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March 21, 2015

Payment of IMGA dues.

All Members please pay your dues.

Difficulties with the Payment System. Since February there has been an intermittent 'false error message' occurring with our transaction processing. We're sorry if this has caused you inconvenience or distress. Members who have experienced this problem should know that we expect that your payment has been received. If you wish to verify please contact the Treasurer: mailto:treasurer@medicalgeology.org

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March 10, 2015

New conference announcement; Barcelona! May.

Human Health in the Face of Climate Change; under the auspices of the New York Academy of Sciences

Call for Abstracts -now!

http://www.nyas.org/Events/Default.aspx

 

February 24, 2015

SECOND WEBINAR

Estimating human exposure to potentially harmful elements in soils

Your host: Dr. Mark R. Cave  (IMGA Editor-In-Chief), British Geological Survey

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM London, UK time

Members are encouraged to sign up; follow the link sent to you by email.

Interested members of the professions are encouraged to join IMGA and then sign up to these types of prestigious events.

January 30, 2015

DUES NOW PAYABLE - 2015 Membership

The difficulties with our on-line payment system have been fixed and Members should now be able to pay their Dues without problem. Please note: when you click the final "Next Step" button your transaction leaves the control of the IMGA website. There may then be delays with the payment system as it is handled by DIBS (outside of IMGA's control). Sometimes notification pages within the money transfer sytem take a long time to refresh and internet transmissions may be affected by various local and internet-related causes. These issues are not the responsibility of IMGA; you are strongly advised to wait for a "payment received" confirmation message before disconnecting your computer.

January 30, 2015

THE WORLD MULTIDISCIPLINARY EARTH SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM - WMESS 2015

This Symposium comes up in September 2015 and includes a "Medical Geology" Session, (the Convener of this session is: Professor Uriah Alexander Lar, Department of Geology and Mining, University of Jos - Nigeria; email address: laru@unijos.edu.ng). Abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible by creating an account to log in to the WMESS 2015 on-line system - use the address give below. Presentations will be published as "proceedings" of the symposium.

http://mess-earth.org/registration.html

January 30, 2015

27th INTERNATIONAL APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM

The US Chapter will host a Medical Geology technical session at the International Applied Geochemistry Symposium in Tucson, Arizona, USA from April 20-24, 2015, which is put on by the Association of Applied Geochemists. Abstracts are due Jan 31st, 2015! see: http://www.27iags.com/

 

January 30, 2015

BIOREACTIVE CLAY MINERALS; IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH

There will be a Geology and Health-related session at the Euroclay Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland (July 5-10, 2015);

Use this web address:  http://www.euroclay2015.org

Conveners: Lynda B. Williams (Arizona State University, USA); Timothy P. Jones (Cardiff University, United Kingdom); Fernando Rocha (Universidade de Aveiro, Aviero, Portugal)

Humans and animals have historically used clays to aid in digestion, protect skin, heal wounds and soothe musculoskeletal ailments. Pharmacopeias from the 17th century highlight medicinal uses of clay minerals, yet the mechanisms by which clays can be healthful or detrimental remain largely unknown today. Nano-technological advances in the last decade have revitalized research on the interactions of clays in mammalian systems. In this session we invite research that highlights new insights on the roles of bioreactive clays affecting human health. In particular we encourage research on medical or veterinary applications of clays and the mechanisms by which clays are beneficial or detrimental. Topics may include uses of clays in drug delivery, pelotherapy, hemostatic wound dressings, geophagy, antibacterial clays and clay toxicology. An important focus is the application of novel solutions to promote environmental and human health. 

 

 

 

Conference Update

Human Health in the Face of Climate Change (Flyer)

14 - 15 May 2015

CosmoCaixa Museum, Barcelona, Spain

website: http://www.nyas.org/Events/Default.aspx

 

The World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium (WMESS 2015)

7 - 11 September, 2015

Prague, Czech Repubic

use this web address:

http://mess-earth.org/registration.html

 

Euroclay Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (July 5-10, 2015

use this web address:

http://www.euroclay2015.org

 

SEGH 31st International Conference 22 – 26 June 2015, Slovakia

use this web address:

http://www.geology.sk/geohealth/segh-conference-2015/

 

The Association of Applied Geochemistry

27th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium

April 2015, Tucson, Arizona, USA

http://www.27iags.com/

 

 

Urban Soils & Metal Contam

The Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH) in association with The University of Texas at Arlington (USA); Conference -

URBAN SOILS AND METAL CONTAMINATION: ISSUES – REMEDIES

March 30 th - April 1 st , 2015, University of Texas, Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA

use this web address: http://www.segh.net/events/

 

http://medgeo15.web.ua.pt/

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http://www.iseg10.com

 

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