Friday, 2nd June 2023
Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics and Intervention Society

The International Society of Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy

Code of conduct



HNODIS has taken all the necessary arrangements to make the content of its website accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities. We continue to install various applications with the aim to ensure that our website is accessible to people with various disabilities, including low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech difficulties, photosensitivity and combinations of these.


Code of Conduct for our members

All HNODIS Fellows and FODI should declare to the any competing or conflicting interest as well as the existence of any personal or financial relationships which may constitute such conflict or give the appearance of this.



If you have any complaint about HNODIS services, Council Members, Fellows and/or FODI, please follow this link



We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in all our dealings, both in terms of confidentiality, and the protection of all personal information received. We extend the same standards to all.


Data Protection Act

HNODIS has taken all the necessary arrangements to comply with the Data Protection Act of 1998 (came into force on 1 March 2000) to ensure the confidentiality of any personal data of its members.



HNODIS has taken all reasonable care to ensure that Council Members, Fellows and FODI pages were accurate. HNODIS takes no responsibility for the consequences of error or for any loss or damage suffered by users of any of the information published on any of these pages.


Duty of care

Our actions and advice will always conform to relevant law, and we believe that all organizations (including ours), should avoid causing any adverse effect on the human rights of people in the organizations we deal with, the local and wider environments, and the well-being of society at large.



We always conduct our own services honestly and honourably, and expect our members to do the same. Our advice, strategic assistance and the methods imparted through our training, take proper account of ethical considerations, together with the protection and enhancement of the moral position of our members.


Equality and discrimination

We always strive to be fair and objective in our advice and actions, and we are never influenced in our decisions, actions or recommendations by issues of gender, race, creed, colour, age or personal disability.


Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act of the 30th Nov 2000 granted a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities. Also, exemptions were set out from that general right. HNODIS complies with the act and will inform the public what information is available from the organization under the act, when requested.


Intellectual property and moral rights

We retain the moral rights in, and ownership of, all intellectual property that we create unless agreed otherwise in advance with our members and sister organizations. In return we respect the moral and intellectual copyright vested in our members’ and sister-organisations' intellectual property.


Professional conduct

We conduct all of our activities professionally and with integrity. We take great care to be completely objective in our judgement and any recommendations that we give, so that issues are never influenced by anything other than the best and proper interests of the public.


Quality assurance

We maintain the quality of what we do through constant ongoing review with our members and sister organizations, of all aims, activities, outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of every activity. We encourage regular review meetings and provide regular progress reports.