Dear SIG mobility colleagues,

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the uncertainty about the future development of the pandemic has made us change our original plans for the upcoming SIG mobility meeting, which was to take place in Bilbao in Oct 2020. The current plan therefore is to hold completely new format a virtual SIG mobility meeting in 2020 and meet in person for the SIG mobility Bilbao in Oct 2021.

We believe that change brings with it the opportunity to explore new or different ways of functioning. With this vision, but also focusing on maintaining the high-quality standards of our educational and networking yearly event, we would like to invite you to the Virtual SIG Mobility Meeting 2020: "Overcoming Challenges and Creating Opportunities in MS rehabilitation".


MS rehabilitation on top!

MS rehabilitation on top of… the political agenda

Globally, there is a growing acknowledgement of the role of rehabilitation. At the WHO Rehabilitation 2030 meeting in July 2019, RIMS and other relevant organisations agreed on concrete actions to foster the implementation of rehabilitation in all countries.

Within Europe, RIMS collaborated in the Rethinking MS project and supported the launch in November 2019 to optimize how MS care is organized and provided to ensure timely diagnosis and personalised treatment, interdisciplinary and coordinated care and adaptable support in daily life – all very relevant to Rehabilitation in MS.

MS rehabilitation on top of… the research agenda

After careful consideration, the RIMS Board made a joint decision to postpone the RIMS Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for June 4-6, to the end of the year.

We appreciate the large number of submitted abstracts, which clearly indicates the interest of the rehabilitation community and the importance of the RIMS event. But the outbreak of the corona virus and the current developments made us decide not to organize the face to face meeting in June.

However, rest assured that the Board remains focused on delivering what is an important event for the community! We will keep up the good standards in organizing networking opportunities and educational events, as we do want to stay on top to enhance activity and participation for all people with MS whenever and wherever they need it!

News from our Partners

Multiple Sclerosis Journal - Rehab in MS special issue of Multiple Sclerosis Journal

The Multiple Sclerosis Journal has published a special issue on rehabilitation in MS! Please click on the link to have access to the articles! Once clicked on the link it will be possible to read an article from the issue for free for 1 month (until November 1st).

The following articles can be read on the website:

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RIMS Events

Upcoming RIMS Workshop, Milan

Register now!

The 2nd RIMS workshop "Rehabilitation in Progressive MS" is coming closer and the hosts of the workshop are looking forward to welcoming you in Milan (IT), on Friday 13 December 2019.
Subscribe before 17 October and benefit from the early bird registration fee. Registration should be done online via the registration tool on the workshop website.
Interested in following the RIMS workshop in Milan? Become a RIMS member and benefit of €20 reduction on the registration fee.

RIMS Annual Conference 2020, Leuven

Save the date!

The next Annual RIMS Conference will take place in Leuven, Belgium from June 4-6, 2020. The theme of the meeting is "Collaborate and Engage in Personalised Rehabilitation".
Registrations will open soon, but in the meantime, save the date and block June 4 until 6 in your calender! Further information can be found on the conference website.

RIMS-ECTRIMS Conference 2019, Stockholm

The RIMS-ECTRIMS Conference, held in Stockholm from September 11-13, was a great success. Besides organising teaching courses, educational and scientific sessions, and scoring oral and poster presentations, we also scheduled a Board meeting and a Stakeholders Meeting. All to put Rehabilitation in MS on top of the discussions!

The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) guideline on palliative care of people with severe Multiple Sclerosis, supported by RIMS, was presented by Alessandra Solari (I). Have a look at the background notes here.

Winners of RIMS poster & platform awards

The RIMS board scored the poster and platform awards and has selected to following presenters!

Best Platform Winner

"Effect of continuous positive airway pressure treatment of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea on fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial (SAMS-PAP study)"
Daria Trojan

Best Poster Winner

"Symptoms Management (including cognition, fatigue, imbalance) – Different Network functional connectivity characteristics of responders and non-responders to attention training in MS"
Mr Stefanos Enricos Prouskas

Winner of the Young Investigators' prize

Congratulations to our RIMS member Martin Langeskov-Christensen, who was 1 of the winners of the Young Investigators' prize. His presentation can be found here. Have a look at the LinkedIn post of Ulrik Dalgas of the Aarhus University of Denmark.


We would like to thank all the delegates who participated in the RIMS "Nine-hole-peg-test" competition held at the RIMS booth. Congrats to the winners of the day! We would also like to announce thatAliona Jakubasz was our winner of the RIMS Lottery.
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RIMS Memberships

Membership renewal for 2020

We would like to inform all RIMS members that the membership plans will expire on December 31, 2019. Renew your membership for 2020 and keep your access to the Membership benefits!
On the euRIMS webpage you can find information on:

An overview of the RIMS membership can be found in our flyer

News from our SIG's

Please find below a list of the upcoming SIG in-between meetings.

SIG Mobility in-between meeting, 28-29 October 2019

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Tel Aviv, Israel, next month. We are really satisfied with the great number of abstracts and the high level of all the presentations received. The meeting entitled "Brain, cognition and movement in MS: challenges for rehabilitation" hosted by Dr. Alon Kalron will take place on October the 28-29th.

You can find the final programme via the website. The abstract submission and accommodation process is already closed, but if anyone is interested in participating, registration will be opened online until the 20th of October, although the accommodation might be assumed by the delegates. Looking forward to this memorable meeting, do not hesitate to contact the chair csantoyo@cem-cat.org and the co-chair lousin.momdjian@uhasselt.be for any inquiry you might have.

SIG Occupation in-between meeting, 8-9 November 2019

Registration for the upcoming SIG Occupation in-between meeting is now open. The topic of our meeting is 'Transforming knowledge on technology into relevance for clinical practice'. We hope you will find the programme interesting and that you would like to join our meeting in Genova, Italy, on 8 and 9 November. You can find the programme and the online registration form on the RIMS webpage.

SIG Psychology/SIG Autonomy in-between meeting, 28-29 November 2019

SThe SIG Psychology is planning to have a joined in-between meeting with the SIG Autonomy on 28th and 29th of November 2019 in Hamburg. The programme is available here. More information regarding the registrations will follow on the euRIMS website.

SIG Communication & Swallowing in-between meeting, 16-17 January 2020

On January 16 and 17 our next in-between meeting will take place in Finland! Leena Maria Heikkola will host us in Turku and Masku. We can already tell you that an extensive part of our meeting will be about cognitive communication! Further information concerning the exact topic and registration will follow soon.

You can read more about the SIG's on our website!
Interested in joining a SIG? Send an email to our respective SIG chairs or co-chairs

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