Registration open for SIG Occupation meeting in Hakadal, 13-14 october 2017!

You can now register for the meeting in Hakadal. Please visit the conference page on our website. There you will find more detailed information on the meeting and you can register for the meeting. Click the register button or click HERE to go directly to the registration form.

Overview meeting information

Meeting topic:The OT challenges in daily practice with PwMS

Meeting Venue: MS-Senteret Hakadal - Blomsterbakken 33, 1487 Hakadal, Norway - 0047/67062900

Hotel/Accommodation:Thon Hotel Lillestrøm - Storgaten 25, 2001 Lillestrøm, Norway -0047/66936330

The rooms will be booked by the Organization, in agreement with the hotel. When registering, please mention whether you choose 1 or more nights and what type of room you prefer.

  • Welcome drink Thursday, October 12th, at 7 pm
  • Dinner Friday, October 13th at 7 pm

Registration deadline: 5th of september 2017
Preliminary programme would be available as of september 11th 2017.

SIG Patient Autonomy Meeting - 16 - 17 November 2017

Topic: The expert MS patient: Moving along the illness trajectory

Location: Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico "C Besta" via Celoria 11, 20133 Milan - Italy


Thursday, November 16

Cookies we have in the oven, and some from the ovens nearby  (ongoing projects)

11:00 – 11:30  Welcome, outline of the meeting, and of the day                                             C  Heesen, A Solari                

11:30 – 12:10  ManTra - a resource to help patients manage SPMS transition                      AM Giovannetti

12:10 – 12:50  Patient information booklets on immunotherapy – German wide project        TBD

12:50 – 13:50  Lunch                

13:50 – 14:30  UMIMS - German project on MRI                                                                   C Heesen

14:30 – 14:50  Italian project on MRI                                                                                      TBD

14:50 – 15:30  Engaging MS patients and carers in guideline production                              A Giordano, S Kӧpke

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee               

16:00 – 16:20  Ready for MS                                                                                                   AM Giovannetti

16:20 – 17:00 General discussion and  wrap-up of the day                                                    C  Heesen, A Solari                               


Friday, November 17

Cookies ready to put in the oven, and some interesting recipes (projects not yet financed, and new proposals)

9:00 –   9:15  Outline of the day                                                                                             C  Heesen, A Solari

9.15 –   9:45  weMoMS - update & planning                                                                          C  Heesen, A Giordano

9:45 – 10:45  Financing opportunities for 2018-2020: an overview                                        C Finocchiaro

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee

11:00 – 13:00  Presentation* of 4 projects/proposals (20’ each, plus 10’ discussion)                                

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch                

14:00 – 15:00  Feedback from the Grant Office                                                                     C Finocchiaro                                        

15:00 – 15:30  Meeting wrap-up, farewell                                                                              C  Heesen, A Solari


* Those interested in presenting their projects should send a one-page summary of the project to  by September 30th, 2017.

Info available on SIG Mobility meeting Overpelt (BE) 2017

"Technology- supported assessment and rehabilitation in persons with multiple sclerosis"


Start date: 17th Nov. 2017
End date: 18th Nov. 2017
Welcome drink: 16th Nov. 2017

For RIMS members: free registration, free ‘welcome drink’ on Thursday, free 1 night hotel (friday-Saturday), free lunch Friday-Saturday, and co-funded conference dinner on Friday.
For non-RIMS members: 100,00€ for registration, and personal coverage of other costs.

You can find more information, a flyer and an abstract form in our "Conference" section of the website or click HERE to go directly to the info page. You can also download the flyer and abstract form (.docx or .pdf) below.

Special Interest Groups

Join a Special Interest Group (SIG)

RIMS has established a number of Special Interest Groups (SIG).
Do you have a special interest in one of the following topics?

  • Bladder, Bowel & Sexuality
  • Communication and Swallowing
  • Mobility
  • Occupation
  • Patient Autonomy
  • Psychology and Neuropsychology

Have a look at our website for more information how to join one of our SIG’s.

Upcoming SIG’s

  • SIG’s will meet at the RIMS Annual Conference in Barcelona on Thursday 4 May 2017
  • The SIG Mobility in-between meeting is scheduled on 17-18 November 2017 in Overpelt (Belgium)

Change in SIG Leadership

The new chair of the SIG on Communication and Swallowing is Leonie Ruhaak from the Netherlands.
Lots of success, Leonie!

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On the picture: Members of the Executive Board and SIG Leadership.

Our Annual Conference: Shaping the Future of MS Rehabilitation

Upcoming deadline for Early Bird registration fee!

RIMS is delighted to invite you for its 22nd Annual Conference in Barcelona.

The conference takes place May 4-6, 2017, and will be organised in partnership with the MS Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat).

Early Bird deadline = 17 February 2017 (RIMS members have an extra discount).

Do not miss the opportunity and register online now!

RIMS annual conference 2017 in Barcelona

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