The Taiwan Chapter on Medical Geology was officially established on May 19, 2010 in Tainan, Taiwan, during the scientific activities of 3th Interna-tional Congress on Arsenic in the Environment – As 2010, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. The Taiwan Chapter on Medical Geology is composed of over 12 members with representation from a wide range of disciplines including biomedical, public health and geosciences areas. The Chapter enjoys the participation of geoscientists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, public health professionals and medical doctors, with particular interest in the geochemistry, environmental and human health effects of arsenic from contaminated drinking water.

Chapter Leader: Chien-Yen Chen,; chienyen.chen@gmail.com; Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, 168, University Rd., Min-Hsiung Township, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, 62102


IMGA would like to thank Prof Jiin- Shuh Jean for his excellent 3 year term as Chapter Leader. IMGA also welcomes Prof Chien-Yen Chen as the new elected leader of the Taiwan Chapter.  The website of the Taiwan Local Chapter is at: http://proj.ncku.edu.tw/imgatwn


Professor Jiin-Shuh Jean (Department of Earth Sciences, NCKU) was elected as the first term (three years) di-rector general of the Taiwan IMGA chapter. Director General Jiin-Shuh Jean appointed Prof. Ying-Jan Wang (Institute of environmental Medicine, NCKU) as a secretary general and Professor Kuo-Chin Hsu (Department of Resources Engineering, NCKU) as a chairman of the Lecture and Conference committee. We will hold an annual meeting and conference once a year in May to bring together our Taiwan members to discuss medical geology problem in Taiwan.