FAQ

- When are the NEBEOP meetings?

The Annual Meeting will take place in connection to the Annual Meeting of the European Orthodontic Society, mostly the day before the start of the EOS scientific program.

- Are NEBEOP and Teachers' Forum meetings open to everybody?

Only full and provisional members of NEBEOP can attend the NEBEOP meetings after registering in advance. However, the meetings of the Teachers' Forum are open to everybody who has registered for the EOS congress. Look at the congress website of the EOS for further details of the latter meeting. You have to register in advance and there is a small registration fee.

- Who belong to the NEBEOP?

The Network comprises a group of postgraduate programmes in orthodontics in Europe that comply with the most recent guidelines of the Erasmus Programme for postgraduate education in orthodontics in Europe. Each programme is represented by an individual from a university or an academic institute and who is a member in good standing of the European Orthodontic Society (EOS). Most recent guidelines of the Erasmus Programme for postgraduate education in orthodontics in Europe are found in the European Journal of Orthodontics 2014;36:340-349. For more information about the requirements see the web of NEBEOP Bylaws under the tab NEBEOP process (www.NEBEOP.org).

- How to apply for provisional membership of NEBEOP?

An applicant for provisional membership must have previously completed a self- assessment form proving that the program fulfills broadly the requirements for membership. Two full members should serve as sponsors (guarantor) to the application. The request must be submitted to the NEBEOP Board Membership Committee at least three months prior to the annual meeting. Applicants must be eligible for membership in accordance with the requirements mentioned in the Bylaws. Applicants must be eligible for membership in accordance with the requirements set forth in the NEBEOP Bylaws, Chapter II, Section 2, see under the tab NEBEOP process. An applicant for provisional membership must complete the application form proving that the program fulfills broadly the requirements for membership. Two full members should serve as sponsors (guarantor) to the application. The application form must be submitted to the Secretary of NEBEOP (see tab Contact) before April 1st prior to the NEBEOP Annual Meeting.

- What is the self-assessment form to become provisional member?

Is a form developed to help a department and its program director to present information about its Erasmus based postgraduate program in orthodontics in preparation for a site visit by an Evaluation Committee of the Network. The primary focus of the self-assessment process should be to assess the effectiveness of the program in meeting (1) the program’s stated goals and objectives and (2) the Network’s Standards for Erasmus based Postgraduate Programs in Orthodontics. See the self-assessment guide at the website of NEBEOP (Appendix 2).

- How can I get the self-assessment form?

The self-assessment form (Self-Assessment Guide for Evaluation of a Postgraduate Program in Orthodontics) can be found at the website of the NEBEOP (Appendix 2).

- How to apply for full membership of NEBEOP?

Provisional members, who have hold a membership for at least two years and no more than five years should apply for full membership. The application has to be made in writing to the Membership Committee. The applicant has to fill in an extensive self-assessment of the program (NEBEOP Bylaws Appendix 2 Self-Assessment Guide, see the web of NEBEOP see previous points of these FAQ-). A site visit will be set up in agreement with the applicant. During the site visit, the program will be evaluated by two external assessors, assigned by the Membership Committee and approved by the Council. The assessors will meet the program director, members of the staff and the graduate students, and inspect the infrastructure and function of the program. A final report with the two assessors’ comments will be submitted to the Membership Committee. Provisional members, who have held membership for at least two years and no more than five years, should apply for full membership. The application for full membership must be made in writing to the Board. The application comprises an application letter and an extensive self-assessment of the programme (Appendix 2a-b) and must be submitted before April 1st prior to the next NEBEOP Annual Meeting. For further details, see the tab ‘’NEBEOP process’’.