Training opportunity: School on Aquatic Animal Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance (ICAR/NACA)

The ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, India is conducting a School on Aquatic Animal Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance from 1-6 March, 2019. This is a joint program of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in collaboration with NACA.

Five seats are available in the school for researchers from NACA member countries (outside of India) on first-come first-served basis. Participants should be nominated by research centres participating in NACA or by member governments.

Accommodation, hospitality and meals will be provided for the duration of the training. Travel grants are not available.

Prof. Kenton L. Morgan, Ex-Chair of Epidemiology, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom is the lead resource person for this School. Dr Eduardo Leano, Coordinator, Aquatic Animal Health Programme, NACA and Dr I. Karunasagar, ex-FAO, will deliver invited lectures.

The school will focus on:

  • Concepts and principles of epidemiology.
  • Use of epidemiological principles in design and implementation of surveillance programmes.
  • Sampling considerations for surveillance programmes.
  • Population surveys.
  • Estimation of sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests.
  • Questionnaire design.

Prospective participants are requested to write to Dr Kuldeep K. Lal, Director, ICAR-NBFGR (Email:;, with their affiliation, address and passport scan on or before 13 Feburary 2019. For further information, please download the programme below.


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