Over the last days we have received several messages from our Ukrainian colleagues like this video message
from Prof. V. M. Lisovyi, the President of the Ukrainian Urological Association.
We do not hold our Russian and Belarusian colleagues personally accountable for the atrocities which are ongoing.
However, we do acknowledge that the actions by their government are disastrous for science, health and
the safety of all of us including our patients.
This has forced us to take a clear stance in this conflict and the EAU Board has agreed that:
- All joint activities with the national urological societies of Russia and Belarus will be ceased until further notice.
- The EAU will suspend active involvement and contribution of Russian and Belarusian urologists in any EAU activity, event and Office or Committee until further notice.
- Attendance by Russian or Belarusian delegates in our EAU events remains under observation depending on future developments in the conflict.
The consequences of these decisions will be implemented within the organisation with immediate effect.
In the coming days we will reach out to involved individuals and inform them about the effects for them personally.
Support for Ukraine
As a member of the Biomed Alliance and the European Cancer Coalition, the EAU is closely collaborating on a European
level to provide medical support to Ukraine. Several initiatives are currently being set up by these organisations,
which allows us to participate at a larger scale to increase the impact of the support to those in need, especially related to cancer care.
If you or your institution would like to contribute in any way, visit the special page Help Ukraine which includes links to resources
in different relevant languages. More information can be found here.
New initiatives can be proposed by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you also to all of our members who donated to the International Red Cross and UNHCR after our appeal last week.
With kindest regards,
On behalf of the EAU Board,
Prof. Chris Chapple
EAU Secretary General