Annual RIMS Conference: 4-6 June 2020, Leuven (BE)

The RIMS Executive Board has decided to hold the 25th Annual RIMs Conference in a hybrid format from December 3-5, 2020 in Leuven (Belgium).

Just as with the live conference, the focus of the hybrid format will be on delivering high quality scientific content, interaction and networking as well as maintaining the unique RIMS atmoshpere. 

We will welcome a live audience on site in Leuven, from where we will stream the lectures, meetings, debates and Q&A sessions, also offering the possibility to follow the Conference remotely. 

The timing of the Annual Conference will be adjusted to accommodate the digital character. The detailed programme and all practicalities will be communicated soon.

Save the date, keep an eye on the website to stay tuned and join us at the RIMS Conference, be it face-to-face or online!

You can sign up for the event using this link. Registration at early bird fee is possible until further notice

With our best wishes,

Prof. Daphne Kos - RIMS President
on behalf of the RIMS Executive Board 



Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the next Annual RIMS Conference will take place from Thursday June 4 to Saturday June 6, 2020 in Leuven, Belgium. The Conference is organised in partnership with KU Leuven and the National MS Center Melsbroek.
The  RIMS Conference is the main European event for healthcare professionals, researchers and patient representatives to share their knowledge and experiences and to collaborate on topics related to rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis.
In 2020, the conference main theme will be 'Collaborate and Engage in Personalised Rehabilitation' and focuses on the following 4 areas: Emerging Rehabilitation Research Methodologies, Optimizing Engagement, Translating Knowledge into Practice and Creating Synergies to Optimize Practice & Research.   

As in previous years, the Conference programme (Friday-Saturday in Leuven) will be preceded by Teaching Courses, Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and a PhD session . These will be held on Thursday, June 4 in the National MS Center Melsbroek.

We look forward to welcome rehabilitation physicians and neurologists, nurses and therapists (e.g. exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, speech and language therapists) and all professionals involved or interested in MS rehabilitation research and practice.

We hope to see you in Belgium in June 2020!

Yours sincerely,

Daphne Kos, RIMS President

On behalf of the RIMS Board 
Daphne Kos, Prof, Belgium

Giampaolo Brichetto, Dr, Italy

Vincent de Groot, Prof, The Netherlands
Past President 

Jennifer Freeman, Prof, United Kingdom

Jaume Sastre Garriga, Prof, Spain

Piet Eelen, RN MSc, Belgium
Board Member

Christian Dettmers, Prof Dr, Germany
Board Member
Anders Skjerbaek, MSc, Denmark
Board Member