Practical Applications of Medical Geology 19-20 March 2009 British Geological Survey

"Medical Geology" is defined as the science dealing with the relationships between natural geological factors and health in man and animals, and understanding the influence of environmental factors on the geographical distribution of such health problems.  It is aimed at improving the interdisciplinary interactions between environmental and health scientists.  This meeting will provide a common platform for medical geology practioners to present and highlight successful applications of interdisciplinary case studies.   It will facilitate professionals from industry, regulatory authorities and academia to discuss their findings and identify problems and scientific solutions to conducting such research.
Papers are invited on the following themes:
  • Novel methods for assessing the impact of human and animal exposure to potentially harmful elements, organic contaminants and radionuclides.
  • Chemical and mineral speciation controls on the bioaccessibility of  potentially harmful substances in soil and particulates.
  • Trace element deficiency problems in human health and agriculture.
  • The relationships between hazard and risk.
  • Geochemical spatial distribution from maps to microscopic scale. 
  • Climate change and its impacts on human health and agriculture.
  • Water and air quality.

MEDICAL GEOLOGY 2009, March 19/20th.
 British Geological Survey, Nottingham
Guest speakers:
Dr Olle Selinus -                        Geological Survey of Sweden
Professor Paul Nathanail -      University of Nottingham and LQM
Professor Barry Smith -            IntelliScience Ltd
Professor Randall Parrish       NERC Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory
The meeting will be hosted at BGS in Keyworth, just south of Nottingham, over two days. Lunches, coffee and tea will be provided along with a conference dinner  on the evening of the 19th March.  A mixer session will be organised around poster presentations on the first afternoon. 
 A special issue in the Environmental Geochemistry and Health Journal has been arranged with Springer publications for original research papers presented at the meeting, subject to peer review and approval by the journals editor.
This meeting is supported by the Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH) and the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA).

5th March 2009
You are invited to return registrations and return payments if you have not already done so.
Don't forget to indicate food option (vegetarian), whether transport is needed to and from the specified hotels.  For oral and poster presentations, please provide an indication of your wish to submit a paper peer review publication in the special issue of the Journal for Environmental Geochemistry and Health.
The programme is attached as the 'Conference Programme - final' for the oral presentations.  The list of posters will be uploaded onto the site shortly.
Registrations for delegates to attend the meeting are still welcome but should be submitted as soon as possible as final numbers will be limited.
Registration forms are attached at the bottom of the page, with some details on accommodation in Nottingham.
Payment required for attendees will be £50 and for students £25.  Methods of payment are shown on the registration form attached.
 Conference organiser: Dr Mark Cave
 Contact for information:  
Meeting sponsored by: BGS; Dionex; ASD/Analytical Solutions;  CEM Microwave Technology Ltd;Quantitech
Michael Watts,
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