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


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.

IMG Talk: Toxins and Treasures – A Medical Geology Story


We invite you, your family and friends to this fourth talk in the 151 Golden Years Celebrations series. Well-known FedUni geoscientist Kim Dowling explores the links between human activity, environmental health and community well-being. 


Toxins and Treasures – A Medical Geology Story

Associate Professor Kim Dowling, Federation University

Tuesday 12 October 2021, 7.00pm

Delivery: Register to receive the Zoom link 

Abstract: Soil, rocks, air, and water provide the building blocks for all that we need, but when a landscape is contaminated, our health can be drastically affected. Kim uses toenails, trees and fungi to demonstrate the links between environmental health and human health from the Victorian goldfields to Africa and Asia. Her stories show how the emerging science of Medical Geology can guide improved health outcomes, resilience and sustainability for communities.

Biography: Kim began her career as an exploration geologist and geochemist, however she turned to the emerging field of Medical Geology because it united her interests in geochemistry, the environment and human health. Kim’s research focus is on metal mobility in landscapes. She traces the movement of metals through soil, water, plants and into the food web and undertakes risk assessments of contaminated land and water for government, public health agencies and industry. 

Kim teaches Environmental Geochemistry at Federation University and is an active member of the International Medical Geology Association.

Federation University celebrates 151 years of continuous learning, teaching and research in Geosciences with a series of public presentations exploring historical, archaeological, economic and social influences associated with mining in central Victoria.  

Download PDF: 151GYC Toxins and Treasures