Aquatic Animal Health: Diagnostics and Risk assessment Workshop

The Worshop is free for participants of AquaEpi II.

Time: 7-8 November 2019. Location: Amari Hua Hin.

About the Workshop

The Workshop will cover an overview of epidemiology in aquatic animal management and health challenges, epidemiology tools for performing risk assesment, risk assessment principles and how they can be applied in aquatic animal health managment e.g. risk profiling, biosecurity, and local disease control. The programme includes examples and discussion. Participants will work in groups of 4-5 per group on a practical exercise with the objective of applying the theory of risk assessment into practice. 

By the end of this Workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand challenges in using diagnostic tests with the purpose of assessing risk
  • Have a greater understanding of various applications of the risk assessment tool
  • Be able to use risk assessment to aquatic animal health management
  • Gain raised awareness of how risk assessment can support decision making
  • Understand the role of risk assessment in local disease control


Who is the Workshop for?

The Workshop is aimed at a broad sector of professionals within the aquaculture industry and public administrations who are responsible for aquatic animal health management and inspection. English will be the working language of this workshop. Participants should have a basic computing skills e.g. Microsoft Office Excel. Participants should bring their own laptop. The number of participants is limited to 30 participants.

Instructor(s) and contact information of the workshop organiser(s)

  • Ian Gardner (BVSc, MPVM, PhD)
    Canada Excellence Research Chair – Aquatic Epidemiology
    Atlantic Veterinary College (3N), UPEI, Cananda
    E-mail:  iagardner@upei.ca
  • Yuko Hood (BVSc)

          A/g Director Aquatic Pest and Health Policy Section

          Animal Health Policy Branch, Department of Agriculture, Canberra, Australia

          E-mail: yuko.hood@agriculture.gov.au

  • Edgar Brun (DVM, PhD)

          Director of Aquatic Animal Health and Welfare

          Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway

          E-mail: edgar.brun@vetinst.no  

  • Saraya Tavornpanich (DVM, MPVM, PhD)

         Coordinator of International Centre of Aquatic Animal Health

         Co-director of OIE-CC for Epidemiology and

         Risk Assessment for Aquatic  Animal Diseases

         Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway

         E-mail:  saraya.tavornpanich@vetinst.no

The Workshop is co-organised by Norwegian Veterinary Institute and Thai Department of Fisheries. This workshop is part of the AquaEpi II conference.

Register here: (Application form)

Registration deadline: September 30th, 2019