RIMS Events

26th Annual RIMS Conference, November 26-27, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Join us from Friday November 26 to Saturday November 27 for the Annual RIMS Conference “Transforming Rehabilitation in MS through Collective Learning: Maximising Stakeholder Engagement”!

Register for the scientific programme (early bird deadline: September 28), follow the interesting lectures and interactive panel discussions, participate in one of the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, or present one of your abstracts during the platform presentation or poster express session (abstract submission: September 1).

All details are available on the website: www.rims-annualconference.org/Digital2021


Have a look at our updated scientific programme here.

Faculty highlights:

  • Prof Michelle Ploughman, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada – “Rehabilitation and Brain Plasticity: the Evidence”
  • Prof Ulrik Dalgas, Dep. Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark – “Rehabilitation and Exercise to Counteract the Disease”
  • Prof Letizia Leocani, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele di Milano, Milan, Italy – “Neuromodulation: Not Only Symptoms”
  • Dr. Karin Riemann-Lorenz, Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany – “Biological Effects of Lifestyle Changes (Exercise, No-smoking, Sun Exposure)”
  • Dr. Jana Pöttgen, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany – “Psycho-social aspects (Family, Friends and Caregiver)”
  • Prof Liesbet Peeters, University of Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium – “Big-data Driven Decisions-making”
  • Prof Gavin Giovannoni, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom – “COVID-19 and the Impact - MS Rehabilition in the COVID ERA”


Submit your abstract for oral and/or poster presentation, according to one of the conference sessions:

  • Neuro-biological Effect of Rehabilitation
  • Digital healthImpact of COVID-19
  • Other

Abstract submission should be done before September 1.


Don’t forget to register for our 26th Annual RIMS Conference and take part in our interesting 2-days of learning! Benefit of the reduced registration fee by registering before September 28. RIMS members can register at a reduced rate.

Not yet convinced? Have a look at our 5 reasons to attend the Annual RIMS Conference:

  1. Showcase of the latest research in the area via renowned speakers from the scientific community
  2. Diverse and up-to-date lectures on Rehabilitation and COVID-19
  3. Safe event: 100% digital
  4. Interactive: exchange experiences via the networking possibilities and our interactive Special Interest Groups
  5. Celebration of our 30 years of existence!

We are grateful to our partner Roche for supporting the Annual Conference in particular, without any involvement in the elaboration of the scientific programme.

We are looking forward to meeting you in November 2021!

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Actions to take: Follow our company account here and stay up to date on our RIMS activities. If you are part of the RIMS group 'RIMS - European Network for best Practice and Research in MS Rehabilitation' we would kindly like to ask you to unfollow this group, as from now on our updates will be shared via the RIMS Company page.

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Are you working on an interesting research or would like to share something with the RIMS Community? Do not hesitate to send it to the RIMS Secretariat and we will share your post with the RIMS community! Our goal is to create a community to spread awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and we would love to be the platform to compile all of your work, achievements and events.

News from our SIG's

SIG Occupation, September 24, 2021

SIG Occupation is happy to invite you to a one-day fully digital in-between meeting on Friday, September 24th. The event will be free of charge.  An online registration form will be published on the RIMS web page.  More information as well as the program for the meeting will soon be available.

Patient Autonomy & Mobility, October 1, 2021

The SIG Patient Autonomy and SIG Mobility will organise a shared in-between meeting on the 1st of October. Mark this date in your calendar! More information will follow soon.

News from our Partners

ECSS - Annual Congress 2021, September 8-10, 2021

ECSS, the European College of Sport Science, will organise its annual congress from September 8-10, 2021. The congress will take place in a virtual format. More information can be found on the following website.

IJMSC - Ranking Journal

The 2020 CiteScores were recently released, and we're pleased to announce IJMSC's went up 13% to 3.4. IJMSC is now ranked #4 (of 48 journals) in one of our CiteScore categories - Advanced & Specialized Nursing.</>

We invite RIMS members to visit the journal's website at ijmsc.org and to follow @IJMSCtweets on Twitter.


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