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HONcode status
 
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
Cytopathnet
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:Cytopathnet
Web address:http://www.cytopathnet.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct727585
Date of initial review: 23 Mar 1998
Validity of certificate24 Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Advisory Board Members
URL: http://cytopathnet.org/tiki-index.php?page=Advisory+Board
Jana C. Sullinger, MD
Founder/Creator and
Former President/CEO
CYTOPATHNET®
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For the collaborative platform:

We presume that users of our site are medical professionals in the field of cytopathology, or related health care field. As a result, a standard of conduct regarding the posting of commentary and response to other users is considered paramount to the use of this website. As a rule, because our users are considered medical professionals, we do not proactively moderate or review posts prior to them being posted. That being said, the forums, comments and blogs are carefully monitored and any inappropriate post or material which does not meet the intent of this site, or is unprofessional, offensi... (24 Aug 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
This electronic information center provides practical, streamlined access to information on the Internet about the field of cytopathology.
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For the collaborative platform:

CYTOPATHNET® internet site devoted entirely to the field of cytopathology. (Developed with the intent of providing an avenue for colleagues to share experiences knowledge on a variety of topics, improve communication, and encourage intellectual and professional growth, ultimately improving the quality of care rendered to our patients).
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Audience:
It is most useful to cytotechnology students and cytotechnologists, cytopathologists, pathologists, and pathology residents. Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, other healthcare professionals and/or organizations, and patients will also find some useful information.
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Purpose of the website
The information contained in this service is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in the service is intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy Statement
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For the collaborative platform:

When posting to forums, blogs or comments, or via our listserv, your posts are visible for others to see. Your posts are designated by your username. Be mindful when setting your personal profile settings, and know what you are allowing others to view about your information, such as real name, location, or private email. You are able to modify and/or erase your post. If for any reason you are unable to erase a post, please contact the Webmaster and request removal of the specific post, webmaster@cytopathnet.org
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The 2001 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Women with Cytological Abnormalities. JAMA (2002;287:2120-2129)(external link). American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
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For the collaborative platform:

For any author, editor, and general site users, when posting material regarding health/medical information that is not based on personal experience, please be sure to provide proper references, ie. links, to support your information.
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On: Wed 27 of July, 2011 21:56 MDT
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For the collaborative platform:
All posts are automatically dated.

Posted on Sun 23 of Jan., 2011 23:52 MST
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

In order to comply with certain guidelines to assure the quality of medical healthcare information on the internet, Authors and Editors will be asked to provide appropriate information to satisfy applicable guideline requirements.
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6. User support and adequation
Email provided
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For the collaborative platform:

Email provided
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
CYTOPATHNET® is personally funded by Dr. Jana Sullinger and by occasional voluntary cash donations from our patrons. Their is no grant support or funding received from governmental agencies or product vendors.
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For the collaborative platform:

Jana C. Sullinger, MD Founder/Creator CYTOPATHNET®
webmaster@cytopathnet.org
UserPageadmin
I STILL need volunteers to assist with CYTOPATHNET on a regular basis. I am looking for Editors, Authors, and anyone interested in membership to our Advisory Board.
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8. Advertising policy
CYTOPATHNET® does not currently accept or host advertising services.
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