Dr Bernardino Figueiredo, firstname.lastname@example.org, Institute of Geosciences, Univ. of Campinas, PO Box 6152, 13083-970 Campinas, Brazil
Cassio Silva, email@example.com, Geological Survey of Brazil, Av. Pasteur, 404 22,292,040, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil .
A significant number of papers (70) were presented during the technical and scientific session “Environmental and Medical Geology” of the 47th Brazilian Geological Congress that was held in Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil, last September. Dr. Nelly Mañay, IMGA Chairperson, was the keynote speaker for the session that was conducted by Professors Bernardino Figueiredo and José Ângelo dos Anjos. In parallel, the future activities of the Medical Geology in Brazil for the period 2014-2015 were discussed during the Chapter business meeting previously included in the Congress programme. Additional activities conducted by various members of Brazil Chapter are reported below:
The IMGA Local Chapter in Brazil was established in 2008.
Geologia Médica no Brasil
Medical geology in Brazil - effect of geologica materials and factors on human health and enironment
2007. Editors: C.R. da Silva, B.R. Figueiredo, E.M. De Capitan, F.G. da Cunha
The Nattional Research Program in Environmental Geochemistry and Medical Geology (Programa Nacional de Pesquisa em Geoquimica Ambiental e Geologia Medica - PGAGEM), coordinated by Servico Geologico do Brasil - CPRM (Brazil Geological Service - CPRM), through the Departamento de Gestão Territorial (Territorial Management Department), subordinated to Diretoria de Hidrologia e Gestão Territorial (Hydrology and Territorial Management Board of Directors) was created as a multinstitutional, interdisciplinary and multiuse results program. It was elaborated by researchers of the Servico Geologico do Brasil - CPRM (Brazil Geological Service - CPRM), Universidade de Campinas - UNICAMP (Campinas University), Universidade do Estado de São Paulo - USP (São Paulo State University), Universidade Federal do Estado do Para - UFPA (Federal University of the State of Para), Universidade Estadual de Londrina - UEL (Londrina State University), Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto - UFOP (Federal University of Ouro Preto), Minerais do Parana - MINEROPAR (Parana Minerals), Instituto Evandro Chagas (Evandro Chagas Institute), Instituto Adolfo Lutz (Adolfo Lutz Institute), Escola Nacional de Saude Publica - ENSP (National School of Public Health), FIOCRUZ and Empresa Brasileira de Agropecuåria - EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agency of Agricultural Research -Soils).
Dr. Cássio Roberto da Silva
The Brazil Chapter is very active and has 10 members, mainly environmental scientists. The Chapter is led by Dr. Bernardino Figueiredo (University of Campinas) and Dr. Cassio Silva (Geological Survey of Brazil). The Chapter is based on the former UNICAMP Chapter and it has recently organised one short course and several lectures at scientific meetings and universities.