RIMS is pleased to offer a Fellowship Exchange Programme (RIMS Fellowship) 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. RIMS will support up to four fellowships annually, each with duration of one week, with a refunding of € 1000.

The deadline for the application for the fellowship exchange programme is coming closer! Fill in the Application Form and send it back to the RIMS Secretariat before July 1st 2020
Please contact the RIMS Secretariat when you have any questions regarding the fellowship.

More information:

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. 

Fellows are expected to identify themselves as representing a RIMS member centre (or as individual RIMS membership) prior to application. Please check the criteria HERE.

In order to attain the fellowship, the fellow needs to fill in the Application form. In addition, the centre the fellow intends to visit should show that they are able to organise the visit for up to one week (Receiving centre form). After this, also the Refunding form must be fulfilled and sent to the RIMS secretariat in order to achieve the fellowship refunding.

The RIMS Executive Board expects a short Evaluation report within three weeks after the visit.



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On behalf of RIMS, we thank the delegates and faculty for making our 1st RIMS Workshop 'Rehabilitation in Progressive MS' a success. The Workshop took place at the Scandic Hotel in Copenhagen (DK), on Thursday 6 December 2018. 

We are proud that we can call our first workshop of the RIMS 'going local tour' a success. Every year we will organize this workshop in another city in Europe. With this tour, we want to give everyone access close to home. 

Have a look at the website: www.rims-workshop.org/Copenhagen2018.

Below you can find the full programme of the workshop and the presentation of the welcome lecture, given by Vincent de Groot and Anders Skjerbaek.

Interested in the presentations of other lectures? Do not hesitate to contact the RIMS Secretariat and we are happy to send them to you by mail!

 08:30 - 10:00                   
Registration and Breakfast
 10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
Speakers: Vincent de Groot - Anders Skjerbaek
 10:15 - 10:45 KEY NOTE I
Symptoms and Issues in Progressive MS
Speaker: Vincent de Groot
 10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break
 11:00 - 12:30 PRACTICAL SESSION 1 (rotating sessions)
1. Physical Outcome Measures in MS (MANUAL)
Speaker: Anders Skjerbaek
2. Managing Time and Energy in Daily Life
Speaker: Daphne Kos
3. Dysphagia in MS
Speaker: Leonie Ruhaak
 12:30 - 13:10 Lunch and network
 13:10 - 13:30 Patient Testimonial
 13:30 - 14:00 KEY NOTE II
Rehabilitation in Progressive MS
Speaker: Jenny Freeman
 14:00 - 15:30 PRACTICAL SESSION 2 (rotating sessions)
 1. Industry Workshop by LEMCO
 2. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation - Cognitive Training and other Techniques
Speaker - Päivi Hämäläinen
 3. Management Techniques Bladder and Bowel Problems
Speaker: Piet Eelen
 15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break
 15:45 - 16:15 KEY NOTE III
Implications of Exercise in Progressive MS
Speaker: Ulrik Dalgas
 16:15 - 16:45 Q&A Session
 16:45 - 17:00 Concluding remarks




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After a successful Annual RIMS conference, which took place from June 20-22 in Ljubljana, we would like to present you the Take Home Messages.

A summary of the Annual Conference will follow soon.



At the 7th of December 2018 the annual in-between meeting of SIG Communication & Swallowing will take place in Haslev, Denmark. The topic of this meeting will be “Moving from evidence to daily practice”. Our meetings are always interactive and informal. The goal of this meeting is to inform each other about current projects and results and exchanging practice routines.

The meeting is now open for registration.


Local Organizers: Louise Hoval Nørgaard at the Sclerosehospitals Denmark
Chair and Co-Chair SIG Swallowing & Communication: Leonie Ruhaak (NL) and Francesca De Biagi (I)
RIMS Chair: Vincent de Groot (NL)

Thursday December 6th - Location: Hotell Comwell Køge, Strandvejen 111, 4600 Køge

  • From 19.00 – Welcome Diner

Friday December 7th - Meeting Venue: Sclerosehospital in Haslev, Ringstedvej106, 4690 Haslev

  • 08u45 - 09u00: Registration
  • 09u00 - 09u10: Welcome (Brita Løvendahl)
  • 09u10 - 10u30: Introduction/exchanging working routines and experiences (Louise Hovald Nørgaard & Leonie Ruhaak)
  • 10u30 - 11u00: Coffee Break
  • 11u00 - 12u00: Guided Tour in MS Hospital Haslev (TBC)
  • 12u00 - 13u00: Lunch
  • 13u00 - 15u00: Presentations of current studies/projects
    • Respiration: diagnostics and therapy (Julie Decondé)
    • What can oral stories tell us about cognitive fatigue and language in MS? (Leena Maria Heikkola)
    • Dysphagia (Leonie Ruhaak)
    • TBC
  • 15u00 - 15u30: Coffee Break
  • 15u30 - 16u30: Session 5: Discussion on ethics of communication and swallowing in MS
  • 16u30 - 17u00: Future plans and goals

SIG Chair - Leonie Ruhaak

Friday 23th – Saturday 24th November 2018
Marianne-Strauß-Klinik, Berg, Germany
The autonomous MS patient - Defining evidence gaps and setting an agenda for new collaborations


We would like to use this meeting to define where we are now regarding “patient autonomy in MS” and find ideas where to go next. Therefore, the first day will be used to provide an update on existing projects inspired by the MRC framework. Here, we will identify also research gaps. The next day will be used for group work to find ideas for new (SIG) projects. We will discuss those projects and present the most promising ideas to the whole group in order to choose our next SIG project to work on. All participants are invited to present their projects and project ideas by the end of October.


Friday, 23 November

      • 12:00 – 12:30 : Lunch
      • 13:00 – 15:00 : Where do we stand (part 1)? *An overview guided by the MRC framework.
        • The RR/SPMS patient
          • Treatment decision-making
          • MRI education
          • Lifestyle
          • Motherhood choice
          • Transition to SPMS

All partcipants are invited to present their work here. Just send us an e-mail by the end of October.

      • 15:00 – 15:30 : Coffee
      • 16:00 – 17:15 : The Marianne-Strauß-Klini
      • 17:15 – 18:30 : Where do we stand (part 2)? *An overview guided by the MRC framework.
        • The patient with severe MS
          • Guideline on palliative care
          • Home-based palliative care (PeNSAMI)
          • The PPMS patient
          • ...?

All partcipants are invited to present their work here. Just send us an e-mail by the end of October.

      • 19:30 : Social diner

Saturday, 24 November

      • 09:00 – 11:00 : Where do we need to go?
      • 13:00 – 15:00 : Where do we stand (part 1)?
      • An overview guided by the MRC framework.
        GROUP WORK:
        • Three/four groups (RR/SPMS (motherhood choice extra?), severe MS, PPMS, pediatric MS?
          Where do we need:
          • Reviews
          • Surveys (e.g. to define information needs)
          • Interventions
      • 11:00 – 11:30 : Coffee
      • 11:30 – 13:00 : Project idea presentations and discussion
      • 13:00 – 13:15 : Meeting wrap-up
      • 13:15 – 14:00 : Lunch and farewell

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