22nd Annual RIMS Conference Registratrion - 4-6 May 2017 Barcelona


Several Teaching Courses will be organised in the margins of the RIMS Annual Conference.

  • All Courses will take place on Thursday 4 May.
  • Depending on the topic, Teaching Courses will take place at Cemcat (MS Centre of Catalonia, www.cem-cat.org), the Guttmann Institute (www.guttmann.com) or the conference venue.
  • The Teaching Course Registration includes meeting materials, lunch and coffee breaks.
  • It is not obligatory to purchase an Annual Conference Registration to be able to register for a Teaching Course.
  • The registration platform for the Teaching Courses is available via this link.


Registration fees (EUR, incl 21% Spanish VAT)

Early bird registration fee

until Tuesday 28 February 2017

Late registration fee

until Friday 21 April 2017

On-site registration fee

as from Saturday 22 April 2017

Teaching Course
(RIMS and non-RIMS Members)
50 euro70 euro80 euro

An overview on available teaching courses can be found below:

1. Teaching Course: Optimizing dysphagia management in MS
    Venue: CEMCAT

11.30 - 11.40 Welcome and workshop introduction – Dr. I. Galán
11.40 - 12.00 Dysphagia in MS –  Ms A. Constantinou
12.00 - 12.20 Clinical & Instrumental Diagnosis of Dysphagia –  Dr. P. Clavé
12.20 - 12.40 Therapeutic approach to dysphagia - Dr. H. Bascuñana
12.40 - 13.00 Group discussion - Chair: Dr. I. Galán
13.00 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 - 14.00 Visit to Cemcat
14.00 - 15.30 Parallel Workshops

14.00 - 14.45

WORKSHOP A: Dysphagia Management via Telepractice in MS - Dr H. Bascuñana & Ms M. Renom
WORKSHOP B: Electrostimulation for Dysphagia in MS - Dr. R. Terré & Ms B. González Rocamora

14.45 - 15.30

WORKSHOP A: Dysphagia Management via Telepractice in MS - Dr H. Bascuñana & Ms M. Renom
WORKSHOP B: Electrostimulation for Dysphagia in MS - Dr. R. Terré & Ms B. González Rocamora

15:30 End of the Course

The flyer of the teaching course is available via this link.

2. Teaching Course: Clinical application of 3D gait analysis in MS
Venue: Guttman Institute

Dr. Bertram Müller (Clinical Scientist) 
Dr. Josep Medina (Head of Functional Rehabilitation Area) 
Sra. Cristina Martin (Physiotherapist) 

11:30 -11:45   Welcome and Introduction to Guttmann Institute (aula) 
11:45 - 12:05  Introduction of Clinical Technology (aula) 
12:15 - 13:00  Hands on Technology (lab) - Presentation of measuring Systems and their methods 
13:00 -14:00   Lunch 
14:00 -14:30   Visit Functional Rehab Area 
14:40 - 15:30  Clinical Analysis (aula)


3. Teaching Course: What do we know about neuropsychological rehabilitation in MS?
Venue: Alimara Conference Venue

11:30 -12:15 Aims an approaches of neuropsychological rehabilitation in MS - presentation and discussion - Paivi Hämäläinen

12:15 - 13:00 How does neuropsychological rehabilitation act on neural level - presentation and discussion-  Iris Penner

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Future of neuropsychological rehabilitation in research and clinical practice - discussion and short presentations from the participants (those willing to present their research plans or rehabilitation cases for discussion are offered 5-10 min each.

=> These participants should send an e-mail to Päivi Hämäläinen)


4. Industry Sponsored Nurse Teaching Course

An Industry Sponsored Nurse Teaching Course will be organised by an industry sponsor, in parrallel with the other Teaching Courses. The Teaching Course will focus on the evolving role of nurses in MS Care.

Registration is obligatory but no registration fee applies.

DRAFT AGENDA: Evolving Nurse Role in MS Care
Industry sponsored MS Nurse Teaching Course, 4 May 2017

11:30 – 11:35  Welcome and introduction - Miguel Ángel Robles, Cemcat (Spain)
11:35 – 12:15  Evolving role of nurses in MS care: Past, present and future - Kitty Harrison, Tergooi (Netherlands)
12:15 – 13:15  Parallel Sessions
                        SESSION A: 
                        Motivational communication (skills) – How to make the most of your time with your patient - Jane Martin, Flow Consulting (UK)

                        SESSION B:
                        MS prognostic factors – At diagnosis and on treatment - Miguel Ángel Robles, Cemcat (Spain); Kitty Harrison, Tergooi (Netherlands)

13:15 – 14:00   Lunch
14:00 – 15:00   Parallel Sessions 
                         SESSION A:
                         Managing patients on new injectable therapies – Focus on daclizumab∗ - Claudia Röder, Pforzheim (Germany) 

                         SESSION B:
                         Blood monitoring on MS therapies – Nurse and patient perspectives - Diane Watts, Royal Hallamshire Hospital (UK)

15:00 – 15:20   Sharing lessons learned from the parallel sessions - Colleen Harris, University of Calgary (Canada); TBC (Canada)

15:20 – 15:30  Closing remarks - Miguel Ángel Robles, Cemcat (Spain)

The full programme can be downloaded here.