On 13 June, the BHA is holding a conference on the subject of the media and health. On the agenda at this event are discussions bringing together health professionals and those working in the field of media. Dr Philippe Violon will speak about the challenges facing the health communication.
MediPedia now has a presence on YouTube
A channel playing host to ViVio’s online medical encyclopaedia has recently opened on YouTube. This channel brings together all the videos posted on the www.medipedia.be website illustrating the 66 medical conditions on which the site provides information. At present there are here around twenty videos available for viewing.
ViVio launches its Visual Patient’s Guides on iPad
ViVio is launching a new collection of guides. These Visual Patient’s e-Guides are available as apps for tablets and mini websites and include animations, filmed personal accounts and quizzes. The result is an interactive resource that communicates with and educates patients in an original way. Find out more now by contacting Cornélie Terlez at 0471/807 274.
AMD now on www.medipedia.be
On 1 March, a 66th medical condition was added to www.medipedia.be, Belgium’s online encyclopaedia of diseases published by ViVio. This minisite devoted to AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) provides clear medical information accessible to the general public on this common cause of blindness. It also includes a quiz and personal accounts, bringing a fresh and lively approach to educating people about the disease.
Grand MediPedia competition
Agrand photo competition is being held on the Dutch-language Facebook page of our website www.medipedia.be. It will run until 1st April. The idea behind this photo competition, called ‘Zzz…Zalig’(Zzz … what bliss!) is simple: just put up a photo of your favourite spot for relaxing! This will make MediPedia a lot more visible on social networks.
ViVio to supply practical content for Actel
ViVio has landed another new contract to supply content! Our team of writers and editors will now produce the articles for www.monquotidienmalin.be, an Actel website offering web users useful tips and practical advice on everyday living.
Maryse Dhaene joins ViVio
In early January this year, Maryse Dhaene joined ViVio’s sales team as their new Business Development Manager. Formerly with Ogilvy, Newton 21, Y&R and Théâtre le Public, her extensive experience in communication and publishing will be an invaluable asset to ViVio.
Quality content for Priorité Santé Mutualiste website
Since October 2012, ViVio has been responsible for supplying content for the Priorité Santé Mutualiste website run by the non-profit making health insurance federation Mutualité Française. Representing 600 health insurers, the website reaches 38 million French people looking for quality 'health' information.
ViVio joins forces with Belgium's Cancer Foundation
The result of close collaboration between ViVio and the Belgian Cancer Foundation, “Youth and Cancer” is a new section now available online at www.cancer.be. This guide, a rich resource of around a hundred fact files, is also available in paper format. An added plus is the “Report Book”: a diary/logbook, specially designed for patients, that comes with the guide.
Lapperre Magazine – 100% ViVio
Lapperre, the hearing systems company, has commissioned ViVio to produce its customer magazine for Belgium and Luxembourg. With a print run of 85,000 copies, the magazine is sent to the company's customers and prospects, to ENT specialists and GPs. What's on the menu? Medical information, personal accounts, fresh viewpoints and close-ups on Lapperre products.
12th Practitioner’s Guide
A 12th title has now been added to the Belgian Practitioner’s Guides: a reference collection designed with health professionals in mind. This new ViVio publication provides a practical and informative response to the key questions regarding viral respiratory tract infections in children.
New tool for specialist doctors
ViVio has been commissioned by the AstraZeneca company to produce six brochures designed for doctors. The latest publication, with illustrations and text by specialists, focuses on a specific case of bronchial cancer, from patient screening to the evolution of treatment.
Record audience for www.medipedia.be
October 2012 was a record month for the health encyclopaedia created and put online by ViVio. With 117,293 unique visitors and 447,293 pages viewed during the month of October alone, www.medipedia.be is increasingly gaining in popularity and credibility. A very encouraging sign for the future of this unique Belgian website.
MediPedia Depression Survey
A major Survey is being run on MediPedia to 14 December 2012. Participants have the opportunity to give their opinion on the encyclopaedia’s online article on depression and to win a day at the Grimbergen Thermal Spa. This initiative is designed to gain a better understanding of web user expectations.
New Patient’s Guide
ViVio is publishing a new Patient’s Guide on the subject of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. This reference guide, produced with the support of Roche, offers patients and their friends and relatives answers to the questions they may have about this form of blood cancer.
MediPedia Facebook Competition
With its ever-increasing presence on social networks, the MediPedia site is now launching its first major competition on Facebook. The aim is to raise the profile of Belgium’s leading medical encyclopaedia even higher!
The Visual Patient's Guides now tackle lysosomal disorders
With their anatomical drawings and situational cartoons, the Visual Patient's Guides are an effective aid in helping patients understand their condition. Four new guides on lysosomal disorders have now been added to the ViVio collection.
New Belgian Patient's Guide to bipolar disorders
33rd in the series, the new Belgian Patient's Guide published by ViVio is devoted to bipolar disorders. This reference work has been produced with the support of Lundbeck.
MediPedia - Ciné Télé Revue’s new health partner
MediPedia and Ciné Télé Revue are joining forces … with your health in mind. Every week, MediPedia will now be delivering the health segment for this famous weekly magazine. A fresh acknowledgement of the content quality of Belgium's leading web-based medical encyclopaedia.
Guide, articles and videos for Corona Direct
ViVio has been commissioned to produce articles and videos for the new website of insurer Corona Direct: www.coronadirect.be. Also on the agenda is a redesigned guide to help those suffering bereavement: “What to do when someone dies”.
EpiCURA – two new magazines from ViVio
ViVio has been commissioned to design and produce magazines for the hospital group EpiCURA, formed by the merger of the RHMS and CHHF hospitals. The first six-monthly issue, designed for patients, came off the presses in June this year. The quarterly magazine for referring physicians will be available from September.
ViVio publishes three new Doctor's Guides!
The Doctor's Guides are reference works on major chronic health conditions, written by specialists with doctors in mind. Three new guides have now been added to the collection: dealing with Osteoporosis, Refractory Epilepsy and Psoriasis, they join the list of conditions already addressed.
Ocare Magazine – special “young graduates” edition
Aimed at young graduate nurses of the future, this special edition of Ocare magazine is full of tips and advice on getting your career off to a flying start. Distributed free of charge in nursing colleges, the magazine is also available in electronic format at www.ocare.be.
ViVio has produced a series of 20 quizzes for the French subsidiary of IDS, giving users the chance to test their knowledge of health via their smartphone. This mine of information, which focuses on prevention and education, is available exclusively via smartphone at http://m.quiz-sante.fr
ViVio’s Patient’s Guides… now in Korean!
The Patient’s Guide series published by ViVio – a reference collection providing information on leading chronic illnesses – is enjoying great international success. Five of the Guides have recently been adapted for South Korea.
Scientific Brochure for the Institut Jules Bordet
ViVio recently produced a Scientific Brochure in English on behalf of the Institut Jules Bordet. This 100-page publication details the therapeutic and research work carried out at the Institut and is designed to reflect the Institut’s image as a centre of excellence, both in Belgium and abroad.
Giphar magazine gets an online presence!
Giphar, France’s leading independent pharmacist group, has signed up ViVio to produce the editorial content for its new website. Readers of Giphar magazine will now be able to discover up-to-date medical news and health advice every week in articles produced by our health journalists and published on the group’s website at: www.pharmaciengiphar.com.
ViVio gives Dermactive website content a makeover
With well-being advice, unusual info, beauty tips, etc … ViVio is now in charge of the editorial content of the new website for Dermactive – the range of skincare and beauty products exclusive to France’s Giphar pharmacy group.
A new magazine for Elixis
g2 (G Square magazine) – that’s the name of the new magazine designed and produced from start to finish by ViVio’s sister company Elixis. This quarterly publication is aimed at renewing the link between Alumni and the various elements of the Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles (ULB), with a particular focus on strengthening its influence beyond its doors.
The medical encyclopaedia www.medipedia.be has been brought bang up to date with web 2.0. At the click of the mouse you can now access a new blog devoted to quirky medical info, health quizzes on the site’s Facebook pageand – last but not least – a brand new e-newsletter to keep you in the loop about all current health news. For more information on awareness-raising activities and publicity campaigns on MediPedia, your single point of contact is: Yanto Bervoets.
Collaboration with the Fondation contre le Cancer
The Fondation contre le Cancer has commissioned ViVio to produce a “patient logbook” for young cancer sufferers. This project will also extend to the internet as ViVio has been asked to produce the content for the "young people" pages of their website (www.cancer.be). Publication and online launch are planned for 2012.
Over 40 conditions now available on MediPedia
The medical encyclopaedia www.medipedia.be now includes seven new medical conditions: cystitis, bowel cancer, osteoporosis, haemophilia, lymphoma, bone cancer and myelodysplasia. For more information on awareness-raising activities and publicity campaigns on MediPedia, your single point of contact is: Yanto Bervoets.
ViVio develops its international presence
The global progress of ViVio’s Patient’s Guides continues, with five guides now to be adapted for South Korea. An exclusive agreement has also been entered into with IDS in Eastern Europe to distribute ViVio’s collections in Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
Inject new life into your online campaigns!
Looking for an innovative solution to getting your message across? ViVio produces online surveys and quizzes customised to meet your needs. Their interactive multimedia content is aimed at attracting and building a loyal following among internet users, while also gathering opt-in leads and profiles. For further information, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ViVio magazines now carry the FSC label
ViVio is going green! All ViVio magazines are now printed on paper approved by the FSC – the international organisation promoting responsible and sustainable management of the world’s forests.
ViVio in the media spotlight
ViVio is making news! You can now read all the articles and interviews devoted to our magazines, websites and guides in our new press section. Audio extracts, press cuttings and videos – discover the latest on ViVio through the critical eye of the media.
Giphar magazine now in a "mobile" version
Following on from Ocare, ViVio’s second e-magazine Giphar is now hitting the Web. This electronic version offers some added extras such as the chance to search the archives, to interact via an online form and to read the magazine on tablet devices (iPad and Android).
ViVio expands into the French market
Giphar, France’s leading independent branded pharmacy group, has commissioned ViVio to produce its new quarterly magazine. Available from 1 June in more than 1300 pharmacies, it is also accompanied by an electronic version. With a circulation of around half a million copies, Giphar Magazine moves straight into the ranks of France’s leading health magazines.
MediPedia updates its look!
A clearer and more modern design, new menus to make navigation even easier, a selection of the most frequently accessed articles … Discover the new version of MediPedia, Belgian’s first internet-based medical encyclopaedia! To find out more about awareness and publicity campaign opportunities on MediPedia, your single point of contact is: Yanto Bervoets.
ViVio takes charge of Pharma Informa magazine
Health custom publishing leader ViVio has redesigned and is now producing the Pharma Informa magazine from start to finish for Pfizer laboratories. The main objective of this new quarterly publication distributed in pharmacies is to strengthen the role of the pharmacist as an advisor and expert in health matters.
New hospital magazine
The RHMS (Social Medicine Hospital Network) has commissioned ViVio to produce its new quarterly magazine. Aimed at staff and GPs in the Hainaut region, this reference aid explores the distinctive features of the three RHMS hospitals and keeps readers up to date with their news… Another publication confirming the leading role played by ViVio in the field of hospital magazines.
The new E-santé!
Clearer, more complete and more dynamic, the new format of Belgian’s leading health website is waiting to welcome you. You will find forums, personal accounts, videos and blogs, as well as the many articles already enjoyed by our loyal readers. For further information on the public awareness and advertising campaign opportunities E-santé has to offer, please contact Yanto Bervoets.
Bouger & Santé: Rheumatoid polyarthritis
Produced with the support of patients’ associations, this health file is filled with advice for people suffering from rheumatoid polyarthritis. After a first theoretical section comes practical information, including around twenty exercises specially designed for people with this condition, detailing the length of time the exercises should take and their level of difficulty.
New medical conditions on MediPedia
www.medipedia.be,the medical encyclopaedia launched by ViVio, is being constantly enriched with new articles, videos and illustrations on a growing range of medical conditions. The menopause, lice, tropical diseases, lysosomal diseases, gastroenteritis and insomnia have now been added to the twenty or so conditions already featured on MediPedia.
New – the Ocare Carnet Avantages
Offering samples, targeted information, discount coupons and free gifts – the Carnet Avantages is now being distributed along with Ocare magazine. This new marketing tool developed by ViVio for the Paul Hartmann company will help you communicate effectively with more than 9,400 district nurses!
New Belgian Practitioner’s Guide to ADHD
What are the diagnostic criteria for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? What can we expect of medication? Following on from its first guide to ADHD in adults, ViVio is publishing a new Practitioner’s Guide to ADHD in children and adolescents. This quality publication has been produced with the support of Novartis.
Five new medical conditions now featured on MediPedia
Breast cancer, AIDS, hypertension, diabetes and neuro-endocrine tumours have joined the list of 20 conditions already featured on www.medipedia.be. Launched by ViVio, MediPedia, Belgium’s first web-based medical encyclopaedia, is taking off in a big way!
Springer champions the ViVio guides
A few weeks ago, ViVio signed a licence agreement with Springer, the world’s 2nd leading scientific publishing group. As a keen supporter of the ViVio Guides collections, Springer has become our representative for this area of activity in the Netherlands where it will begin by publishing four guides in early 2011.
Ocare magazine now available online
Ocare, the N.V. Paul Hartmann S.A. magazine for district nurses developed by ViVio is now available online. By visiting the www.ocare.be website you can subscribe to the e-magazine or the printed version, view the most recent issue of the magazine and access its archives.
MediPedia on La Première radio!
On 4 November, La Première (RTBF’s radio station) dedicated part of its Sacré Cocktail programme to medipedia.be, Belgium’s first online medical encyclopaedia, launched by ViVio. Philippe Violon, MediPedia’s editor-in-chief, was interviewed by Yasmine Boudaka… giving a high profile to this ambitious project! Listen to the interview.
A “2-in-1” Visual Guide to Juvenile Arthritis
This new Visual Patient’s Guide is designed to help young sufferers and their parents explain juvenile arthritis to those around them. Published by ViVio in collaboration with the Polyarthrite Antenne Solis association, this pocket guide includes a health diary for better day-to-day monitoring of the condition.
The Visual Atlas Collection just got bigger!
Asthma is one of the most common respiratory conditions: it affects between 5% and 8% of people in Belgium. ViVio, in collaboration with Chiesi, is producing a new Visual Atlas devoted to asthma. This innovative and educational publication will help doctors to explain to their patients, through the use of images, the disease, its symptoms, causes and treatments.
New collection – the Belgian Pharmacist’s Guides
In the special role that pharmacists play as the interface with patients they are increasingly called upon to answer questions about many things other than the medication they supply. ViVio is meeting this growing need for information with its new collection: the Belgian Pharmacist’s Guides.
Crohn’s disease website now online at maladie-de-crohn.be!
Pierre Fabre Santé Magazine – We add another magazine to our list!
The Pierre Fabre company has commissioned ViVio to redesign and produce its health publication: Pierre Fabre Santé Magazine. With a print run of 30,000, the magazine is aimed at promoting health through nature and is available from pharmacies every four months.
Your health content now on video too!
Following on from its magazines, guides, cartoon strips and web material, ViVio is extending its creative palette to the production of health content on video. ViVio Prod can now fulfil all your needs for image-based content. Whether aimed at the general public or at healthcare professionals, ViVio Prod’s health content videos will soon be on all our screens!
New series of Nutrition Guides launched
ViVio is launching a new series of thematic Guides! Following the success of its Patient and Practitioner Guides, the first Guide to Nutrition has now been published. Educational and user-friendly, this instalment-based series aims to help the general public to adopt healthy eating habits. The first part, produced in collaboration with Danone, deals with probiotics.
Web content: more internet media for ViVio
ViVio continues to develop its web activity, its sights set firmly on supplying health-related content aimed at the general public. Following Kilowatch.be comes the turn of le-psoriasis.be, offering patients up-to-date information and advice about this condition.
ViVio is on the move and getting bigger
On 2 July ViVio will leave its current HQ and move to its new headquarters at 70 rue Rodenbach à Forest (1190 Brussels). Our new, more spacious offices are better suited to our publishing activities and just a stone’s throw away from our present ones. The whole team will be delighted to welcome you to our new premises!
“Living Life Better” – guides for a better quality of life
The “Living Life Better” series of richly illustrated, practical guides provide key solutions to adapting one’s environment to cope with illness. Drawn up in collaboration with patients’ associations, they offer tried and tested solutions to everyday problems. The first in the series, devoted to inflammatory arthritis, is now followed by a second guide on Parkinson’s Disease.
e-sante.be and e-gezondheid.be overhaul
With better design and enhanced navigation comfort, e-sante.be and e-gezondheid.be are now better than ever. For readers, it is mostly about appearance and ergonomics. For advertisers, the big news is the possibility to set up exclusive partnerships on specific topics.
Produced in collaboration with the Association Polyarthrite, the first volume in the series is devoted to inflammatory arthritis. Looking at issues such as how to cook, dress and work in spite of the pain and limitations that accompany arthritis, this guide provides realistic answers in words and images.
Pharmagazine – your guide to summer health
Choosing the right insurance, protecting yourself against tropical diseases, the pros and cons of spending time in the sun, taking up jogging again … To help make your summer go with a healthy swing, Pharmagazine is publishing a mini-guide packed with useful advice. A special edition to keep close at hand all summer long!
Launch of new ViVio magazine on inflammatory rheumatic diseases
The first issue of the CLAIR-ReumaNet magazine devoted to rheumatic inflammatory diseases has just been published. With this new quarterly, developed in collaboration with CLAIR and ReumaNet, ViVio is for the first time putting its expertise and known-how at the service of patients’ associations.
Patient Guides enter a new marketplace
S.P.A. (Drug Farma Group) in Spain and Reza a História in Portugal have become exclusive distributors of the ViVio collection of The Patient's Guides in the Iberian market. Following on from the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France and Scandinavia, ViVio is now extending its international development into southern Europe!
Record figures for e-sante.be and e-gezondheid.be
With over 829,000 unique visitors in March, an advance of 30.7% compared with the same period last year, the e-sante.be and e-gezondheid.be sites – already market leaders in Belgium – are enjoying ever-increasing success.
Epilepsy: a new visual guide
Epilepsy affects over 60,000 people in Belgium. ViVio, in collaboration with UCB, has recently published a new visual guide on this topic. An interactive tool for doctor and patient, this lavishly illustrated guide explains this complex condition, its effects and treatment in a simple, structured way.
“Disease” info for Vanbreda
Vanbreda International, an insurance company specialised in international employee benefits, has asked ViVio to provide information to its members on various chronic disease by means of a new “diseases” section on its website. The aim will be to provide the basic essentials, from risk factors to treatment, including screening.
Two New Patient’s Guides
Two new titles have just been added to ViVio’s key collection, the Patient’s Guides: “Understanding and treating prostate disorders” and “Understanding and treating urinary incontinence”. Twenty thousand copies of each guide have been published. Currently consisting of twenty-four titles, the collection proved very popular among medical publishers from five continents at the last Frankfurt Book Fair.
ViVio at the Frankfurt Book Fair
For the first time ViVio presented its key collection, “The Patient’s Guides”, at the biggest book fair in Europe, the Frankfurt Book Fair, from 10 to 14 October. Our collection is already being distributed in several European countries.