Annual RIMS Conference: 20-22 June 2019, Ljubljana

PhD Student Session


We, as PhD students, contribute with a great amount of research within our field, and in this session we will unify all this knowledge. You will have the opportunity to present your research idea, to share new data, or simply to get a status on research activities. A number of senior researchers will act as an expert panel and contribute with great inputs to this interactive session.


As a young researcher networking is important, and you will also have the opportunity to network with fellow PhD students as well as the senior researchers. Who knows, you may kickstart a new collaboration or get the perfect idea for a Postdoc project.


Information on the participants is posted here below.   



12.30 – 12.40: Welcome and introduction

12.40 – 12.55: Kim-Charline Broscheid

12.55 – 13.10: Insa Schiffmann

13.10 – 13.25: Francesca De Biagi

13.25 – 13.45: BREAK

13.45 – 14.00: Hawra Al Dandan

14.00 – 14.15: Marieke Houniet-de Gier

14.15 – 14.30: Morten Riemenschneider

14.30 – 14.45: BREAK

14.45 – 15.00: Giuseppina Pilloni

15.00 – 15.15: Verónica García

15.15 – 15.30: Closing remarks


Guidelines for presentations

8-10 minutes presentation, preferably including:

  • A short presentation of you and your educational background
  • Presentation of your PhD project (ideas, study design, results, challenges in your PhD…)
  • Perspectives and introduction to discussion/interaction with the expert panel


5-7 minutes feedback/discussion:

  • Inputs from the expert panel and fellow PhD Students
The session will be chaired by PhD students; Leonie Ruhaak and Morten Riemenschneider


Expert panel

We feel privileged to present a strong, experienced and diverse expert panel:

Vincent De Groot – RIMS President, Professor and Department chair Rehabilitation Medicine at VU University Medical Center Amsterdam

Ulrik Dalgas – PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health (Section for Sports Science), Aarhus University

Jennifer Freeman – Professor of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, School of Health Professions, University of Plymouth

Christoph Heesen – Professor, Head of MS Clinic, Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis (INIMS), University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf

Daphne Kos – PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven

Davide CattaneoPhD, Lab head Larice Lab. U.O. Neurologia Riabilitativa, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan

Giampaolo Brichetti – PhD, Coordinator of Research in Rehabilitation, Italian MS Society



We are looking forward to a fruitful and interactive session.


See you in Ljubljana!


Leonie Ruhaak and Morten Riemenschneider