2010 Conferences

Air Pollution and Health: Bridging the Gap from Sources to Health Outcomes
San Diego, USA, March 22-26
Held by the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) and co-sponsored by the Air & Waste Management Association. The objectives and guiding themes, the latter presented as a series of policy-relevant science questions are given in the links above. This conference is intended to bring together a diverse group of air pollution and health scientists, air quality managers, and policy makers across all levels of government, private industry and industrial agencies, academia, and others interested in better understanding the science linkages between air pollution and health effects across the full source to health effects paradigm. http://AAARabstracts.com/Specialty

Bogotá, Colombia
The congress featured a short course on Environmental Toxicology organized by Prof. Dr. Laura Börgel. Bob Finkelman presented three lectures on different aspects of Medical geology to the 45 participants. He also gave a keynote talk at INGEOMINAS, the Geological Survey of Colombia where Dr. Gloria Prieto and her colleages Ana María Rojas and Carlos Valencia gave brief presentations on their medical geology research projects.

11-13 April, North-Central & South-Central meeting of the Geological Society of America, Branson, MO
This workshop was organized by Syed Hasan of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. About 20 people attended including one medical doctor and at least three professors offering or planning to offer medical geology classes. Syed Hasan gave talks on the History, Evolution and Scope of Medical Geology; Medical Geology Resources; and Hands-on Experience with Electronic Databases. Dick Berg of the Illinois State Geological Survey gave a talk on Geology, Geologic Maps and Public Health and Bob Finkelman gave a talk on International Perspectives in Medical Geology. The conference also had a technical session entitled, “Is Mother Nature out to Get You? Medical Geology Issues in the Mid-Continent”. There were seven oral presentations and one poster presentation associated with the session which drew as many as 45 people to several of the talks.

Air PolEuropean Geoscience Union General assembly
2-7 May, Vienna, Italy
Radon health and natural hazards: This session will form part of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 571 on radon and health, and is co-supported by the EGU.

3rd International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
17-21 May, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan

A Short course in medical geology will be held.

The First International Symposium on Medical Geolo
gy of Iran
June 14-16, Tehran, Iran
The "First International Symposium on Medical Geology" in Iran, was held in the Geological Survey of Iran (GSI) with the cooperation of the Iranian National Committee for UNESCO. The symposium was held to provide a platform for the presentation of activities in different fields of Medical Geology (Environmental Geology and Human Health). The Symposium is intended for geologists, geochem-ists, hydrologists, veterinarians, ecologists, chemists, biologists, occupational and environmental scientists, medical professionals, toxicologists, epidemiologists, environmental pathologists, bio-statisticians and any other health, environmental and geo-sciences professionals who are interested in Medical Geology issues.

27TH European conference and workshops of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH): Environmental Quality and human health - the harmony between man and earth
June 27-July 2, Galway, Ireland
This conference provides an internationally leading forum for scientists, consultants, and public officers working in the multi-disciplinary areas of environment and health. Participants of the conference represent expertise in a diverse range of scientific fields (such as biology, engineering, geology, hydrology, epidemiology, chemistry, medicine, nutrition, and toxicology), as well as regulatory and industrial communities. It is co-organized by National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), Environmental Change Institute (ECI) and Health Service Executive (HSE) West, Ireland. The International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) will hold a workshop at this conference. More information is available on the web-site: http://www.nuigalway.ie/segh2010/

The Eight International Symposium on Biological Monitoring in Occupational and Environmental Health (ISBM 2010)
6–8 September, Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland
The symposium aims to gather together scientists, public and occupational health professionals, and policy-makers to consider the recent developments in biomonitoring and both the current and future roles and possibilities of biomonitoring in occupational and environmental risk assessment and management.
The main topic areas include the role of biomonitoring in chemical risk assessment and management, advances and new techniques in biomonitoring, the biomonitoring of new exposures, modelling as a tool in biomonitoring, and the use of biomonitoring in environmental exposure assessment and population surveys. The symposium will also cover other aspects related to the biomonitoring of susceptible populations, and quality assurance in biomonitoring. The scientific programme will consist of keynote lectures, proffered oral and poster presentations, and a roundtable discussion.

Problems of ecology
20-25 September
Irkutsk - Lake Baikal, Russia 
The 120th anniversary since the birth of professor Michael Michailovich Kozhov, the famous researcher of Lake Baikal. We would like to invite you to participate in the international conference «Problems of ecology» dedicated to his memory. This conference is  organized with the initiative of Scientific Research Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University and will be held on 20-25 September 2010 in Irkutsk and at the Baikal biological station of Irkutsk University (Eastern Siberia, Russia). This event is to continue the series of conferences organized by Scientific Research Institute of Biology from 1978 to 1998. Traditionally, important points will be hydrobiological and ecological problems, but also we would like to invite genetics and evolution researchers.