Use of the NOVA Blog and Forums

NOVA operates a public blog and message forums for purpose of  the exchange of information. The blog and forums can be viewed by all. The blog and forums are not intended to be used as a replacement for professional medical information and advice.  NOVA encourages all users to seek the medical advice from a physician experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies. 

The NOVA Message Blog and NOVA Message Forums are administered by the NOVA Board of Directors and are moderated by Karla Hall, Executive Director of NOVA.  All users must register with a valid user name and email address.  User Names do not have to be real names.  Users may elect to keep email and identity private from other users.  Comments on the Blog will be approved by the moderator and then allowed to be posted.  The moderator views daily.  Questions posted on the blog or the forums of a medical nature will be forwarded to the NOVA Medical Director or NOVA Medical Advisors.  Replies will include the name and credentials of responder.  Any medical professional that is a blog or forum user must clearly identify themselves and provide credentials.  All blog and forum users must behave with respect and honesty.  No profanity or obscenity is allowed.  Biological terminology in a medical context will not be considered profane or obscene. NO solicitation is allowed.  Violators will be warned via email one time only.  Further abuse will result in a banning form use.  All banning will be initiated by the Moderator and approved by the NOVA Board of Directors.  Blog comments of a solicitous nature will be denied permission to post.


NOVA can not maintain confidentiality to postings on the blog or fourms.

We encourage users to refrain from submitting “identifiable information” when posting.  Protect the identity of the patient in all cases.  For confidential correspondence with NOVA please email us directly.


Revised 9/23/2010

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