THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
World Leaders dedicated to Preventive Medicine – The European Society of Preventive Medicine (ESPM) is a global Fellowship dedicated to preventing diseases, predicting risk, and promoting health and well-being. and operates at the intersection of research, clinical medicine, healthy ageing and public health.
– Dr. Michael Sagner, MD, FESPM (Founder and Director)
Predicting and Preventing Diseases. Personalised and Participatory Medicine.
The European Society of Preventive Medicine (ESPM) is a non-profit organization and fellowship of world leaders dedicated to P4 Medicine – preventive, predictive, personalised and participatory medicine with the aim to advance prevention of diseases, prediction of risks and promoting of health and well-being.
We are a Fellowship of leading international researchers, clinicians and experts; a Society to facilitate research and advancements in the field of P4 medicine; preventive, predictive, personalised and participatory. Researchers and clinicians bearing the title Fellow of the European Society of Preventive Medicine (FESPM) are internationally recognised experts who have made significant contributions to the field.
The Society works at the intersection of basic research, clinical medicine and public health with a focus on chronic diseases (noncommunicable diseases, NCDs).
The Society aims to reach beyond the diagnosis and treatment of illness and scientifically addresses the major challenges in medicine today. The epidemic of chronic diseases, a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms and causes as well as technological advancements are transforming medicine from a reactive discipline to a pro-active and preventive one – ESPM is dedicated to driving this change.
Mission of the European Society of Preventive Medicine
The Society was created to promote preventive medicine with a focus on preventive approaches for chronic diseases. Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and metabolic disorders (type-2-diabetes, obesity) are now the leading cause of death and disability on the planet.
The mission of the Society is to improve individual and population health by developing and disseminating effective health promotion and chronic disease prevention and management strategies, and to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, education, and community outreach.
ESPM supports problem-focused research. It uses collaboration among a broad array of health professionals and scientists who share a perspective for prevention and systems-based approaches (P4 medicine) in their research.
The Society aims to support in these fields:
- Shift the emphasis in medicine from reaction to prevention and from disease to wellness.
Improve patient outcomes and to empower both the patient and the physician.
Improve clinical and public health approaches
Addressing the underlying mechanisms and causes of diseases.
Support a healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases. Educating both the public and health professionals about evidence-based lifestyle advice.
Detect disease at an earlier stage, when it is easier and less expensive to treat effectively.
Support the identification of biochemical targets for new interventions.