ESGE Statement on the invasion of Ukraine

We, the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), are deeply concerned by recent developments on the European continent and the ensuing war in Ukraine.  Our sympathy and solidarity lie with the people of Ukraine, home of one of ESGE’s member societies, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are suffering through these traumatic events.

We are in contact with our member society in Ukraine to organize help and we ask all other member societies of ESGE including our corporate partners to support our friends where they can.

As a scientific medical organization, ESGE stands for inclusion, mutual respect, human health and democratic peace. We strongly condemn this aggressive, violent  and unacceptable act of war by the Russian government.

Professor Helmut Messman
ESGE President
On behalf of the ESGE Executive