Annual RIMS Conference: November 26 - 27, 2021

Digital edition

Please note abstract submission is now closed.
Submitters will be contacted with the results on September 22.

Your abstract submission

RIMS highly appreciates the presentation of (research) projects or common practice. Participants are offered the possibility to submit an abstract for the poster of oral (platform presentation).

Abstracts have to be submitted via the available link at the right by Wednesday September 1 (23:59 CEST). Please indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation.

Have a look at the "call for abstracts" information below for detailed information on the submission procedure and criteria.


  • September 1 (23:59 CEST): Abstract submission deadline
  • September 22: Abstract notification regarding acceptance/non-acceptance
  • September 28: Early bird deadline

Abstract Submission Details

Submission Groups

According to the sessions of the Scientific Programme:

  • Neuro-biological Effect of Rehabilitation
  • Digital Health
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Other

During the submission proces you will be asked to select a submission group and subgroup, according to the programme.


The Scientific Committee of RIMS will grant the two following awards:

Awards for best poster 
Awards for best oral presentation 

The Awards will be announced during the Award Session on Saturday morning, November 27, 2021.


Possibilities to present your abstract

Authors that submit an abstract will be asked to indicate their preference to participate in the oral presentations. The reviewers will make a selection of the submitted abstracts that qualify for the express sessions or the platform presentation.

  • Poster Express session for a selection of accepted abstracts (oral presentation of 1 minute, pre-recorded) on Friday afternoon.
  • Platform Presentations for a selection of accepted abstracts
    (oral presentation of 10 minutes, pre-recorded - followed by a live panel discussion) at the end of each session.
  • Poster viewing for all accepted abstracts. An online poster area will be created for the digital edition.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission criteria: 

  • Abstracts should be uploaded via the abstract submission system which is accessible via the Conference Website. Please use the internet browser "Google Chrome" to upload your abstract.

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically in .doc/docx format and should be written in English.

  • It is the author's responsibility to fill in all data correctly and completely. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

  • At the time of submission, the material should not have been published or accepted for publication. Encore abstracts are accepted but not favoured.

  • Follow the guidelines as mentioned here closely before submitting you abstract.

  • The title of the abstract should include all the words crucial for a subject index.

  • The body of the abstract should be limited to maximum 300 words.

  • The subject should involve the results of a specific (research) project.

  • In addition, there should be a title submitted with a maximum of 45 characters.

  • The submitting author should be one of the main authors.

  • The submitting author is presumed to be the presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation.

  • If the abstract has more than one author, the main author should be clearly identified (fe: label: 'main author:').
    The following basic information of the main author should be included in the abstract itself: institution, city and country (click here to view an example of the lay-out).

  • If the abstract has one or more co-authors, the information should be clearly identified in the abstract itself.
    The following basic information of each co-author should be included in the abstract itself: institution, city and country (click here to view an example of the lay-out).


Please note:

General Framework for Abstract Submission

  • The submission of abstracts is welcome and highly appreciated.
  • Abstracts should be submitted via the available link on the conference website and on Wednesday September 1, 2021 (23:59 CEST) at the latest.
  • All correspondence concerning the abstract will be sent to the submitting author/co-author who is responsible for informing any other co-author(s) of the status of the abstract.
  • All submitted abstracts that fulfill the submission criteria, will be screened and considered for presentation by reviewers, appointed by the Scientific Committee, which will send a notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts to the submitting author via email.
  • We do not accept non-authors to present, only authors/co-authors.
  • The presenting author of an abstract must register for the congress. The Organising Committee reserves the right to exclude the abstracts  from the programme for which registration is not duly completed within the deadline advised (September 28).
  • Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other abstracts later, you may use your personal access codes (email and password). Corrections to abstracts can only be made until September 1 (the deadline of abstract submission).
  • Accepted abstracts are published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal (digital version). Only abstracts of registered authors will be included in the Journal.
  • There is no cost linked to abstract submission or poster presentation.
  • Late breaking abstracts will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts with commercial content will not be accepted.
  • Posters will be displayed in an online poster area.