Scientific communication platforms

Scientific communication platforms

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The research and discussion platform is one of the ways of approach and effective scientific dialogue; a method initiated and widely implemented in different research centers of Europe.

Four communication platforms are currently approved within the Academy of Sciences of Moldova:

  • "Ecological security in the context of accelerated environmental changes" (coordinator c. m.Maria Nedealcov),
  • “Economic security, migration and demographic transformations” (coordinators: acad. Grigore Belostecinic and c.m. Alexandru Stratan),
  • “Strokes” (coordinator: acad. Stanislav Groppa),
  • “Food safety and food security” (coordinator: PhD., Prof. Rodica Sturza).

The first communication platform "Ecological security in the context of accelerated environmental changes" was launched on October 11, 2019, where c.m. Maria Nedealcov gave a lecture " Space-time variability of weather climate risks", offering unique opportunities for debates on current issues of contemporary society.

The scientific platform "Strokes" is coordinated by a qualified doctor in medical sciences, university professor, academician Stanislav Groppa, in his opinion the stroke is a serious, acute neurological problem, resulting from blockage, lack of blood flow or blood vessel rupture (hemorrhage). Prospective studies show that this problem increases year by year, experts of the World Health Organization believe that strokes will become until 2030 the main cause of mortality. The Republic of Moldova is in the top ten countries in the world regarding the incidence of stroke. Stroke mortality is three to four times higher in our country than in European Union countries. These negative statistics relate not only the country's economic level, but also to the health care system in the Republic of Moldova, which does not pay sufficient attention to these patients and does not focus on primary and secondary prevention. According to statistics, stroke is the leading cause of disability in the adult population of the Republic of Moldova, 13% of stroke patients are of working age. Stroke is the second leading cause of dementia and the most frequent cause of epilepsy in the elderly as well as a regular cause of depression. Stroke is a real health problem, not only because of the high mortality rate, but also because of the effects of physical activity on post-stroke cognitive function. Stroke damage can have catastrophic effects on the quality of life of the patient and his family.

In the economically developed countries during the last four decades, there is a 40% reduction in the stroke mortality, and in the Republic of Moldova, in the last years, the number of deaths caused by stroke has been increased. Unfortunately, in the Republic of Moldova, over 12,000 people suffered strokes annually, of which about 35% die during the acute period of the disease. The incidence of stroke is 2.5-3.0 cases per 1000 population per year. In our country there are over 80000 patients who have had stroke, every 1 hour someone has a stroke, every 1.5 hours someone dies of stroke.

The platform "Food safety and food security" is coordinated by the PhD in chemistry, professor Rodica Sturza. Food security of the population presents one of the constitutional rights of the human being. Food safety involves reducing the risk of food contamination by technogenic or natural contaminants, by inadequate treatment of food or by abusive commercial practices.

The Platform "Food safety and food security" is initiated for the promotion of collaboration between industries and academic environments and for a consolidated capacity in this domain. This platform will open up the opportunity to discuss issues related to the imminent challenges of food security and food safety by sharing and promoting the experience from a global perspective; the technical challenges facing the industry and how the academic community will contribute to addressing these challenges; technological progress in the academic environment that can help to address food safety challenges; different nutrition types and their impact on health, well-being and life expectancy; exchange of ideas with experts and leaders from regulatory bodies, industry, academic community, training specialists.

The Platform "Food safety and food security" will offer consumers, manufacturers, grower, commercial workers, quality control supervisors and researchers the opportunity to exchange opinions, thus becoming a leading factor for future food systems, including by co-designing research programs and agendas.