RIMS believes that adherence is more than taking medication regularly. Adherence is about personal lifestyle goals and choices, DMD treatment choices, rehabilitation and symptomatic treatment choices, vocational choices, relationship and family choices in a setting of multiple uncertainties and risks as person with Multiple Sclerosis. Assessment of existing knowledge and experiences in adherence in a chronic disease and the development of a joint proposal by the gathered panel of experts on further actions in this field – these are the two main aims of ADAMS. A first meeting with a small group of experts within but also outside the field of MS was held on April 19th 2013 in Brussels. More activities on the topic adherence will be planned in 2014.

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

RIMS has established a grant programme. The programme 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.

The submission form is available for download below.

Mandatory criteria: application must be a RIMS member (at the individual or center level) at the time of sumission and only electronic submissions (via email) are accepted.

Additional (non mandatory criteria):

- The applicant is an early career researcher, or a young (<36 years) clinician. 

- Multi-center and international collaborative projects, particularly between RIMS members/centres.

For questions: secretariat@eurims.org 
Current deadline for submissions: consult the news section of this website.


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RIMS is pleased to offer a fellowship exchange programme (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.

ECTRIMS offers a multiple sclerosis nurse training fellowship programme for qualified/licensed European nurses to provide the opportunity for them to obtain additional expertise through practical nursing experience and training in a mentored MS environment in Europe. The aim of the programme is to enhance care and support of individuals with MS by fostering improved clinical care and education and by helping to promote best practices in nursing care throughout Europe.

The training period must be for a minimum of 6 months or up to one year in duration. Generally, a maximum of three fellowships will be awarded each year.

For more specific programme details and application materials, see www.ectrims.eu/ectrims-multiple-sclerosis-nurse-training-programme.


  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.
  4. The Executive Board will constitute the Awards Jury, which will be responsible for the evaluation of the Poster/Platform presentation.
  5. However,public opinion will also be taken in account by a voting method, controlled by the Annual Meeting registration desk personnel, who have to ensure that only one voting form is submitted to each participant, member of RIMS.
  6. In the evaluation of the Poster/Platform presentation the jury should take into account several criteria (scientific and innovative merrit, comprehensiveness and practical usefullness).
  7. The jury will hold a Decision-Meeting. The public votes will count as much as the jury's votes.
  8. The awards will be handed over during the RIMS Annual Meeting.