3 special issues in journal

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On behalf of the organizer of 8th International Conference on Medical Geology (MEDGEO 2019), we are pleased to inform you that we have fixed 3 special issues in journal of "Science of the Total Environment", "Environmental Geochemistry and Health", & "Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety". Please check the detail information for the 3 special issues in attached files.

The submission for special issue in "Science of the Total Environment" & "Environmental Geochemistry and Health" will be opened on 2019.11.1, and the submission for special issue in "Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety" has been opened.

Please contact the guest editors for paper preparation and submission.



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MEDGEO2019 was held in August 12-15 in Guiyang, China

We had the opportunity to share high quality scientific sessions with colleagues from more than 30 countries. We look forward to seeing you in Alicante 2021!

8 th MEDGEO Conference Student Travel Award 2019 Call for applications

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8 th MEDGEO Conference Student Travel Award 2019 Call for applications

Travel Grants of 500 USD each, will be provided to four IMGA students to encourage their participation in the next MEDGEO Conference to be held in Guiyang, China. Applicants must be students and young scientists who submitted abstracts to the conference that were accepted by the Scientific Committee. These stipends will be given as a reimbursement after verifying the respective presentation either as oral communication or poster at the Conference.

To be considered as a candidate please send an application letter to Carla Patinha (email: cpatinha@ua.pt) and Nelly Mañay (email: nmanay@fq.edu.uy) with the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • e-mail
  • Institution
  • Country
  • Student support letter from Mentor or Senior Colleague
  • Abstract
  • Abstract acceptance email from MEDGEO 19

Other certificate awards will be also given at the Conference:

  • IMGA Chapter Stimulus Award
  • Best Oral/Poster Presentation
  • IMGA Certificate of Recognition
  • Lifetime Recognition of Service to IMGA

Medical Geology and Psychology special session: 

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Medical Geology and Psychology special session: 

Geology can affect the psychology of organisms positively and negatively. For example, Salt cave can play an important role in relaxation and healing from psychological problems. On the other side, Geological hazards, toxic metals, trace elements can be the cause of many neurological symptoms and syndromes.

According to that only very few researchers have addressed the relationship between geology and psychology, we planned for this session to fill this neglected area for the first time.


Topics and keywords: 

--- Minerals and mood.

--- Copper and schizophrenia

--- Lithium in water and suicide mortality.

--- Relaxation and healing in salt caves.

--- Alzheimer and heavy metals

--- Phobias related to the geological hazards (Geo-Phobias)

--- Post-traumatic stress disorder after earthquakes and tsunamis.

--- Toxic heavy metals associated with neurological symptoms and autism.

--- Tourette syndrome and magnesium deficiency.

--- Minerals for premenstrual syndrome treatment.

--- Restless legs syndrome and Iron Deficiency.

--- Trace mineral imbalances associated with Wilson & hemochromatosis diseases.

--- Psychology of geophagy and pica.


*Abstract Submission Deadline:  31/3/2019 

*Conference website: http://www.medgeo2019.com/