November 20, 2016

The October IMGA e-news has been sent out to members.  It can be downloaded from the member site.

The IMGA meeting presentation by Nelly Mañay and Carla Patinha at the ISEH 2016, ISEG 2016 & Geoinformatics 2016 conference in Galway, Ireland is available.   It can be downloaded from the member site.

Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 7th IMGA Symposium MedGeo2017 ( to be held August 28 – September 1, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.  The deadline for abstract submission is December 16, 2016.  Sessions include:

  • Medical Geology – An Emergent Discipline
  • Climate Change and Human Health
  • Water and Health
  • Radiation and Human Health
  • Environmental and Chemical Pathology of Dust
  • Healing Geological Materials: Modern and Historical Aspects of Use
  • Occupational Health Issues in Geology and Industry
  • Medical Geology of Urban Areas

Media information from the I Workshop on Medical Geology organized by the Spain Chapter of IMGA held in Salamanca on 19 September, 2016 is available:

September 25, 2016

Webinar: Determination of trace elements and their concentrations in clay balls: problem of geophagia in Ghana
Presented by 
Dr Emmanuel Arhin (brief bio)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6 PM GMT

All members are invited to attend!  Active IMGA members will have access to this webinar by accepting the invitation sent by Maria Armienta from Anymeeting.

August 11, 2016

I Workshop on Medical Geology in Spain: “Medical Geology: an emerging discipline”
I Jornada de Geología Médica en España: ‘La Geología Médica: una disciplina emergente’
September 19, 2016
Salamanca, Spain

The Spanish Chapter of IMGA, in collaboration with the Spanish Geological Survey (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, IGME) and University of Salamanca, organize the first workshop on Medical Geology in Spain, with the title “Medical Geology, an emerging discipline.”  Registration is free.  To register write an email to indicating full name and affiliation.  The event announcement is available online .

El capítulo español de la IMGA, en colaboración con el Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME), y la Universidad de Salamanca organizan la primera jornada de Geología Médica en España, bajo el título ‘La Geología Médica, una disciplina emergente’.  La inscripción es gratuita.  Para formalizar la inscripción escribir un correo electrónico a IMGA-Spain@hotmail.comindicando nombre completo y afiliación.  El anuncio del evento está disponible online .

August 7, 2016

IMGA Business Meeting at ISEH 2016, ISEG 2016 & Geoinformatics 2016
August 17, 2016 | Time: 13:30-14:30
Room 113, Geography Seminar Room, Art/Science Building, NUI
Galway, Ireland

All IMGA members attending the conference are invited to attend the IMGA Business Meeting on Wednesday, August 17 at 13:30.  The meeting will be held in the Geography Seminar Room (Room 113) of the Arts/Science Building on NUI campus.  The map link above shows the Arts/Science Building location relative to other venue locations.

August 6, 2016

USGS GeoHealth Newsletter Vol. 13, No. 1 – 2016

The new issue of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Environmental Health Newsletter is now available online at