Statement of solidarity with Ukraine
Date: 4th of March, 2022
The illegal invasion of Ukraine has prompted us to make this statement. We are saddened and outraged by the shocking act of aggression by the Russian Government, and we are concerned about the lives and welfare of all those who are under attack. The ESMAC Board stands in solidarity with Ukraine, and we want the atrocities to end now. ESMAC supports the advancement of scientific knowledge, and we believe that peace and the free exchange of ideas are vital for this to prosper.
The purpose of ESMAC (the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children) is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional interaction and the exchange of ideas among Society members relating to movement analysis in adults and children in clinical and research settings. ESMAC is multidisciplinary by nature, mainly interacting clinical and bioengineering disciplines, and ranging from basic sciences to applied practices. Our members are from many backgrounds: orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrist, physiotherapists, human movement scientists, biomechanical and biomedical engineers; as well as many others. ESMAC’s main event is an annual scientific congress which is normally preceded by an instructional course for gait analysis and topic symposia.