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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|

Updated FAQs

Mdeon took advantage of the redesign of its website to also update its FAQ's. The latter have been supplemented and amended according to the case law of the Visa Office and developments on the ground. Some FAQs have been refined, others have been added. We therefore invite you to take a closer look at these [...]

March 13th, 2017|

Mdeon website gets a new look!

We are pleased to invite you to discover our new website! In addition to a logo with refreshed colors, you will have easier access to all the texts available on the site. In particular, we draw your attention to the Code of Ethics, which has been relooked to include the Practice Guidelines and our Guidelines. [...]

March 11th, 2017|

MedTech Sector opts for indirect sponsorship

MedTech Europe, the European association of medical device companies, recently decided not to allow direct sponsorship of healthcare professionals anymore to participate in a scientific event organized by healthcare professionals. From 01.01.2018, the member companies of this association that decide to sponsor congresses, will do so indirectly, through a hospital or a scientific association. The hospital [...]

February 3rd, 2017|

Indirect sponsorship: joint introduction of a visa application

More and more pharmaceutical or medical devices companies are sponsoring the participation of healthcare professionals in scientific events not directly, but through healthcare organisations (hospitals, scientific associations). This is commonly referred to as "indirect sponsorship" of scientific events (or sometimes "educational grant"). This new form of sponsorship is a choice made by the companies concerned and is by no means [...]

January 18th, 2017|

Justificative flight and registration

Since a few months, it is necessary to attach to your V1 visa applications some justificatives, as printscreen. We noticed that in some specific situations companies have difficulties to obtain this printscreen, reason why we communicate you hereunder some alternatives: 1) Justificatif concerning the cost and the class of the flight ticket: companies working with a [...]

May 18th, 2016|