Argentina
Updated 29 June 2015

Chapter Leader: Dr. Diego Fridman, Director, Research Department, FUNCEI, Buenos Aires, Argentina
E-mail: diegofridman@yahoo.com; dfridman@stamboulian.com.ar

Chapter Website: www.geologiamedica.org.ar

The IMGA Local Chapter in Argentina was established in 2010.


2015

6-month report from Local Chapter Leader Dr. Diego Fridman:

In the last six months, we have worked hard to develop the Argentina Medical Geology Association (AAGM). The website and logo of the Association are: www.geologiamedica.org.ar.

We also participated in public discussions on the relevance of health impact assessment before the start of major anthropic activities.

2014

In the last six months, the Members have worked hard to develop the Argentina Medical Geology Association (AAGM): http://www.geologiamedica.org.ar.

The following activities were undertaken:

2012

The Local Chapter is in the process of creation of The Argentine Association of Medical Geology, local designation of the IMGA’s Argentine Chapter. All the documentation was submitted to the IGJ (General Inspection of Justice) in July 2012. We hope to have authorization to initiate activities for late 2012. The next step is to build the website that will be linked to IMGA’s website.

Other News

The Argentine Chapter is very active and has 5 members. These comprise dentists; one specialized in Biomaterials for medical and dental use and medical doctors, one specialized in infectious diseases and two pathologists.

The Argentine IMGA Chapter organized its Annual Meeting in July 2011. This was held in the Central Army Hospital, with 25 people registered. The meeting had as its central topic the pathology produced by biologically-used materials.

The Executive Committee, Dr Diego Fridman have been involved in the program “El Debate” of Adrian Paenza. Public Television July 2011 Reprinted by the newspaper Pagina 12. Http://www.pagina12.com.ar/daily/special/subnotes/173406-54943-2011-07-31.html.

Members of the Chapter also participated in the following activities:

Publications for the Community (in Spanish):

http://www.docsalud.com/articulo/2943/geolog%C3%ADa-m%C3%A9dica-por-m%C3%A1s-salud-sobre-la-tierra
http://www.docsalud.com/articulo/2942/la-miner%C3%ADa-un-desaf%C3%ADo-para-la-geolog%C3%ADa-m%C3%A9dica
http://www.docsalud.com/articulo/1339/afirman-que-no-se-pudo-comprobar-compromiso-de-la-salud-por-la-actividad-minera-a-cielo-abierto

The Committee is also in the process of creation of The Argentine Association of Medical Geology, local designation of the IMGA’s Argentine Chapter. The statute has already been drafted and we have the members to constitute the committee and the Audit Commission. The documentation will be submitted to the PRC (General Inspection of Justice) between April-May 2012. This should be discharged by June-July.

The Argentine Division of the International Academy of Pathology – Executive Committee chaired by Dr. Gustavo Lembo Micó- from now will share its headquarters in the 6th floor in the 1131 of Arenales St. Buenos Aires City, with the IMGA’s Argentine Chapter.

2011

The Argentina Chapter is very active and has 6 members: three dentists one specialized in biomaterials for medical and dental use and three medical doctors, one specialized in infectious diseases and two pathologists. Dr. Daniel Olmedo participated as a speaker in the Symposium of Environmental Pathology at The XXVIII International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology, Sao Paulo 2010 with Dr. José Centeno and Dr. Florabel Mullick. Dr. Eduardo Santini-Araujo together with Dr. Mullick were co-chairs of the Symposium. Dr. Diego Fridman, a member of the IMGA Argentine Chapter, presented a paper at Bari in the GEOMED 2011 4th International Conference on Medical Geology: Miguel Borruel, Diego Fridman, Gaston Borruel, Daniel Stamboulian, Evaluation of Health Impact in an open-pit mining area in Catamarca, Argentina. The Argentine IMGA Chapter organized its Annual Meeting in July 2011. This was held in the Central Army Hospital, with 26 people registered. The meeting had as its central topic the pathology produced by the biological use of materials.