It is with great sadness that we at the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) are watching the development
of the war in Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with those members of our communities, healthcare
professionals, researchers, and patients as well as all people from Ukraine impacted by the invasion of the
Russian army. ESE promotes endocrine health, research, science, and education among professionals and
patients across Europe and beyond. Our strategy is based on the fundamental values of democracy, civil
rights, national self-determination and peaceful co-existence: War is the natural enemy to our mission.
The ESE Executive Committee strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, carried
out under the orders of President Vladimir Putin. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to those affected,
to Ukraine and its citizens, especially our Ukrainian members and colleagues. We feel it is important to
express on behalf of ESE the horror at the devastation that is being inflicted on innocent citizens.
We hope that there will be a rapid resolution of this conflict, which is already destroying so many lives. We
send our thoughts to our friends and members within Ukraine and Russia, and our partner organisations in
these regions. Let science and friendship prevail.
President, European Society of Endocrinology
About the European Society of Endocrinology
The European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) provides a platform to develop and share leading research
and best knowledge in endocrine science and medicine. By uniting and representing every part of the
endocrine community, we are best placed to improve the lives of patients. Through the 54 National
Societies involved with the ESE Council of Affiliated Societies (ECAS) ESE represents a community of over
20,000 European endocrinologists. We inform policy makers on health decisions at the highest level
through advocacy efforts across Europe.
To find out more please visit www.ese-hormones.org.
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