, immunobiotechnology, neuroimmunochemistry. He leads an active educational work in the field of early diagnosis and preventive medicine. Alexander Borisovich is a Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Moscow International Conference on autoantibodies in health and disease, with the participation of the leading experts in the field of preventive medicine from around the world.
Poletayev A.B. is a full foreign member of the American Society for Neuroscience, the American Association of Immunologists and IBRO. In 1985 he was awarded the honorary pin of the USSR Ministry “High achiever in Healthcare”.
Preventive medicine is the ideology and methodology of personalized management of health and the body's reserves, which aim to extend the normal healthy life. Its main task is not to cure diseases, but to prevent and detect changes in the body that can lead to disease.
The philosophy of preventive medicine is fundamentally different from the traditional one. Modern medicine is based rather on treatment of diseases. It is based on “repair” rather than on health protection, so today the medicine is fundamentally not ready to address issues of prevention, requiring the change of approaches and technologies of health protection.
According to leading scientists, including pharmacologists, “tablet strategy” hit the ceiling of its development and in principle cannot lead to a qualitative improvement of health status. It becomes a natural fact that preventive medicine appears to be a worldwide trend.
In parallel, changes occur in the field of medical professional societies. Globally, there is a tendency to change the forms of interprofessional communication. At the forefront there are communities of practices - self-organized groups of people united by a common occupation or profession.
For the development of new inter-professional fields, such as preventive medicine, communities of practices are particularly important, as they allow creating the most intense and multidirectional communication and provide the most free and therefore efficient dissemination of knowledge.
In October 2012, at the 3rd Moscow International scientific-practical conference “Immunophysiology: autoimmunity in health and disease and issues of predictive-preventive medicine” the professional community of practices “Preventive Medicine” was established.
The same year, a group of doctors headed by MD, professor of health research center Immunculus Poletayev Alexander, the initiator of the creation of professional community of practices “Preventive medicine”, applied to the Agency for Strategic initiatives to support and promote the project
of the same name.
The project focuses on the formation of directions necessary for the development of new industry:
Expertise - a tool not only for the evaluation of projects within the community, but also for expert assessment of various external orders. Key features of expertise: transparency, competence, efficiency.
Education - additional, postgraduate on the basis of new technologies that allows the community to involve geographically dispersed participants in the process of education, as well as to attract international educators and educational resources of leading universities in the world.
Implementation and development of research projects in the ecosystem of innovative economy, with the support of development institutions, state and private investment funds.
In close cooperation with the Agency currently the concept of the project is worked out. Based on the developments of the National Center for Technology Assessment in Health Care a model of expertise was established. Already the backbone team of experts and specialists has been formed, which includes fundamental science scholars and a number of biotech companies with patents and scientific developments in the field of preventive medicine. International expert community is being established
One of the main structural components of the Community is MedPro - a web portal and social network for doctors with a base of active users-professionals - more than 10,000 people. On the basis of MedPro additional tools for Postgraduate Education emerged.
The Community is working with innovative projects. Since the establishment of the community, more than 50 projects in the development of methods and technologies of preventive medicine have been reviewed, some of them were supported by the Community.
Among them we should mention:
- “Onkobiomarker” - The development and implementation of a new method of early diagnosis of malignant neoplastic process. The project has received the status of Skolkovo resident.
- “A-VAK” - Development of non-individualized method of specific immunotherapy of malignant solid tumors. The project has received the status of Skolkovo resident.
- “Very early diagnosis of autism” - Creation of neuro-immuno-chemical test system for objective and early preclinical laboratory diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. The project is supported by a private foundation.
- The project to build new professional standard Applied Behavioral Analysis Specialist. The project is supported by a private foundation, the project team is gathered and by the end of 2013 it is scheduled to review new professional standard Applied Behavioral Analysis Specialist by the Ministry of Labor for the decision to submit it to the State Register of Professional Standards.
The Community plans to establish the e-magazine, to hold international conference “Preventive Medicine”, to organize regular activities on further education, to create a pilot Center for Preventive Medicine with the possibility of development and outscaling