We, the presidents and past presidents of the European Society for Molecular Imaging, express our grave concern about the invasion of Ukraine by military forces.
Since 2005, we have built the European Society for Molecular Imaging to bring together scientists from Europe and beyond including Ukraine and Russia, in a spirit of peace, friendship and scientific exchanges for the benefit of humankind.
We deny that military action is a solution to any political or territorial conflict between nations that share millennia of a common history.
We call with our greatest strength for an immediate cessation of military hostilities and express our unlimited support for our Ukrainian and Russian friends and colleagues. If you would like to help the Ukrainians, we encourage donations e.g. to the UN Refugee Agency, the International Committee of the Red Cross, or the Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders, but there are many more national and international organizations that are supporting humanitarian efforts.