×

Warning

The form #10 does not exist or it is not published.

Mission & vision statement

Welcome to RIMS, the European network for best practice and research in MS Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is defined as a highly individualised education and adaptation process to gain maximum activity and participation.

We represent and bring together health care professionals, researchers and patient organisations from different settings with the aim to enhance activity, participation and autonomy of people with MS by developing and advocating evidence-based rehabilitation. Our long-term vision is that all people with MS throughout Europe have access to evidence-based rehabilitation when they need it.

The aims of RIMS are to

  • Raise the profile of rehabilitation in MS with the best researchers and practitioners.
  • Improve the understanding of rehabilitation and it’s relevance at every stage of MS.
  • Manage the generation of new evidence on rehabilitation in MS by facilitating interaction between researchers and practitioners.
  • Stimulate the implementation of new and existing evidence-based rehabilitation.
  • Educate and train practitioners to integrate evidence into clinical practice.

We invite you navigate through our website and read our brochure with presentation of RIMS executive board, special interest groups and RIMS programs (conferences, grant & fellowship, projects), as well as our annual report.

RIMS collaborates worldwide with umbrella organisations (such as EMSP, ECTRIMS, MSIF, CMSC), partners organisations (such as the IMSCOG, Serono Symposia,..) and scientific journals (MSJ, IJMSC).

Student membership - upload ok

 

Thank you for your interest into our organisation! After verification of the document you will receive an email containing the link to the student membership registration form. Check your email regurarly and register as soon as possible.
Looking forward having you on board. 

Continue to the homepage

Student membership - student ID upload page

We noticed you are showing interest in our "Student membership" account. Before you can sign up we would like you to provide us with an electronic version of your student ID. You can do this by completing the form below and adding the ID as an attachement. Once we have received and verified the ID you will receive an email containing the link to the student membership registration form.

First name(*)
Invalid Input

Last name(*)
Invalid Input

Email address(*)
Invalid Input

Add attachement(*)
Invalid Input

SIG meeting Valens 2016 - Abstract Submission

Jenny Freeman - Board Member

jenny freeman

Jenny Freeman is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at Plymouth University in Devon, United Kingdom. She qualified as a physiotherapist in Perth Western Australia in 1983. From 1987 she worked specifically in adult neurology, working clinically at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London from 1988 – 1998, and then in a research post at the Institute of Neurology until 2010. She completed her PhD in 1997 which included the first randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary rehabilitation in people with MS (Supervisors Professor Alan Thompson and Professor Dawn Langdon, Institute of Neurology, University College London). Her research since that time has predominately involved clinical trials investigating the process and outcomes of uni and multi-disciplinary rehabilitation interventions, with a particular focus on people with MS. Alongside this she has collaborated with laboratory based studies investigating the mechanisms underpinning disability (in co-operation with Professor Jon Marsden). Jenny has led innovations to engage and support clinical practitioners in implementing clinical research in MS; and has been involved in a range of initiatives aimed at improving care in this patient group. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2013.

Jenny Freeman was closely involved in setting up the Physiotherapy Programme at Plymouth University, and since then she been active in increasing research capacity within the School of Health Professions. Her role involves teaching and research supervision at both undergraduate and post graduate level. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Innovation at Plymouth University, which is an Affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute for Systematic Reviews. She continues to engage in clinical practice, and has a weekly MS clinical commitment within the National Health Service.


Contact details:


Faculty of Health and Human Science
Room FF21, Peninsula Allied Health Centre
Derriford Rd, Derriford
Plymouth PL6 8BH

e-mail: jenny.freeman@plymouth.ac.uk
phone: ++44 01752 588835

return button

 

Jaume Sastre Garriga - Board Member

Dr Jaume_Sastre_Garriga_150x100Personal information:
Date of birth:  19th January, 1971.
Place of birth: Palma (Balearic Islands).

Present occupation:
Staff neurologist (full permanent post) and deputy director at the Department of Neurology / Neuroimmunology, MS Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat), Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron.


Dr. Jaume Sastre-Garriga received his MD at the University of Barcelona in 1995 and trained as a neurologist at the Neurology Department, Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona from May 1997 to May 2001. From May 2001 to June 2002 he held a post of clinical research fellow at the Unitat de Neuroimmunologia Clínica (UNiC), Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona) under the mentorship of Professor Xavier Montalban. From June 2002 to December 2004 he was a awarded a grant from the Spanish Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (Spanish Ministry of Health) and held a post as a clinical research fellow at the MRI and Neurorehabilitation and Brain Repair units, Institute of Neurology, University College London, under the mentorship of Professor Alan Thompson (a post he still holds as honorary). In 2004 and 2005 was awarded by the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) the prize for the best Spanish paper in an international neurological journal. From January 2005 to February 2007 Dr. Sastre-Garriga was in charge of the neurorehabilitation centres of the MS Foundation (FEM) in Catalonia acting as a Medical Director, where he helped organize the 2006 Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) annual congress as a member of the scientific committee. He achieved a Master’s degree at the Escuela Superior de Administración de Empresas (ESADE, Number one global Bussiness School as per the Wall Street Journal in 2007) in Governance, Administration and management of Health Services (2006-2007). Since March 2007 he works as a clinical neurologist at the Department of Neurology / Neuroimmunology, MS Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat), Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona), and now serves as deputy director to Professor Xavier Montalban. He is coauthor of 86 medline-indexed peer-reviewed papers (h-index: 24 – 1865 citations) in national and international journals, among which Lancet Neurology (1), Annals of Neurology (2), Brain (1), Neurology (8), Neuroimage (2), PlosONE (1), Archives of Neurology (6), Multiple Sclerosis (19), Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (6) and Journal of Neurology (6), and of more than 10 book chapters and monographs, mostly in the field of multiple sclerosis. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Multiple Sclerosis Journal and Latin American Multiple Sclerosis Journal. He has acted as a reviewer for the journals Lancet Neurology, Archives of Neurology, Neuroimage, Multiple Sclerosis, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, European Journal of Neurology, European Neurology and Human Brain Mapping, among others. His main interests are magnetic resonance imaging new techniques (functional MRI and volumetry) and neurorehabilitation with a special focus on the primary progressive forms of MS.

handtekening sastre

Jaume Sastre Garriga

 

 

return button

 

RIMS Sponsors

RIMS Sponsors

 

novartis 200x200genzyme 200x200
biogen 200x200merckserono 200x200

RIMS Grant Sponsors

 

logo ectrims

Membership benefits

Individual members as well as all professionals from a member centre are able to get RIMS Annual Conference registration fee at a special member fee.

A number of Special Interest Groups (SIG) have been established. The groups meet at least once a year during RIMS annual conference. They are also encouraged to hold an annual in-between workshop. Active groups are supported financially by RIMS which means that e.g. the hotel accommodation and meals for in-between meetings are covered at least partly by RIMS SIG funding. The active SIGs at this phase are: Mobility, Psychology and Neuropsychology, Communication and swallowing, Bladder, bowel and sexual, Social integration and participation and Occupation.

Read more about the SIG's

Note that SIGs are all meant to be multiprofessional forums – so you do not need to be e.g. a speech therapist to attend SIG on Communication and swallowing sessions – it is very suitable for nurses and dieticians also.

At RIMS Annual General Assembly all member centres have six votes and individual and society members have one vote.

MS Journal

MS Journal logo

 

The International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC) is the official journal of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS), the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT).  Through international and multidisciplinary cooperation and communication, the editors hope to improve the quality of care for patients with MS.
The IJMSC publishes peer-reviewed articles in areas of interest to MS health-care professionals.  Topics include neurological, nursing, rehabilitative, psychological, and psychosocial care and quality-of-life issues of people with MS and reflect the diversity of the journal's readership.  Categories of manuscripts considered include original research, clinically relevant reviews of the literature, case reports, consensus statements, controversies, book reviews, and letters to the editor.
TheIJMSC now has a Web-based system for manuscript submission and peer review. The system, which was developed in cooperation with eJournalPress, is available at http://ijmsc.msubmit.net. Authors with Internet access are asked to begin using this system for new submissions immediately. Initial registration is required and can be accomplished by clicking the “Register for an Account” link on the home page. Registered users have access only to data pertaining to their own submissions or assignments.
All manuscripts submitted beginning in January 2010 will be tracked and directed through the peer-review process electronically within the system.
If you are a reviewer for IJMSC, you may already have an account in the new system. Please go to the site and update your personal and specialty information so that the journal’s editors can choose appropriate reviewers for papers in various subject areas. From the system home page, click on the “Unknown/Forgotten Password” button to obtain a password and gain access to your individual home page. Then click on “Modify Profile/Password” to update your profile.
Complete instructions for both authors and reviewers on using the online manuscript system appear on the system website and will be published regularly in IJMSC. If you have any questions or comments about the new procedures, please direct them to Maria Stadtler at IJMSC@mscare.org.

The IJMSC is on the Internet at http://ijmsc.org.

Annual reports

Charter (Barcelona November 26th, 2005; adapted Hamburg June 1th , 2012)


Introduction:

Rehabilitation is a highly individualised education and adaptation process to gain maximum activity and participation.

Mission:

We aim to enhance activity, participation and autonomy of people with MS by developing and advocating evidence-based rehabilitation.

Vision:

All people with MS throughout Europe have access to evidence-based rehabilitation when they need it.

Aims:

  • Raise the profile of rehabilitation in MS and attract the best researchers and practitioners.
  • Improve the understanding of rehabilitation and it’s relevance at every stage of MS.
  • Manage the generation of new evidence on rehabilitation in MS by facilitating interaction between researchers and practitioners.
  • Stimulate the implementation of new and existing evidence-based rehabilitation.
  • Educate and train practitioners to integrate evidence into clinical practice.

Administration:

RIMS is managed by an Executive Board, which in accordance with the bylaws, shall be composed of eight elected officers, including President, Secretary and Treasurer.

RIMS is affiliated to the European Platform of MS Societies, ECTRIMS and the Consortium of North American MS Centres.

  • The Executive Board shall have the power to establish Special Interest Groups (SIG) to stimulate and promote interest in patient management and research in MS.
  • An Advisory Board shall be created to support and assist the Executive Board. The Executive Board may invite members of the Advisory Board to meet before the general assembly or more often if necessary.
  • The Advisory Board shall be composed of five to six members. Founding members of RIMS shall form the initial Advisory Board. Every three years the most senior member of the Advisory Board shall step down and the outgoing president shall become a member of the Advisory Board.

Elections:

  • According to the bylaws elections of the officers of RIMS shall take place every three years.
  • Candidates shall be nominated and seconded by members of RIMS. Nominations shall be submitted to the secretariat at least to 2 weeks prior to the general assembly.
  • Nomination for President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be made by the Executive Board.
  • At the general assembly each centre will have six votes at their disposal. One delegate shall be responsable for each centre and determine the six effective members or their proxies. Individual members will have one vote or one proxy.
  • The composition of the Executive Board shall reflect the interdisciplinary team approach to rehabilitation.
  • There shall be a maximum of two representatives of any European country on the Executive Board.

Special Interest Groups:

The Executive Board has established a number of Special Interest Groups (SIG). These groups shall promote research and improve the management of Persons with MS and their caregivers. Different groups have been created :

  • SIG on Mobility
  • SIG on Bladder, Bowel and Sexual disoders
  • SIG on Communication and Swallowing
  • SIG on Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • SIG on Occupation
  • SIG on Integration and Participation

If appropriate, additional Special Interest Groups may be created.The appointment of the chairman and co-chairman of the SIG's shall be made by the Executive Board with guidance from the members of the individual SIG's.
These groups meet at least once a year at the annual meeting.The groups are also encouraged to hold an annual in-between meeting. Active groups are supported financially by RIMS.

RIMS Awards:

At the annual meeting, the RIMS awards for the best platform presentation and the best poster presentation shall be awarded. The rules and the amount of the awards shall be proposed by the Executive Board and approved by the general assembly.

join button_small

Rims General Newsletter

Keep informed of news, events and recent publications at EURIMS by subscribing to our newsletter below.
Antispam

Sponsors

  • Logo Novartis
  • Logo Biogen
  • Logo Sanofi - Genzyme
  • Logo Ectrims
  • Logo Merck - Serono
  • Logo Teva