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International Meeting of Geohealth Scientists

Villa Romanazzi Carducci, Bari (Apulia), Italy

https://community.geosociety.org

September 1-5, 2020

https://geohealth-scientists.org/

The International Network of Geohealth Scientists (INGS) is pleased to invite you to GEOHEALTH 2020, the International Meeting on EARTH, HEALTH and ENVIRONMENT. The conference provides a unique opportunity for mineralogists, physicians, soil scientists, toxicologists, geochemists, veterinarians, biologists, chemists and for many other specialists to share ideas and knowledge on the impact of natural environment on health.

Abstract submission is July 15. Please check the website frequently for updates.



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The Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH – www.segh.net ) provides a community for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas for inter-disciplinary research with diverse expertise from fields including biology, engineering, geology, hydrology, epidemiology, chemistry, medicine, nutrition and toxicology. SEGH supports a network of early career researchers (ECRs) with a mentorship program and targeted training at conferences. SEGH also benefits from a cohort of established scientists as a Fellowship group to support the international board which has sections in Europe, Asia/Pacific, Africa and the Americas.

SEGH has its own dedicated journal in Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer Nature – IF 3.25, 2018). Activities generally involve an annual international conference which ideally rotates between the regions, with smaller supported symposia headed by SEGH members to maintain interaction with members.

For 2020, two international conferences were planned for Kenya in July and China in November. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Kenya conference has been delayed and will most likely move to early 2021.  We are hopeful that the Nanjing conference will go ahead. As we approach the 50th anniversary of SEGH in 2021, conferences will likely include the revised date for Kenya, as well as Portugal in July 2021, a smaller workshop in Vancouver for August with plans currently in discussion for late 2021 through to 2022.  The formats normally follow 3 days of lectures, with 2 sessions for posters which are accompanied by nano-presentations of 90 seconds, which injects energy into the audience after a long day of talks.  In addition, field trip with an appropriate theme coupled with a cultural experience rounds off the conference.

 New members are always welcome to SEGH to build further on the diverse expertise and geographical reach.



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The International Medical Geology Association (IMGA http://www.medicalgeology.org). The International Medical Geology Association aims to provide a network and a forum to bring together the combined expertise of geologists and earth scientists, environmental scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists and medical specialists, in order to characterize the properties of geological processes and agents, the dispersal of geological material and their effects on human populations.

IMGA consist of regional Chapters bringing together people in an area or organization (university, government agency, etc.) interested in medical geology. Chapters are a way to locally facilitate the growth of medical geology. The IMGA Newsletter is published twice a year with papers, articles, book reviews, accounts of conferences and workshops, upcoming meetings, and interesting short pieces of news and information.

IMGA co-sponsors a biannual international Medical Geology conference called MEDGEO conferences, we provide certain grants, and the travel fellowship program (the next conference is MEDGEO 2021 in Alicante-Spain has been postponed due to COVID-19). http://www.nuigalway.ie/iseh2020/



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USGS
(USGS: https://www2.usgs.gov/envirohealth/geohealth/ GeoHealth Newsletter).

 Produces the GeoHealth Newletter twice a year. The GeoHEALTH–USGS Newsletter—published since 2006—provides information on new USGS science activities pertinent to safeguarding the health of fish, wildlife, domesticated animals, livestock, and people from environmental exposures to contaminants and pathogens.