The Oraposium serves as a platform for presenting and discussing varied scholarly and clinical oral and public health issues biweekly. This policy outlines the process and guidelines for organising and participating in Oraposium sessions, aimed at contributing to professional development, catalysing discourse, and informing oral and public health initiatives.

Schedule and Topic Selection:

  1. Oraposium sessions are scheduled biweekly to ensure regular engagement and participation.
  2. A Focus-Area-relevant topic is agreed upon with a mentor, ensuring relevance and alignment with organisational objectives.
  3. The mentor-approved topic is submitted for consideration at least two weeks before the scheduled Oraposium.

Topic Approval and Preparation:

  1. Final topic approval, alongside the creation of a flier, is conducted by the President or designated leader.
  2. Presenters work on the presentation with their mentor to ensure accuracy, clarity, and quality.
  3. Pre-Oraposium scheduling allows presenters to present their work for corrections and contributions at least 12 days before the Oraposium.

Presentation Preparation and Submission:

  1. Presenters make corrections to their presentation within a day of receiving feedback.
  2. The corrected presentation is submitted for vetting 11 days before the Oraposium, ensuring ample time for review and finalisation.

Oraposium Event:

  1. Presenters deliver their presentations during the Oraposium, engaging attendees in discussions and Q&A sessions.
  2. Following the Oraposium, presentations are archived at for future reference and access.

Post-Oraposium Activities:

  1. Presenters sit with the Finance & Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and mentor to draft a position paper based on their presentation, fostering knowledge dissemination and policy advocacy.
  2. Presentations and related media are made available to the public through appropriate channels, such as the Orapuh website, social media channels or designated repositories.

Next Oraposium Preparation:

  1. After each Oraposium, preparations begin for the next session, including topic selection, presenter recruitment, and logistical arrangements.

Compliance and Evaluation:

  1. Compliance with Oraposium guidelines and timelines is monitored to ensure the smooth and effective conduct of each session.
  2. Regular evaluation and feedback mechanisms are implemented to assess the impact, relevance, and quality of Oraposium presentations and discussions.

Conclusion: The Orapuh Oraposium Policy outlines the process and guidelines for organising and participating in biweekly sessions focused on oral and public health issues. By adhering to these guidelines, Orapuh aims to foster continuous learning, professional development, and knowledge exchange among oral and public health professionals, contributing to advancements in research, practice, and policy in the field.