Sad news


Dear IMGA Family:


Our IMGA worldwide community is deeply saddened by the unexpected and recent passing of one of our dearest members, Mrs. Carmen Isela Terrazas Salcido, known to many of us as “Carmelita Rubio, wife of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Hector Rubio Arias from our Medical Geology Chapter in Chihuahua, Mexico.  Carmelita was a great supporter of IMGA’s mission in Mexico and strong contributor of the development of the Mexico Chapter on Medical Geology.  She was a loving and dedicated mother of a daughter and a son, a kind and caring friend, and a remarkable human being.  We will all miss her deeply.


Our IMGA community from all over the world is with Hector and his family during this difficult time. Hector, know that our community is here to support you and your family during this time of mourning and sadness.




Estimada Familia de IMGA:


Con profundo dolor comunicamos a todos nuestros miembros de IMGA, el fallecimiento de nuestra amiga y colega, Mrs Carmelita Rubio, amada esposa de nuestro querido amigo y compañero de ruta Dr. Héctor Rubio Arias. Acompañamos a Héctor y a su familia en este triste momento y le brindamos nuestra presencia, desde cada uno de los rincones del mundo, para transitar juntos la adversidad. ¡Querido Héctor, aquí estamos!



IEHSC International Speaker Seminar – Dra Beatriz A. Rocha-Guitierrez

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The International Environmental and Health Sciences Consortium (IEHSC) in collaboration with the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA), is having our next International Seminar Speaker Series on October 26, 2022.
IEHSC seminars are free and open to students, researchers, professors and public at large.
Our International Speaker for this seminar is Dr. Beatriz Rocha from the Chemistry Department at the University of Chihuahua, MX.  
Beatriz is an Associate Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Her research work has been focused on drinking water quality issues, including reuse of wastewater in agriculture and reclaimed water in the industry. Also, her research includes detection and quantification primarily focused in Persistent Organic Pollutants and Emerging Pollutants in wastewater and sewage sludge.
Zoom information to connect to this seminar
Topic: IEHSC International Speaker Seminar - Dr Beatriz Rocha, MX
Time: Oct 26, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 732 538 5391
Passcode: jac
Additionally, you can connect through Facebook and YouTube.

Webinar: Landscape photography for health and wellbeing during the pandemic



Prof. Chaosheng Zhang, Persnal Professor of Geography
Director, International Network for Environment and Health (INEH)
School of Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies
National University of Ireland, Galway

Topic: Landscape photography for health and wellbeing during the pandemic

Time: Dec 18, 2021 (Saturday), 13:00 Dublin


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Meeting ID: 930 7309 5157

Passcode: 459386

Sleeping volcanes, awaking health issues: the hazardous effects of hydrothermal emissions on the respiratory system




As we continue developing the International Invited Speaker Seminar Series sponsored by the IEHSC Consortium and IMGA, We are pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia Ventura Garcia as our second speaker in this series.

Patricia is a professor of ecotoxicology, environmental health, histology and entomology at the University of Azores, Department of Biology. She has served as Head of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at University of Azores (2016-2019), and is currently the Leader (2014-) of Island Environmental Risks & Society (IERS) group of the FCT research Centre for Ecology Evolution and Environmental Changes and Deputy Director of the Azorean Biodiversity Group, University of Azores (2015-). Patricia’s research has covered the areas of ecotoxicological effects of natural pollutants (vulcanogenic pollutants) and anthropogenic pollutants (e.g., agrochemicals, air pollutants emissions) on human population and other organisms (aquatic and terrestrial) on agroecosystems. Currently, Patricia’s research is driven by two main objectives: i) to evaluate the ecotoxicological impacts of agricultural management in volcanic islands; and, ii) to assess the environmental and human health risks in volcanically active environments.

Patricia will be presenting on December 17, 2021 at 10:00am (US and Canada Eastern time). We have set aside 2 hours for our Invited Seminar series, with one hour for the presentation and half-hour for questions and comments.