Starting on 16/10/2020

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".

The virtual format could facilitate the attendance of old and new colleagues as there will not be any travel or accommodation expenses. We are working on a formula that would provide the opportunity to learn, interact and share clinical and research experiences. Moreover, we would like to develop a program that fits with your working and personal schedule; and of course, would be of your interest.

A first proposal could be to dedicate a part of the meeting to share your experience or case studies with digital therapy during COVID times both in clinical practice, education, or research. In addition, a second part of the meeting can be dedicated towards a specific topic you might have in mind, an opportunity to present your work and results with fellow SIG mobility members.

Your feedback and suggestions are essential to build the Virtual SIG Mobility meeting program.


In order to organize the technical support needed for this meeting, can we kindly ask to complete registration at your earliest convenience?
Registration is possible by filing in and answering a few questions in this form: https://forms.gle/77UBNa9ZnkEDvcWi6 

CALL for abstracts is now OPEN!

virtual SIG Mobility meeting 2020

For this call, we accept two kinds of abstracts:

  1. Clinical practice, physiotherapy education and/or clinical research experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Structure of the abstract: please submit a paragraph describing the information you would like to share with a maximum number of 250 words. The abstract does not have to follow the default structure of a background, methods, results and conclusion.
    Examples of content that will be considered here:
    • describing methods when working (clinical/education/research) during the COVID pandemic
    • describing case studies of patients undergoing virtual rehabilitation during the COVID pandemic
    • describing personal/patient encountered challenges and strengths of working with alternative methods during the COVID pandemic
    Please note, for this section, videos or photos of materials or technologies used (in consideration of GDPR rules) during the virtual presentation is encouraged.
  2. Research activities related to rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
    Please, find the template for abstract submission below.
    Please, send the abstracts to VirtualSIGmobility2020@gmail.com.
    The abstract deadline is the 28th of August.

We wish you a pleasant summer and look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Carme Santoyo – chair
Lousin Moumdjian – cochair