China-Ireland Concord
Updated 24 December 2015

Chairs China (3):
Prof. Xinbin Feng, Institute Of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 99 Lincheng West Road, Guanshanhu District, Guiyang, Guizhou Province 550081, P.R.China

Prof. Tangfu Xiao, Institute Of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 99 Lincheng West Road, Guanshanhu District, Guiyang, Guizhou Province 550081, P.R.China

Prof. Yanxin Wang, President, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, P.R. China

Chair Ireland:
Dr. Chaosheng Zhang, School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland

Secretary General:
Dr. Yamin Deng, Geological Survey, China University of Geosciences, No.388 Lumo Road, Wuhan 430074, P. R. China.

The IMGA China-Ireland Concord was established in 2015.

December 2015

Following the permission from President of IMGA Prof. Nelly Mañay, the IMGA China-Ireland Concord has expanded the members of the co-chairs and appointed a secretary general of the Concord.  The IMGA China-Ireland Concord will actively promote IMGA within our capacity and will report to IMGA in due course.  Let’s warmly welcome Prof. Yanxin Wang and Dr. Yamin Deng on board!  The contact details of the Concord appear above.

October 2015

The China-Ireland Concord under the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) was officially established during the event of MEDGEO 2015 in Aveiro, Portugal in July 2015, which is currently composed of 29 IMGA memberships. The memberships cover a wide range of research disciplines and institutions, 14 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 14 from 8 universities, and one from the local public health bureau, focusing on the research fields of environmental geochemistry and human health, pollution ecology and biogeochemistry, and endemic disease and prevention.
The China-Ireland Concord organized a 6-member delegate to attend the MEDGEO 2015 in Aveiro, Portugal during 25th July to 2nd August. The delegates contributed to 6 oral and one poster presentations, covering the topics of biogeochemistry of mercury, thallium, arsenic and health effects, and novel DGT technology for in situ measurement of chemicals in the environment. During the conference event, Dr. Chaosheng Zhang chaired a session, and Prof. Tangfu Xiao was awarded as the Best Oral Presentation. In the IMGA AGM meeting, Prof. Tangfu Xiao was invited to give a successful talk to the promotion of MEDGEO 2019 that will be held in Guiyang, China in 2019. The MEDGEO 2019 will bring the IMGA family for the first time to the booming Asia continent.
The China-Ireland Concord is now supporting the forthcoming 2016 International Symposium on Environmental and Health (ISEH) in Galway, Ireland, which provides an internationally leading platform for interaction between scientists, consultants, and public servants engaged in the multi-disciplinary areas of environment and health. The concord member Dr. Chaosheng Zhang is the ISEH 2016 chairman, and Profs. Xinbin Feng and Tangfu Xiao are the Scientific and Organizing Committee Members. The China-Ireland Concord has also proposed to organize two sessions (Biogeochemical process of heavy metals and human health, and Metal Isotopes in the Environment) for the event.