RIMS Events

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

Dear colleagues,

Only a few days to register for the Annual RIMS Conference at the early bird rate (September 28)!

“Transforming Rehabilitation in MS through Collective Learning: Maximising Stakeholder Engagement”

Have a look at our updated scientific programme and follow these interactive sessions of our 100 % digital event from the comfort of your home or office!

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


More than 60 abstracts were submitted in the below topics:

  • Neuro-biological Effect of Rehabilitation
  • Digital health
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Other

Authors will be notified by 22 September. All posters will be accessible through our digital platform till one month after the meeting.


As a RIMS member, you may register at a reduced rate!

Not yet a member or forgot to renew your membership? Take a look: RIMS members

And join us to celebrate our 30 years anniversary!


We can’t wait to celebrate this anniversary with you!

For this, we would LOVE to hear YOUR story or YOUR souvenir of RIMS! Send us pictures, quotes or even shorts video/audio takes of your story and we will put this into a historical recap of RIMS!

Deadline: 30th September to secretariat@eurims.org


Dear RIMS members,

This year, a new PhD session will be included in RIMS’ annual conference on 27th of November 2021. The aim of this special session is to network, to share PhD’s’ work, to share knowledge and to lay a foundation for potential new working groups.  We, Valeria Bergamaschi (Italy) and  Laurits Taul Madsen (Denmark), will coordinate and chair this session. More details about this interactive session will soon be published on the RIMS conference website.

In order to know each other in an easier way before the meeting we have prepared a questionnaire and we would like to request all PhD students to respond it (whether or not participating to the PhD session in November).

HERE you can find the link of the questionnaire to complete as a PhD student or to share among your PhD students.

We are looking forward to meeting you in November 2021!


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News from our SIG's

SIG Occupation VIRTUAL in-between meeting, September 24, 2021

Registration is open and free of charge. Check the programme HERE.

SIG Mobility & Patient Autonomy in-between meeting, October 1, 2021

The SIG Mobility and SIG Patient Autonomy are pleased to share the final program for their joint in-between meeting that will take place next October, 1st. With the title "Empowerment: driving mobility forward", this virtual meeting is open to all the clinicians, researchers and students that are interested in the MS mobility problems and patient's autonomy empowerment.

Please check RIMS events HERE.

Interested in attending this meeting, please don't forget to register answering a few questions in this form. If you have any questions or doubts, please write to jointsig2021@gmail.com.

SIG Bladder, Bowel & Sexuality

Is looking for a new chair. See the letter of Sara.

Dear all,
How are you? Hope all for the best!
I'm Sara Rinaldi, intermin chair of SIG bladder bowel and sexual disorders.  Our chair Doreen, unfortunately, for various reasons left the position of chair of our SIG. So we need to find some colleges to cover all SIG position for RIMS rules.  Our group is a very active group of people, who meet twice a year, once during the RIMS annual meeting and a second time, called in between SIG-meeting, which is defined by the group. We are a group with a various professional figures , always very participatory on professional discussions, discussion points and projects to be carried out together. The cornerstone of our group is: together. But unfortunately, I cannot cover both positions alone, chair and co-chair.

So I'm here to ask for your help.
We are looking for someone who can help me and take up one of the two positions (chair or co-chair) and therefore be able to give a future to our group.  The commitment is very limited in time, a minimum greater before the two meetings, but together we can do everything! Especially because Piet and the RIMS secretariat are always very present in helping us in our work. Your professional background is not that important, everyone who is competent in this field and very good in working together!

I wait for you!
The SIG Bladder, Bowel and Sexual disorders has still many wishes to make reality! So, if you are interesting please write to: sara.rinaldi@aism.it before september 26th 2021.


News from our Partners

Join EMSP - MS-Nurse-Pro Syllabus Committee

The MS Nurse PRO is a project that is led by the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) in collaboration with Rehabilitation in MS (RIMS) and the International Organisation of MS Nurses (IOMSN). The Syllabus Committee seeks to find a new member from RIMS Community in order to fulfill the following obligations and responsibilities:

  • provide expertise and knowledge on Multiple Sclerosis and MS Nursing to update the content of the courses and any other content shared via the e-platform and keep it relevant and accurate for the members of the MS Nurse PRO community.
  • Participate in the meetings set to develop, revise or update the MS Nurse PRO content.
  • Revision and monitoring of the content of the MS Nurse PRO programme and to provide up-to-date scientific information, references and updates on MS (nursing).
  • Assist in advancing the goals and mission of the MS Nurse PRO project, as appropriate, through public speaking, professional work, and outreach to contact networks (upon request).

Interested ? TOR available on demand by contacting piet.eelen@mscenter.be.

ECTRIMS - Allied Health Care Professionals Fellowship Programme

ECTRIMS offers a MS professional training fellowship programme for nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, and related allied health care professionals, for qualified individuals to obtain or expand their expertise in MS through practical experience and training in a mentored MS environment in Europe.

More information can be found on this Fellowship programme here: website.
If you are looking for a suitable host in the rehabilitation domain, you can contact: www.eurims.org/RIMS-Administration.html.

News from the Community

University of Plymouth

Together with NHS Trusts in Devon and Cornwall, developed ‘The Telerehab Toolkit’. Designed to support health and social care practitioners in the remote assessment and management of people with movement impairment and physical disability, including people recovering from COVID-19. This project has been funded by the UKRI Med.

The toolkit resource is publicly and freely accessible from HERE.

The patients’ section can be accessed via the homepage.

Your feedback is welcome! You can send it to the following email address: telerehab@plymouth.ac.uk.

RIMS Social Media


Join the RIMS group 'RIMS - European Network for best Practice and Research in MS Rehabilitation' and stay posted on the RIMS activities!


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