December 24, 2015

Postdoc Planetary Health positions at Harvard

The Planetary Health Alliance at Harvard University has created The Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to tackle complex planetary health issues.  Two positions are advertised on ResearchGate at

China-Ireland Concord has expanded leadership

The IMGA China-Ireland Concord has expanded the members of the co-chairs and appointed a secretary general of the Concord.  Let’s warmly welcome Prof. Yanxin Wang and Dr. Yamin Deng on board! The contact details of the new Concord members are available here.

December 23, 2015

A December report for the Sweden Chapter by new Chapter Leader Robert Wålinder is available in the Chapters section.

December 20, 2015

Obituary: Prof. Abimbola Akinlolu Festus

The Medical Geology family in Nigeria, and indeed, globally, has lost a founding member of IMGA from Nigeria and Africa.  Until his demise last year, he worked hard for the establishment of an IMGA Chapter in Nigeria.  These efforts led to the inauguration of a Chapter, two years ago at the University of Ibadan, where he was elected the first Chairperson.  Prof. Abimbola Akinlolu Festus was also the Vice Chairperson for the evolving Africa Division of the International Medical Geology Association.  The IMGA family globally condoles with his family and wishes him a peaceful rest in the great beyond.

November 19, 2015

Job Opportunities: US Food and Drug Administration

Two post doctoral fellowship job opportunities in nanotechnology are available.  For more information please refer to the following documents: Position 1 and Position 2.

November 16, 2015

6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability (As2016)
June 19-23, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

The abstract deadline has been extended for As2016.  Please visit their website for more information.

November 7, 2015

DUST 2016 | 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust
June 12-17, 2016
Castellaneta Marina – Taranto, Italy

The Associazione Italiana per lo Studio delle Argille (AISA) and the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analyses (IMAA-CNR) invite the submission of abstracts for DUST 2016. Please visit the conference web site for details and address your abstract to one of the 44 sessions listed at this link. Online abstract submission closes 16 November 2015.

November 5, 2015

New Local Chapters and reports

We extend a warm welcome to the new IMGA Local Chapters in Spain, led by Dr. Elena Gimenez Forcada and in Nigeria, led by Dr. Femi Akinade Shadrach Olatunji. The Spanish and Nigeria Local Chapters were approved by the IMGA Executive Committee at the October 2015 board meeting.

6-month reports for Local Chapters (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Iran, Russia-NIS, Sweden, UK, Uruguay) and the China-Ireland Concord are available on their respective pages.

Medical Geology Newsletter 26 is now available in the member section.

November 2, 2015

ISEH 2016 & Geoinformatics 2016 joint conference
August 14-20, 2016
Galway, Ireland

Abstracts are now being accepted for the IMGA co-organised ISEH 2016 and Geoinformatics 2016 conference, to be held at National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, Ireland, during August 14 – 20, 2016.