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).

RIMS - ECTRIMS 2013 & looking ahead

Dear RIMS member,
Dear health care professional/researcher with an interest in MS rehabilitation

This newsletters provides information on

  1. RIMS Conference 2013 & on-line library
  2. RIMS Grant program 2013
  3. RIMS Projects – interaction
  4. RIMS Conference 2014 : registration opens
  5. Partnerships
  6. SIG In-Between Meetings 2014
  7. RIMS on LinkedIn: welcome!
  8. Financial Support

(1) RIMS Conference 2013

I hope you have enjoyed the 18th RIMS annual conference which was jointly organized within the ECTRIMS conference in Copenhagen (Denmark; October 3-5th 2013). The RIMS sessions, special interest groups, general assembly, teaching course and nurse session were well attended. In fact, you may see the invited presentations of the RIMS-ECTRIMS conference also on-line by simply registering to the following website: http://onlinelibrary.ectrims-congress.eu.

Read more... [RIMS - ECTRIMS 2013 & looking ahead]
The RIMS Fellowship Program

RIMS is pleased to offer a fellowship exchange programme (RIMS RFEP) that started in Autumn 2008.

The fellowship is available to young European professionals, preferably non-doctors, in order to facilitate their training in rehabilitation related to Multiple Sclerosis among RIMS member centres. The goal of the programme is to promote the multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation in MS and to encourage the exchange of information and professional growth for those working in the field of MS.

Read more... [The RIMS Fellowship Program]
Recommendations on Rehabilitation Services for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis in Europe

EMSP, the European MS Platform and RIMS have published updated recommendations on rehabilitation services for persons with MS in Europe. The RIMS editor is Prof. Dr. Thomas Henze (Germany). Active RIMS members in the different disciplines of rehabilitation have summarized up to data findings in specific areas.
Download the document here.

Awards program (Poster and Platform Presentation)
  1. The RIMS Poster/Platform Presentation Award (RPPPA) is to promote and support the work of young rehabilitation researchers. The age limit is fixed at 45 years.
  2. The RPPPA, in the form of a financial subsidy, is to be attributed to the author of the best Poster/Platform presented at the RIMS Annual Meeting.
  3. It is the responsibility of the Executive Board to decide on the sum of the financial subsidy to be attributed.
Read more... [Awards program (Poster and Platform Presentation)]
RIMS Grant Program (RiGra)

Dear RIMS member, dear colleague with an interest in MS:

RIMS has established a grant program from 2011. The program aims to facilitate collaboration between RIMS members from different centers and countries in the domain of MS rehabilitation.

Both projects regarding best practice (e.g., development of guidelines or educational programs) and research are welcomed.

In the present call, one project will be granted € 15,000.


Read more... [RIMS Grant Program (RiGra)]


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