Annual RIMS Conference: 4-6 June 2020, Leuven (BE)
Special Interest Groups
SIG Mobility 'Understanding and Guiding Patient's Mobility throughout the Disease Progression'
As in previous occasions we are preparing a programme including a first theoretical account around the topic, a clinical account around the topic and the final hour dedicated to a 'hands-on' workshop. The concrete programme will follow soon.
We'd be delighted to meet you in Leuven!
Preliminary programme
Title: “Understanding and guiding patient’s mobility throughout the disease progression”
 Opening and introduction to the workshop
 Carme Santoyo (chair) Spain / Lousin Moumdjian (cho-chair)   Belgium
 Identifying useful information to predict MS progression: from   patient-reported to clinician-reported outcomes
 Dr. Giampaolo Brichetto, Italy
 14:50  Selecting the appropriate orthotic devices to facilitate gait in MS.   The commonest, the newest and the promising 
 Analyzing patients and health professionals opinion about lower   limb orthoses
 Dr. Eva Swinnen, Belgium
 Impact, training and coping with mobility devices through the   disease progression
 15:20  The psychologist's perspective
 The physical therapist's perspective
 Johan Van Nieuwenhoven. Belgium
 The person with MS' perspective
 David Seffer, Belgium
 16:05  Short break
 Practical workshop: Music and dance in MS. From evidence to   clinical practice. 
Lousin Moumdjian, Belgium
Effects of a 10-week multimodal dance and art intervention program leading to a public performance in persons with Multiple Sclerosis - A controlled pilot-trial.
Fanny Van Geel, Belgium
Practical workshop: "NMT in training sessions
Nickeline Schmidt Larsen, Denmark
 Reflections, discussion and closing session Introducing SIG   Mobility in Between meeting in Bilbao
 Erika Otxoa, Spain
SIG Communication and Swallowing
During our meeting we will discuss current developments in the field of communication and swallowing in MS. In line with the conference theme we will exchange experiences in the collaboration with other MS professionals.
Preliminary programme:
 Welcome and general information
 Update on current SIG projects
 15:15  Case studies/Exchanging experiences on interdisciplinary work
 Practical session on intrapulmonary percussive ventilation
 17:15  Organisational aspects
We are looking forward to an interactive meeting! 
SIG Patient Autonomy
During the SIG meeting we will present ongoing projects from our SIG group, update the participants on status of the motherhood choice in MS project and discuss on future projects and international calls for funding.
Preliminary programme: 
 Update on current SIG projects
 15:45  Motherhood choice in MS - an international survey: current status   and next steps
 International funding opportunities for SIG projects
 17:15  Conclusion and perspective (next SIG in-between meeting)

SIG Occupation 
 Welcome and networking
 Inger Løyning, SIG chair and Sofie Ferdinand, SIG co-chair
 Neurophysiological measures in occupational therapy
 Niels  Peeters, OT, MSc student, Belgium
 The essence of reaching in patients with multiple sclerosis: a   coordination of trunk, shoulder and upper limb
 Joke Raats, OT, MSc, PhD student, Belgium
 Coffee break
 Available for presentation (20min)
 Sexpectations: sexuality and intimacy : an activity of daily life!
 Ann Van Loock, OT, Belgium
 Working memory training in cognitive intact PwMS. Annick Vandenbroucke, OT, Belgium  
 Fatigue management program/MS rehab program in Sweden
 Lena Lundman Myrlund, OT, Sweden
 Invitation to SIG Occupation in-between meeting and Closing   remarks
 Inger Løyning, SIG chair and Sofie Ferdinand, SIG co-chair
SIG Bladder Blowel and Sexuality
Preliminary programme: 
 Welcome and general information
 Update on current SIG projects
 15:15  International funding opportunities for SIG projects|presentation   for sponspor (I'm waintig an answer)
 Possibile future meeting with other SIG group
 17:15  Conclusion and perspective (next SIG in-between meeting)
SIG Psychology and Neuropsychology
The SIG chairs and co-chairs are currently working on the programme and will be updated soon.