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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

 

Why volunteer for the Boot Camp or Annual Conference Committee?

  • You will have the ability to make an impact on dental infection control and safety education
  • Volunteering could be the best professional and personal investment you've made in years.
  • Professionally, you will make valuable contacts and increase your knowledge of infection control and occupational safety and health.
  • Personally, you can expect new friends, fun and personal growth. It's fun and rewarding.
  • Volunteering in OSAP is also one more way to demonstrate your commitment to the infection prevention community.
  • You can add your committee membership as an outstanding professional activity to your CV
  • Your registration to the educational program or conference will be waived

How much time will it take?

  • Boot Camp: 1-2 video conferences per month through January 2017
  • Annual Conference: 1-2 video conferences per month through June 2017

What will I be doing?

  • Click here to review the Boot Camp position description and click here to review the Annual Conference position description. 

I'm ready to apply! 

 

Boot Camp Job Description
Overall Goal

The overall goal of the Boot Camp Program Committee is to ensure that the program delivers a foundation-building educational experience covering all the basics in infection control and patient and provider safety. Upon completion of this extensive training, competency will be measured by the ability to apply:

  1. Knowledge of disease transmission and principles of infection prevention and control in a variety of oral healthcare settings;
  2. Relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices; and
  3. Principles of quality assurance to infection control practices.
Responsibilities

 

Boot Camp Program Committee Members will:

  • Review and evaluate, and provide feedback based on prior year Boot Camp  
  • Suggest modifications to existing Boot Camp program (if necessary) 
  • Assist in identifying trends and developments that would influence the direction of Boot Camp and/or other OSAP activities
  •  Identify and recommend appropriate speakers 
  • Determine the detailed agenda for the 3-day Program
  • Review draft presentations to ensure:
    • content meets requirements of CORE Curriculum and is compliant with ADA CERP
    • Presentations support educational objectives
  • Review and recommend hands-on activities to improve and enhance instruction
  • Advise and assist to improve promotion and recruitment for Boot Camp
Qualifications and Requirements
  1. OSAP member in good standing.
  2. Attendance at 2016 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp
  3. Ability to represent at least one of OSAP's membership constituencies (infection control coordinator, educator, consultant, policy maker, corporate)
  4. Ability to work as a member of a team and commitment to sharing the workload of the Committee to accomplish the tasks assigned.
  5. Ability to participate in committee meetings or related activities via video conference calls.
  6. Completion of Conflict of Interest form.
  7. Planning to attend 2017 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp.
Annual Conference Job Description
Overall Goal

The overall goal of the Annual Conference Program Committee is to develop a successful Conference Program by incorporating relevant and current topics.

The Annual OSAP Annual Conference Program Committee works with the Annual Conference Committee Co-Chairs. 

Members of the Annual Conference Program Committee are responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing OSAP’s annual three-day Conference
  • Determining the agenda, content and speakers
  • Determining which topics and speakers will be plenary, concurrent and colloquy sessions during the Conference
Responsibilities

 

Specific tasks for which the Committee is responsible include:

  • Conducting a needs assessment among members and the prior year’s attendees 
  • Developing a written content statement for the upcoming Conference
  • Creating educational objectives for the Conference
  • Developing the needs statement and matching this with topics for presentations and instruction
  • Reviewing proposals from prospective speakers
  • Determining which proposals meet the goals of the Conference
  • Identifying and recommending appropriate additional speakers as needed
  • Determining the detailed agenda for the 3-day Program
  • Reviewing draft presentations to ensure that the content is appropriate, meets requirements, is compliant with ADA CERP
  • Reviewing educational objectives for each program to ensure they match the content of specific presentations
Qualifications and Requirements
  1. OSAP member in good standing.
  2. Attendance at 2016 Annual Conference
  3. Ability to represent at least one of OSAP's membership constituencies (infection control coordinator, educator, consultant, policy maker, corporate)
  4. Ability to work as a member of a team and commitment to sharing the workload of the Committee to accomplish the tasks assigned.
  5. Ability to participate in committee meetings or related activities via video conference calls.
  6. Completion of Conflict of Interest form.
  7. Planning to attend 2017 OSAP Annual Conference.



























































  









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