The USA IMGA Local Chapter has been established and was ap-proved by the IMGA Board in February 2012. A Certificate of Ap-proval was presented to the new Chapter by Prof .Jose Centeno, IMGA Chairman, in April 2012.
On April 25, 2012, IMGA Chairman Jose Centeno presented an invited seminar on Medical Geology at the Department of Earth Sci-ences, Duke University. During this activity, the US Chapter on Medical Geology was officially awarded its IMGA Chapter Certificate. The Certificate was received by Brittany Merola, Chairperson of the US Chapter on Medical Geology.
With a current membership of over 20 active members, the US Chapter has been continuously expanding its research and outreach activities. The Chapter is actively involved on the organizational plans for MEDGEO 2013 - 5th International Conference on Medi-cal Geology to be held in Washington DC".