When organizing a continuing education (CE) programme, there are certain guidelines that should be followed by:
- FDI Regional CE programmes;
- World Dental Congress Scientific Programme; and
- Invited speakers.
These guidelines cover the topic, content, speaker, audio-visual, sponsorship, and additional requirements for CE programmes.
- Relevant to clinical practice;
- Basic scientific research with potential relevance to clinical applications;
- Suitable for general practitioners.
- Up-to-date presentation materials with best-available scientific evidence;
- Contemporary clinical case presentations where appropriate;
- Organized and structured presentation;
- Learning objectives need to be achieved with clear take-home messages;
- Proper disclosure with informed consent when necessary.
- Experienced in giving presentations, preferably globally;
- Excellent English skills (except for local programmes);
- Articulate, with excellent communication skills;
- Knowledgeable on the topic of presentation;
- Has published on topic of presentation (preferred);
- Able to engage the audience;
- Adheres to time limits;
- Allows time for questions and answers;
- For newly nominated speakers not known to the organizer, consider a 3-minutes sample video of a his/her presentation.
- Interesting to the audience;
- Illustrates the point being made;
- High-quality AV materials.
- Discloses of any commercial sponsorship;
- As much as possible, avoids mentioning of any commercial products directly;
- Makes no attempt to advertise or sell any specific products.
6. Additional requirements for programmes other than lectures
- Workshop for small group
- Well-organized with necessary equipment, instruments and materials available;
- Well-prepared handouts.
- Seminar style programmes: Panel and Forum session, Year-in-review, Meet the expert, etc.
- Appropriate room arrangement;
- Ample time allowed for questions and discussion;
- Interactive format if possible.
- Live demonstration
- Good audio-visual set up for close up view.