The European Society
of Human Genetics

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ESHG Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

Dear ESHG Members,
Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We wish to join other scientific societies in expressing our full support and great sympathy for the Ukrainian people, ESHG members and fellow scientists.

We greatly deplore the loss of life and destruction resulting from the invasion of Ukraine.

The ESHG being a society dedicated to academia, science, and education, we feel it is essential to support our Ukrainian colleagues and their patients at this difficult time.
The ESHG has therefore decided to grant free access to Ukrainian scientists wishing to attend our conference in June, either virtually or in person. Additionally, Ukrainian presenters of posters and talks have been granted travel fellowships.
The ESHG will also create a fund to facilitate the re-establishment of human genetics services in Ukraine as soon as the situation allows it.

Should it be possible for you to employ Ukrainian genetic specialists who are able to leave the country, please consider doing so. All support is appreciated, and special dispensations are in place in many countries.

On behalf of the genetic community, we would like to encourage our members and friends to donate to charities active on the ground.

Our hearts are with all Ukrainians at this time. We all hope for a rapid end to this war.

With best regards,

Maurizio Genuardi
President of the ESHG,
on behalf of the Executive Board