2009 Conferences

March
BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MEDICAL GEOLOGY MEETING: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MEDICAL GEOLOGY
19-20th March, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, UK
The British Geological Survey (BGS) held a successful two-day Medical Geology meeting in March 2009.
The meeting was supported by the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) and the Society for
Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH), and brought together health and geoscience professionals
working in the field of Medical Geology for the following presentations. Papers from the meeting will be published
in a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and Health in 2010. http://sites.google.com/site/bgsmedicalgeologymeeting/Home

June
Medical Geology Seminar: The impact of geogenic factors on human health
23 June, Kansas City Medical College
Dr. David Elliott gave a three hour seminar to 200 second year medical students at Kansas City Medical College:
The Impact of Geogenic Factors on Human Health. The students were subsequently examined on the
subjects covered in the seminar, as part of a Medical Decision Making exam.

August
21ST CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (ISEE): FOOD AND GLOBAL HEALTH
25-28 August, Dublin, Ireland
The Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH) will hold a session at this conference. More
information is available on the web-site: http://www.iseepi.org/conferences/future.html

August
2009 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENDEMIC DISEASES AND GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT
10-14 August, Changchun City, Jilin Province, China
The purpose of the conference is to provide a platform for scientists and researchers in medical geology, environmental geochemistry, environmental health sciences, and endemic diseases to communicate the latest developments in related fields in geological environment and health, and to reinforce the existing cooperation among the professionals in environmental geology and endemic medicine. The conference is sponsored by CGS, UNICEF, IUGS-GEM, IAH, NSFC, Jilin Provincial Department of Land and Resources, and Jilin Province Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration.

September
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MINERALOGY-ENVIRONMENT-HEALTH
17-18th September,Université Paris-Est Marne la vallée, France
The "International Symposium on Mineralogy, Environment and Health" will provide a forum for exchange of ideas on recent advances in research and development in Environmental Mineralogy, Toxicology and Medical Geology and their links to other disciplines. http://www.univmlv.fr/master_geoenv/symposium2009.html

September
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON WILLIAM SMITH MEETING 2009: ENVIRONMENT, POLLUTION & HUMAN HEALTH
21–23 September, The Geological Society of London, Burlington House, London
This conference aims to bring together "traditional" geoscientists (geochemists, hydrogeologists, engineers, geophysicists, mineralogists) and scientists outside traditional earth sciences (toxicologists, microbiologists, physicists, chemists) from both academic and industrial communities to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in the understanding of environmental pollution and the potential threats to human health. More information is available on the web-site:
http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/gsl/events/listings/page4598.html

October
Symposium in celebration of InternationYear of Planet Earth - Global connections between environental pathology, human health and medical geology.
October 9, 2009. Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Vice-Presidency for South-America of the International Academy of Pathology under the leadership of Dr. Eduardo Santini-Araujo (Vice-President) and Dr. Alberto Filomeno (Secretary, IAP South America) and the Central Hospital, Argentine Army (Col. M. J. Jose Luis Ciucci) and the Dean of the Engineering School of the Argentine Army (Col. Jorge Guido) served as the organizers of the First International Symposium in Celebration of International Year of Planet Earth – Global Connections between Environmental Pathology, Human Health and Medical Geology, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 9, 2009..
The international Keynote Speaker for this Symposium was Dr. Jose A. Centeno, FRSC, Chairman, IMGA.

October
3rd Hemispheric Conference on Medical Geology
12-16 October, Montevideo, Utuguay
A successful conference was held, with many interesting papers presented. Details of the conference, including
the program and abstracts of the talks can be found at: http://www.geologiamedica.com