NEWS DIGEST FOR 2011

9 December 2011
Medical Geology Short Courses in Galway, Ireland, August 19-20, 2012
Two shortcourses on Medical Geology and Medical Mineralogy will be held during the 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health. Read more

26 October 2011
IMGA Student travel fund
The next IMGA conference will be in the Washington D.C. area in the fall of 2013. The conference will afford young medical geology students the rare opportunity to hear the best and to be heard by the best. We anticipate that many students from around the world we be requesting financial assistance to attend this important meeting. Therefore, we are setting up a Student Travel Fund that will be used to defray the costs of attending the conference for deserving students.

We ask you to contribute to this worthwhile fund by sending your contributions by credit card via this link or by PayPal. 100% of your contributions will go to assist students in attending the conference and your name will appear in a conference brochure as a benefactor.

16 September 2011
CANCELLED - Short course in Medical Geology, Australia
A short course in Medical Geology will take place at UWA in Perth in mid-December this year. Read more at the UWA course website, or download the course flyer here

16 September 2011
Short course in Medical Geology, Italy
A short course in Medical Geology will take place before the MedGeo2011 conference in Bari, Italy next week, 19-20 September. Read more at the conference website, or download the flyer here

13 August 2011
IMGA Business meeting in Bari, Italy
All members are welcome to the IMGA business meeting at the GeoMed2011 conference, which will be held on Saturday 24, 16.40-18.30.

9 August 2011
Abstract submission for 9th ISEG now open
For more information, please visit the conference website at http://9iseg.web.ua.pt/web/index.php

25 July 2011
IMGA Newsletter 18 out now
The latest IMGA Newsletter has now been sent out to all members. If you believe you should have received it and haven't, please contact our Secretary: Karin.Calluna@gmail.com

29 June 2011
Sign-up for Summer School at Brescia University, Italy
Occupational and environmental determinants of disease: multidisciplinary approach as a key for research and prevention. The school is open to undergraduate, graduate students, researchers in the field of occupational and environmental health. There will be no inscription fee and accommodation is available at very affordable price but the enrollment is on a first-come-first basis. At this time low cost flight are available to reach the airports of Bergamo Orio, Verona, or Milan.   Read more


6 May 2011
Successful Short Course in Medical Geology held in Chengdu, China 12-14 April. Read more

28 February 2011
New IMGA Executive Committee elected. Read more

17 February 2011
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes IMGA as its 49th Member Society. Read more

4 February 2011
New book published by ROSGEO / Russian Division of IMGA
Medical geology: current status and perspectives. 
Editor Iosif Volfson. Russian Geological Society ROSGEO, 2010. See details here.

4 February 2011
Award to our members Iosif Volfson and Evgeny Farrakhov in Russia
Iosif Volfson IMGA RD Russia – N.I.S. Executive Committee Chair and Evgeny Farrakhov Vice-Chair (Geology) have received an honorable award for their work in medical geology. They were awarded each with a special Diploma of the Fund named after Academician V.I. Smirnov (famous Russian Geologist of the XX century) “for outstanding contribution in solving actual problems of geosciences” as well as memorial medal marking the 100 th anniversary of V.I. Smirnov’s birth.

29 January 2011
Geological Society of America
associated society to IMGA
We are proud to announce that the prestigious Geological Society of America (GSA) has approved the application of the IMGA to become an Associated Society. This is a distinct honor for an organization as young as ours. GSA Associated Societies are “partners in pursuit of mutual goals to advance the geosciences, enhance the professional growth of members, and promote the geosciences in the service of humanity.” This is additional proof that what the IMGA have already accomplished and what we are trying to accomplish has been recognized at the highest levels of our profession. More information

18 January 2011
New IMGA website launched January 2011
The new website is now launched and we welcome both old and new visitors to what we hope will be a site full of information about Medical Geology activities, research and education around the world.

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