RIMS Events

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

Registration & abstract submission are open!

Dear RIMS community,

We are glad to announce that the registrations and abstract submissions for the 26th Annual RIMS Conference are now open.
The topic “Transforming Rehabilitation in MS through Collective Learning: Maximising Stakeholder Engagement”, is already paving the way to a top-notch scientific programme, and will focus on the following 3 areas: Neuro-biological Effect of Rehabilitation, Digital Health and Impact on COVID-19.
This digital edition will offer you a varied programme of interesting lectures, panel discussions, abstract presentations and poster sessions. On Saturday afternoon you can follow one of our Special Interest Groups meetings.
Join us virtually from November 26th - 27th and mark the upcoming deadlines in your agenda:

  • September 1st, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
  • September 28th, 2021: Early bird deadline

RIMS members can benefit from a reduced registration fee. RIMS center members can register 6 delegates at a reduced fee. Have a look at the advantages here and become a RIMS member now! More information on the 26th Annual Conference can be found on our website: https://www.rims-annualconference.org/Digital2021

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News from our Board

RIMS Project Related Articles

We are happy to share some interesting papers with you related to recent RIMS projects.

Differential effects and discriminative validity of motor and cognitive tasks varying in difficulty on cognitive-motor interference in persons with multiple sclerosis.
Veldkamp R, Kalron A, Baert I, Hämäläinen P, Tacchino A, D'hooge M, Giffroy X, Van Geel F, Raats J, Coninx K, Van Wijmeersch B, Feys P.
Mult Scler. 2021 Feb 10:1352458520986960. doi: 10.1177/1352458520986960. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33565906.
The free version of the article is available until May 6th. Read it HERE.

Predicting long walking capacity from the timed 25-foot walk test in persons with multiple sclerosis - a potential simple aid to assist ambulation scoring?
Ramari C, Feys P, Gaemelke T, Hvid LG, Baert I, Kalron A, Dalgas U; RIMS multicenter study group.
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Feb;48:102706. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102706. Epub 2021 Jan 15. PMID: 33461129.
Have a look at it HERE.

NEWS from our SIGS

SIG Communication & Swallowing

The SIG Communication & Swallowing is having check-in meetings of about an hour every 3 months. If you want to be kept informed about these meetings, you can send an email to Leonie Ruhaak (l.ruhaak@amsterdamumc.nl).

News from our Partners

ECTRIMS - Paper “Impact of COVID-19 on multiple sclerosis care and management”

Between March and July 2020, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) promoted an online survey covering patient access to care, management of relapses and visits, disease-modifying therapy (DMT) and experience with Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). As the spread of COVID-19 poses unique challenges in the management of people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), the objective was to collect data about the impact of COVID-19 emergency on access to care for PwMS and on MS treatment practices. 360 neurologists from 52 countries (68% from Europe) completed the survey.

The results have now been published in the MS Journal. Click HERE to read the full article.

IJMSC – March/April Issue

The International Journal of MS Care invites RIMS members to browse articles in our March/April 2021 issue HERE.
Recently posted Online First pre-publications include a report on the impact of caregiver training on compliance with dysphagia recommendations in an MS rehabilitation hospital in Belgium, which can be freely accessed. We recently welcomed two new editorial board members, Beverly A. Layton RN, BSN, CCRC, MSCN and Carrie Lyn Sammarco, DNP, FNP-C, MSCN.

The IJMSC editorial team looks forward to the Consortium of MS Centers’ 2021 annual meeting, which will be held as a hybrid online/in-person event on October 25th-28th in Orlando, Florida.

CMSC – Annual Meeting 2021, October 25th-28th

Register now for the 2021 Hybrid Annual Meeting of the CMSC!

Please mark your calendars for October 25th to October 28th and join the CMSC virtually or at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL! This meeting will provide delegates with a wide variety of learning experiences and networking opportunities. Our four day agenda is filled with lectures, symposia, clinical courses, and roundtables that will enhance professional practice and improve treatment outcomes in multiple sclerosis.

For more information please visit https://www.mscare.org/2021


EMSP – Annual Conference 2021, June 9th-11th

EMSP is happy to announce that the EMSP 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually and will be taking place online on the 9th, 10th and 11th June .

The theme of this year’s conference is “MS Care in a Changing World”, with special focus on the healthcare professionals and non-professional caregivers for MS patients, and how everyone has had to adapt to the worldwide upheaval since 2020. Registration is open for patients, nurses, carers, MS societies and patient advocates.

More information via: https://emspconference.org


RIMS Memberships

Planning to join us at the RIMS Annual Conference, to participate in a SIG meeting this year or just interested in (continue) joining the RIMS community? Become a RIMS member, or renew your membership and profit from a whole series of RIMS Membership benefits in 2021.

Go to the euRIMS website and select your membership plan now! Your membership is valid for 1 year and will expire on 31 December 2021. Already a RIMS member? Have a look at the procedure to renew or re-active your existing membership.

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