Abstract submission, nurse grants and early bird

Dear colleague,

May we kindly remind you of the following upcoming deadlines:

  • 28 February: abstract submission deadline
  • 11 March: application nurse bursaries deadline
  • 20 March: early bird deadline


Join us in Ljubljana, Slovenia from Thursday 20 until Saturday 22 June for the RIMS Annual Conference “Crossing the Interface to Explore New Possibilities”, for an exciting programme focusing on the following areas:

  • Beyond Europe
  • Integrated Care
  • Technical Opportunities
  • The Sociological Perspective
  • Lessons from the Laboratory

The Conference is preceded by a Teaching Course on Falls in MS, a Teaching Course on Upper Extremity & Modern Technology, a PhD Session and a Nurse Training Programme.

Furthermore, participants have the possibility to attend one of the Special Interest Group meetings(Patient Autonomy, Communication & Swallowing, Psychology & Neuropsychology, Occupation, Mobility, Bladder, Bowel & Sexuality).

The full programme is available on the website www.rims-annualconference.org/Ljubljana2019


All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations:

  • There is poster viewing for all accepted abstracts
  • There are express sessions for a selection of accepted abstracts (oral presentation of 1 minute – on stage) – using 1 ppt slide
  • There are platform presentations for a selection of accepted abstracts (oral presentation of 10 min – on stage) – using PPT slides

Submission deadline: Thursday 28 February, 2019 (11:59 PM CEST)

Submit your abstract here.


RIMS has the pleasure to offer travel grants to nurses to enable attending its Annual Conference. Thanks to the sponsorship of Biogen, we can waive the registration fee and (partially) cover travel and accommodation costs for the selected nurses. Application details will soon be available on the website.

Application deadline: Monday, 11 March 2019 (11:59 PM CEST)


Register before 20 March and benefit from the early bird fee! Registration should be done online via the registration tool available on the website www.rims-annualconference.org/Ljubljana2019 RIMS members can register at a reduced rate!

When completing an Individual or Group Annual Conference Registration, an additional participation to one of the teaching courses can be purchased. However, it is not obligatory to purchase an Annual Conference Registration to be able to register for a Teaching Course.


Ljubljana is one of those surprising European cities you might not have heard much about, but upon visiting, you quickly realise it’s a secret little gem. Ljubljana is one of the smallest capitals of Europe. This is a big plus, as everything you want to see or do is within a reasonable distance, which makes it a great destination for a short stay!

We look forward to welcoming you in Ljubljana!

The Scientific and Organising Committees

Vincent de Groot – Prof., The Netherlands
Jenny Freeman – Prof., United Kingdom
Jaume Sastre Garriga – Prof., Spain
Piet Eelen – RN, MSc., Belgium
Giampaolo Brichetto – Dr, Italy
Daphne Kos – Prof., Belgium
Christian Dettmers – Prof., Germany
Anders Skjerbaek – MSc, Denmark 
Uroš Rot – Prof., Slovenia 
Jelka Jansa – OT, MSc., Slovenia