Annual RIMS Conference: 4-6 June 2020, Leuven (BE)
Teaching Course: 'Resilience in MS'
  • 1) to explore what resilience implies for daily living, both for people with MS and those who live and work closely with them;
  • 2) to share and exchange experiences from diverse work settings to learn how practitioners may stimulate building resilience, both implicitly and explicitly.
 10:30 - 11:00
 Resilience and brain plasticity: perspectives for MS
 by Prof. Dr. Marie B D'hooghe, Neurologist, National MS Center   Melsbroek and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels),   Belgium?
 Cognitive training in order to become more resilient? Focus on   effortful control
 by Prof. Dr. Eva Dierckx, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of   Brussels), Belgium 
11:30 - 12:00
 Working title: ACT in MS
 by Ambra Giovannetti, Milan, Italy
 12:00 - 12:30  Lunch break
 12:30 - 13:00
 The concept of resilience in daily practice. Considerations for   Persons with MS, caregivers and practitioners.

  • Plenary interactive session
  • Introduction: Dr. Luc Vleugels, Head Psychology Department NMSC Melsbroek 
  • Inspired by psychologist team NMSC Melsbroek 
  • Experiential exercise by Ambra Giovannetti 
 13:00 - 13:50
 How to foster more resilience among colleagues, and persons with   MS and their close ones?
 Group sessions moderated by psychologists NMSC
13:50 - 14:00
 Closing and Wrap-up