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SIG in Psychology and Neuropsychology started as a Clinical Care Committee of Psychology and Neuropsychology in 1997 during RIMS meeting in Bad Winzheim. The first chairman of the group was Rudi Vermote and co-chair Daan Langdon. Since 2001 the group was lead by Päivi Hämäläinen and Agnete Jonsson (chair and co-chair, respectively). Liina Vahter has been chair since 2010 helped out by co-chair Anita Rose since 2011.

The idea of the group is to gain and maintain contemporary scientific knowledge about psychological and neuropsychological issues in MS and to share practical experience about everyday clinical work in different European countries within RIMS network. The meetings have both lectures and case presentations with open discussion. The group has published following booklets: „MS, memory & thinking“ (Published by the MS Society, UK, www.mssociety.org.uk), „Personality, Behaviour and MS“ (RIMS publications 1, 2006), „Emotional reactions and MS“ (RIMS publications 2, 2006) and „Cognitive manual“ in 2012.

The group has been meeting in regular basis twice a year.

  • 1997 – 2nd RIMS in Bad-Winzheim
  • 1998 – 3rd RIMS in Helsinki
  • 1998 – Melsbroek, Belgium
  • 1999 – Melsbroek, Belgium
  • 1999 – 4th RIMS in Basel
  • 2000 – 5th RIMS in Venice
  • 2001 – 6th RIMS in Copenhagen
  • 2001 – Barcelona, Spain
  • 2002 – Copenhagen
  • 2002 – 7th RIMS/CMSC in Chicago
  • 2003 – London, UK
  • 2003 – 8th RIMS in Cranz-Montana
  • 2004 – Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2004 – 9th RIMS/ECTRIMS in Vienna
  • 2005 – 10th RIMS, Tallinn
  • 2005 – Genova, Italy
  • 2006 – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006 – 11th RIMS in Barcelona
  • 2007 – Turku, Finland
  • 2007 – 12th RIMS/ECTRIMS in Leuven
  • 2008 – London, UK
  • 2008 – 13th RIMS in Leuven
  • 2009 – Enschede, Netherlands
  • 2010 – Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2010 – 14th RIMS/ECTRIMS in Gothenburg
  • 2011 – 15th RIMS in Turku
  • 2011 – Melsbroek, Belgium
  • 2012 – 16th RIMS in Hamburg
  • 2012 – Barcelona, Spain
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