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Newsletter Mdeon December 2022: click here

May 2nd, 2023|


Earlier this week, beMedTech announced through a press release that the sector it represents in Belgium says "no" to the sponsoring of individual healthcare professionals for their participation in conferences. In this way, beMedTech wants to ensure that the choice of a medical device is based on objective criteria. This is an ethical principle. As the [...]

November 26th, 2021|

New: Urgency procedure for submitting a visa application

We are pleased to present you our new urgency procedure. It may have already happened to you that -for any reason- you were unable to submit a visa application (V1 or V2) in time. This can be very unpleasant. To respond to that, Mdeon adopted an urgency procedure. This new procedure means that you can [...]

October 16th, 2020|

New tools for organizers of a scientific manifestation: Checklist V2 + Information sessions

Mdeon offers two new tools for organizers of scientific manifestations: 1. Checklist Visa Application V2: this checklist helps you complete a V2 visa application. It provides section by section of the visa application V2 “tips & tricks” to ensure that you do not forget anything. In addition, the corresponding FAQ number is always mentioned, so that [...]

September 15th, 2020|

Checklist for the completition of a visa application v1

Mdeon has drawn up a checklist that can help you complete a V1 visa application. This checklist provides section by section of the visa application V1 “tips & tricks” to ensure that you do not forget anything. In addition, the corresponding FAQ number is always mentioned, so that in case of doubt you know where [...]

July 4th, 2019|

New Managing Director Mdeon

Dear partners, As President of Mdeon, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mieke GOOSSENS as Managing Director of Mdeon as from May 1, 2019. The journey of Madame Goossens is as rich as it is varied. A lawyer by training, she worked for 10 years at the Bar in Brussels and Leuven for [...]

April 25th, 2019|

Mdeon recruits a new director

Ms. Brillon, who has led the non-profit association Mdeon since its creation, has decided to give a new twist to her career. The Mdeon member associations are soliciting their network to disseminate this job offer in the hope of quickly finding the right candidate. The director of Mdeon should have a master's degree and, ideally, [...]

February 14th, 2019|

Updated Code of Ethics

We are pleased to present the 2018 version of our Code of Ethics. The Code mainly had to be adapted to align with the Sunshine Act ( We also took the opportunity to update the Code and the Practical Guidelines, for example according to the new FAQs of 2017. Here are the two major changes [...]

September 1st, 2018|

Direct sponsorship is (and remains) perfectly possible under Belgian legislation

Mdeon receives a lot of questions about the possibility of direct sponsorship of healthcare professionals for their participation in scientific events. It seems that many companies mistakenly hear that direct sponsorship would no longer be legally allowed as from 2018. Nothing is less true. It is correct that some companies (more specifically the members of [...]

January 15th, 2018|

New training: “Mdeon for beginners”

! NEW ! Mdeon for beginners is a technico-practical training for the persons responsible for applying for visas. The training consists of browsing a visa application form from A to Z and explain how to complete it to obtain a visa without difficulty. In both cases the training is free and requires about 1h30 of time. The training takes [...]

September 19th, 2017|