The Orapuh Tribe Colloquium (TOTC) aims to provide a platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of oral and public health to exchange ideas, present research findings, and engage in discussions on relevant topics. The colloquium seeks to foster collaboration, promote academic excellence, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these vital areas.

Frequency: The Orapuh Tribe Colloquium (TOTC) shall be held annually in February, coinciding with the celebration of our Founders day. The event spans two days, providing ample time for presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities.

Themes and Sub-themes: Each year, the colloquium will focus on central themes within the realms of oral and public health, with specific sub-themes guiding the selection of paper presentations. The organising committee will announce the themes and sub-themes well in advance of the event to facilitate proposal submissions and preparation.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Abstract Submission: Interested presenters are required to submit abstracts of their proposed papers according to the guidelines provided by the organising committee. Abstracts should clearly outline the research objectives, methodology, key findings, and relevance to the chosen sub-theme.
  2. Deadline: The deadline for abstract submission will be communicated along with the call for papers. Late submissions may not be considered.
  3. Notification: Authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts within a specified timeframe.
  4. Full Paper Submission: Accepted presenters must submit full papers prior to the colloquium for inclusion in the proceedings. Papers should adhere to the provided formatting guidelines.

Presentation Format:

  1. Oral Presentations: Presenters will be allocated specific time slots to deliver their presentations, followed by a brief Q&A session.
  2. Poster Presentations: In addition to oral presentations, the colloquium may include a poster session for selected presenters to showcase their research in a visual format.

Evaluation and Selection Process: The organising committee will review all submitted abstracts and papers based on relevance, originality, methodological rigor, and contribution to the field. The selection process will be conducted in a fair and transparent manner.

Code of Conduct: Participants, presenters, and attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner throughout the colloquium. Any form of harassment, discrimination, or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the event.

Publication Opportunities: Selected papers presented at the colloquium may be considered for publication in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedings, subject to the discretion of the organising committee and in accordance with the publication policies of the respective journals.

Registration and Fees: Participants are required to register for the colloquium in advance. Registration fees, if applicable, will be communicated by the organising committee and may vary depending on participant category (e.g., student, faculty, industry professional).

Conclusion: The Orapuh Tribe Colloquium (TOTC) policy outlined above serves as a framework for organising and conducting the annual event. We celebrate our Founders day by convening scholars and professionals to share insights and advancements in oral and public health. We eagerly anticipate the contributions of participants toward furthering knowledge and innovation in these critical fields.