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EEF 2021 to host session entitled “Managing the Body’s Resources to Achieve a Long and Happy Life”

1 September 2021
В рамках ВЭФ-2021 состоится сессия Управление ресурсами организма в основе долгой и качественной жизни

Among the events to take place at the Eastern Economic Forum will be a business session entitled «Managing the Body’s Resources to Achieve a Long and Happy Life». The discussion has been organized by the Roscongress Foundation’s Healthy Life project and sponsored by the National Medical Research Centre for Rehabilitation and Balneology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Among those taking part in the discussion will be Oksana Drapkina, Director of the National Medical Research Centre for Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation; Ilya Kofiadi, Director of the Molecular Immunogenetics Laboratory at the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia’s Institute of Immunology; Arseny Trukhanov, President of the European Society of Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Ageing Medicine (ESAAM) and Chief Researcher at the Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Intensive Care Medicine and Rehabilitology; and Ilmira Gilmutdinova, Head of the Department of Biomedical Technologies at the National Medical Research Centre for Rehabilitation and Balneology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

Our society is placing ever greater emphasis on the philosophy of a long, active and fulfilling life. The key biological factors of youth are strong physical and mental health, fitness for work, stress-resistance and the outward appearance of youthfulness. Anti-ageing medicine is designed to work holistically, addressing a number of factors. It doesn’t fight the signs of ageing, but slows down age-related changes to the body by predicting, monitoring and managing an individual’s health and ageing process, as well as strengthening the capabilities of the body’s protective resources that fight against both infection and age-related processes. The modern paradigm of personalized and preventive medicine lies at the heart of anti-ageing therapy. Thanks to advances in molecular biology, immunology, genetics and other areas of science, there has been a fundamental shift in the effectiveness of strategies to manage ageing processes.

«We are faced with the challenge of raising life expectancy in Russia. However, quality of life is also important, and is determined by a person’s overall state of health, the ability to lead an active lifestyle, and minimizing any restrictions which may come with age. These goals can be achieved if people take a responsible attitude towards their health, and if we develop preventive technologies and provide high quality regular check-ups,» said Oksana Drapkina.

A range of topics will come under the spotlight at this expert session. Participants will examine the extent to which the Russian healthcare system meets global standards of medical care aimed at increasing life expectancy. They will consider what preventive measures to reduce the risks of age-related illness are provided for in law at the level of government and individual regions today. Discussions will also focus on whether a significant increase in life expectancy could become a problem for the economy and healthcare, leading to new healthcare priorities. In addition, participants will look at what innovative research-based and practical developments in genetics, immunology, biology and other medical sciences can drive innovations in the prevention of age-related illnesses.