22nd Annual RIMS Conference Registratrion - 4-6 May 2017 Barcelona
 
Thursday 04/05/2017
11.30-15.30Teaching Course: Optimizing dysphagia management in MS [More Info]
CEMCAT

OPTIMIZING DYSPHAGIA MANAGEMENT IN MS
11.30 - 11.40 Welcome and workshop introduction – Dr. I. Galán
11.40 - 12.00
Dysphagia in MS – speaker TBC
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 WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOP A: DYSPHAGIA MANAGEMENT VIA TELEPRACTICE IN MS
Dr. H. Bascuñana & Ms. Marta Renom
WORKSHOP B: ELECTROSTIMULATION FOR DYSPHAGIA IN MS
Dr. Rosa Terré & Ms B. González Rocamora

14.45 - 15.30 WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOP A: DYSPHAGIA MANAGEMENT VIA TELEPRACTICE IN MS
Dr. H. Bascuñana & Ms. Marta Renom
WORKSHOP B: ELECTROSTIMULATION FOR DYSPHAGIA IN MS
Dr. Rosa Terré & Ms B. González Rocamora

Teaching Course: Clinical application of 3D gait analysis in MS [More Info]
GUTTMANN
Speakers:
Dr. Bertram Müller (Clinical Scientist)
Dr. Josep Medina (Head of Functional Rehabilitation Area)
Sra. Cristina Martin (Physiotherapist)

Schedule:
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)
Teaching Course: What do we know about neuropsychological rehabilitation in MS? [More Info]
ALIMARA Llavorsi ("B")

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

12:30 - 13:30 How does neuropsychological rehabilitation act on neural level - Iris Penner

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Future of neuropsychological rehabilitation in research and clinical practice - discussion and short presentations from the participants 


Industry Sponsored MS Nurse Teaching Course [More Info]
ALIMARA Sitges ("D")

Session title and agenda can be found on the dedicated page for Industry Sponsored Teaching Courses
15:30 - 16:00Transfer to the conference venue
Bus Transport
16:00 - 19:00SIG Patient Autonomy: Empowering persons with MS: from information to coping initiatives
ALIMARA Rupit ("D1")
SIG Communication & Swallowing: Dysarthria in MS: What is already known?
ALIMARA Favencia ("H")
SIG Bladder, Bowel & Sexuality: Recommendations to manage bowel and sexual dysfunction In MS [More Info]
ALIMARA Julia ("I")

Agenda:
Presentation of SIG recommendations for bowel management in pwMS -final version

Presentation SIG agenda for the next two years:

  • Questionnaire about management of sexual dysfunction in Rehab Centers for PwMS
  • In-between meeting with SIG Psychology and Neuropsychology about sexual dysfunction
  • Recommendations for sexual management in PwMS
SIG Occupation: Shaping the future of MS rehabilitation through Occupational therapy [More Info]
ALIMARA Montblanc ("D2")

16.00 WELCOME
CHAIRS: Sofie Ferdinand, Jelka Jansa
16.10 DAPHNE KOS: Opportunities and challenges in current and future OT practice
16.40 PETRA WAGAN: Domestic work division and satisfaction in cohabiting adults: Associations with life satisfaction and self-rated health”.
17.00 HEIDI VISBY JACOBSEN: Changing paradigms in Occupational Therapy in Denmark
17.20 DISCUSSION
17.30 BREAK
17.45: MARIJKE DUPORTAIL & SOFIE FERDINAND:Occupational Therapy for PwMs in European Centres (from 1994 to 2001) and our future challenges.
18.05: JELKA JANSA: Occupational Therapy Practice Models for PwMS
18.20: DISCUSSION
18.50: CONCLUSIONS

SIG Mobility: Balance: pitfalls and opportunities
ALIMARA Llavorsi ("B")
SIG Psychology & Neuropsychology: Sexual dysfunction in MS and its impact on patient's life - how to speak about - how to measure - how to treat
ALIMARA Augusta ("J")
19:45 - 20:45Welcome cocktail [More Info]
ALIMARA Foyer and Garden
Speaker: Peter Feys, Prof Dr, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut (BIOMED)

Friday 05/05/2017
09:00 - 10:45Session Chairs [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Peter Feys, Prof Dr, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut (BIOMED)
Jaume Sastre-Garriga, Prof, MS Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat)
09:00 - 09:15WELCOME [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Speaker: Peter Feys, Prof Dr, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut (BIOMED)
Speaker: Jaume Sastre-Garriga, Prof, MS Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat)
09:15 - 10:00OPENING LECTURE: MS: a 30 Years' Tale [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Speaker: Xavier Montalban, Prof
10:00 - 10:45KEY NOTE 1: The Rehabilitation Treatment Taxonomy Framework [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Marcel Dijkers, Dr, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY; Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
10:45 - 11:15Coffee Break
ALIMARA Foyer, Cadaques, Llavorsi and Llivia (Posters, Exhibition & F&B - "Foyer, A, B, C")
11:15 - 12:45BREAK-OUT 2: Innovative Outcome Measures [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Chair(s): Alessandra Solari, Dr, Instituto Neurologico Carlo Besta
Chair(s): Lluís Ramió-Torrenta, University of Girona, Hospital University Josep Trueta
Speaker: Giampaolo Brichetto, Dr, Italian MS Society Foundation
Speaker: Christian Enzinger, Prof Dr, Medical University of Graz
Lectures: 
  • Giampaolo Brichetto: 'Predicting MS with Patient Centred Outcomes (PCOs): a machine learning approach'
  • Christian Enzinger: 'fMRI to monitor RHB interventions'

Oral Presentations (8 min):
  • Federica Corona: "Kinematic analysis of “hand-to-mouth” task in people with Multiple Sclerosis"
  • Leena Maria Heikkola: Cognitive fatigue and language in MS – Quantitative and qualitative analysis of semispontaneous oral narratives
  • (CANCELLED) Oiane Rilo: Maintenance of the default mode network functional connectivity through an integrative group-based cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
  • Morten Riemenschneider: Muscle fatigability in persons with multiple sclerosis – preliminary data.
BREAK-OUT 1: Empowerment and Social Participation [More Info]
ALIMARA Sitges (BREAK OUT - "D")
Chair(s): Daphne Kos, Dr, KU Leuven
Chair(s): Päïvï Hämäläinen, Prof, Finnish Neurosociety / Masku Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
Speaker: Paola Mosconi, Dr, IRCCS Mario Negri Institute
Speaker: Petra Wagman, Dr, Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare
Lectures:
  • Paola Mosconi: 'Empowering through information'
  • Petra Wagman: 'Balance in Life'
Oral presentations (8min)
  • Jana Pöttgen: Sexual dysfunctions in people with MS in relation to neuropsychiatric aspects and its psychological treatment: A scoping review 
  • Anne Christin Rahn: Audio-visual patient information materials on key study statistics for people with multiple sclerosis: results from a web-based randomised controlled trial and a qualitative pilot study 
  • Cathy Bulley: Scoping the Needs of Families and Carers of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (the SNOFLAC-MS study) : A Rapid Realist Review and Evaluation 
  • Astrid Karnøe Knudsen: Four themes to address when designing eHealth solutions for people with MS 

12:45 - 14:00Lunch & Poster Viewing
ALIMARA Foyer, Cadaques, Llavorsi and Llivia (Posters, Exhibition & F&B - "Foyer, A, B, C")
14:00 - 14:30Special Reports on RIMS Projects [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Speaker: Daphne Kos, Dr, KU Leuven
Speaker: Alessandra Solari, Dr, Instituto Neurologico Carlo Besta
Lectures:
  • Daphne Kos: E-Education: MSNurse Pro - Rehabilitation Module
  • Alessandra Solari: Guideline on Palliative Care
14:30 - 15:15Industry Sponsored Symposium [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
See the Satellite Symposium tab on the website-Programme for more details on the program (topic, speakers, ...)
15:15 - 16:45Free Communications 1 (Platform Presentations and Q&A) [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Chair(s): Jenny Freeman, Dr, University of Plymouth
Chair(s): Jelka Jansa, University Medical Centre Ljubljana
Oral presentations (8 min)
  • Massimiliano Pau: Are static and dynamic balance abilities correlated in people with Multiple Sclerosis?
  • Jacob Callesen: Reliability of the Six Spot Step Test
  • Ilse Lamers: Responsiveness of upper limb outcome measures in people with multiple sclerosis: an European RIMS multi-center study.
  • Davide Cattaneo: Disease-specific functional disorders and falls: comparisons between Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson Disease and Stroke.
  • Susan Coote: A preliminary investigation of sleep, symptoms and physical activity in inactive people with MS.
  • Micaela Porta: Hourly trends of physical activity in people with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Giuseppina Pilloni: Evaluation of Stroop color word test as cognitive task to investigate cognitive motor interference during walking in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nov Shalmoni: Spatio-temporal parameters of gait in teenagers with multiple sclerosis
  • Asiye Tuba Ozdogar: Restless legs syndrome and related factors in persons with multiple sclerosis
Free Communications 2 (Platform Presentations and Q&A) [More Info]
ALIMARA Sitges (BREAK OUT - "D")
Chair(s): Anders Romberg, Dr, Masku Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
Chair(s): Jana Pöttgen, Dr, University of Medical Center, Hamburg Eppendorf
Oral Presentations (8 min)
  • Blathin Casey: Objective Physical Activity Levels in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Meta-Analysis.
  • Fanny Van Geel: Fatigue and motor fatigability in persons with multiple sclerosis: relation between different upper limb muscles, and with use of the arm in daily life
  • Linda Renfrew: The impact of FES on gait speed in MS: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Ludovico Pedullà: Developing an integrated core set for the evaluation of handwriting movement in people with multiple sclerosis
  • Gesa Elena Pust: Influence of emotional distress factors on the severity of fatigue symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis after induction of fatigue
  • Adnan Heric-Mansrud: Cross-sectional study of pain and symptom clusters in MS
  • Laura Comber: Medications and falls in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Maxime Valet: Simplified protocols and indices of aerobic capacity among patients suffering from multiple sclerosis with mild neurological disability
  • Yonca Zenginler: Comparison of the Effects of Two Different Balance Systems on the Balance, Functionality and Fatigue of Multiple Sclerosis Patients
16:45 - 17:30Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
ALIMARA Foyer, Cadaques, Llavorsi and Llivia (Posters, Exhibition & F&B - "Foyer, A, B, C")
17:30 - 18:15EXCEMED Satellite Symposium [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Gaining empowerment by reducing MS burden and costs
18:15 - 19:15RIMS General Assembly
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
20:00 - 22:00RIMS Networking Dinner (not included in Conference Registration)
Restaurant: Can Travi Nou

Saturday 06/05/2017
09:00 - 10:45Session Chairs [More Info]
No location
Chair(s): Päïvï Hämäläinen, Prof, Finnish Neurosociety / Masku Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
Chair(s): Christoph Heesen, Prof Dr, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
09:00 - 09:15WELCOME
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
09:15 - 10:00KEY NOTE 2: Cognitive Reserve in MS [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
James F. Sumowski, Prof
10:00 - 10:45KEY NOTE 3: Neurobiology of Rehabilitation Interventions: the Stroke Case [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Nick Ward, Dr
10:45 - 11:15Coffee Break
ALIMARA Foyer, Cadaques, Llavorsi and Llivia (Posters, Exhibition & F&B - "Foyer, A, B, C")
11:15 - 12:45BREAK-OUT 3: Innovative Rehabilitation Aproaches [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Chair(s): Peter Feys, Prof Dr, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut (BIOMED)
Chair(s): Vincent De Groot, Prof Dr, VUmc Amsterdam
Speaker: Jan Mehrholz, Prof Dr, Klinik Bavaria Kreischa
Speaker: Birthe Dinesen, Dr, Aalborg University
Lectures:
  • Jan Mehrholz: 'Innovative RHB approaches in stroke'
  • Birthe Dinesen: 'Personalized telehealth in chronic diseases'

Oral Presentations (8min):
  • Alessandra Solari: Randomized controlled trial of a home-based palliative approach for people with severe multiple sclerosis
  • Susan Coote: Effect of a 10-week MS exercise programme on muscle strength and aerobic capacity in inactive people with MS
  • Jens Bansi: High intensity endurance exercise increases cognitive functions and reduces peripheral matrix metalloproteinase - 2 levels in presons with MS - A randomized controlled trail
  • Elaine Coulter: Web-based physiotherapy for people moderately affected by Multiple Sclerosis: a feasibility multi-centre study

BREAK-OUT 4: Employment [More Info]
ALIMARA Sitges (BREAK OUT - "D")
Chair(s): Ulrik Dalgas, Aarhuis University
Chair(s): Raul Pelayo, Dr, Guttmann Institute
Speaker: Pedro Carrascal, Multiple Sclerosis Spain
Speaker: Diane Playford, Dr, UCL London
Lectures:
  • Pedro Carrascal: 'Global MS Employment Report 2016'
  • Diane Playford: 'Vocational Rehabilitation'

Oral Presentations (8min):
  • Dennis van Gorp: The value of work- correlates of sustained employability in workers with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Claudia Marck: Change in employment status and associations with quality of life: a longitudinal international study of people with MS
  • Turhan Kahraman: The Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire: Translation and cross-cultural adaptation into Turkish and assessment of validity and reliability
  • Ambra Mara Giovannetti: Characteristics of PwMS depending on the level of working difficulties: a cross sectional study using the MSQ-Job questionnaire

12:45 - 13:30Poster Express 1 [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Chair(s): Peter Feys, Prof Dr, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut (BIOMED)
Chair(s): Vincent De Groot, Prof Dr, VUmc Amsterdam

Oral Presentations (2min):
  • Claudia Marck: Adherence and health outcomes after a multimodal lifestyle educational intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: three year follow-up
  • Silvia Erika Kober: Train Your Brain: Neurofeedback for Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Minna Salakari: Web-based self-care support for MS patients and their significant others
  • Karin Riemann-Lorenz: Barriers and facilitators of long-term adherence to physical activity in MS – an international interview and survey study
  • Rachel Dennett: Participants’ Experience of a Web-based Physiotherapy Programme for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Does it impact physical activity levels?
  • Britt Normann: Effects of 6 weeks GroupCoreDIST compared to standard care on balance and walking in ambulant people with multiple sclerosis: A single blinded Randomised Controlled Trial
  • Andrea Tacchino: The effect of yoga in people with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Laura Bonzano: Is there a center for cognitive reserve in multiple sclerosis? The role of the right BA40 in cognitive performance
  • Valeria Studer: Effects of an intensive, multidisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation program in subjects with multiple sclerosis with different levels of disability: preliminary data
  • Asiye Tuba Ozdogar: Effects of a 6-month yoga program on physical and psychosocial status in persons with multiple sclerosis
  • Asiye Tuba Ozdogar: The immediate effects of a patient education meeting on health locus of control of persons with multiple sclerosis and their family members
  • Ambra Bisio: How do people with MS deal with changing directions during walking? A novel approach to evaluate gait disabilities in MS
  • Denise Anastasi: Assessing dynamic stability in People with Multiple Sclerosis: developement of new instrumented indexes
  • Andrea Giordano: Prospective validation of a short version of MSQOL-54 (MSQOL-29): Preliminary findings
Poster Express 2 [More Info]
ALIMARA Sitges (BREAK OUT - "D")
Chair(s): Ulrik Dalgas, Aarhuis University
Chair(s): Raul Pelayo, Dr, Guttmann Institute

Oral Presentations (2min):
  • Marie Ernst Christensen: Is there a relationship between MS-related fatigue and dietary intake - a systematic review.
  • Rachel Dennett: Effectiveness and User Experience of Web-based Interventions for Increasing Physical Activity in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Systematic Review
  • Kamila Rasova: The effectiveness of Functional Electrical Stimulation on balance and gait in people with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Jeanette Richwood: A modified version of the UK group-based fatigue management programme FACETS for an inpatient setting in Norway
  • Kamila Rasova: Functional motor disorders: diagnostic and treatment options for patients with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Yonca Zenginler: Evaluation of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
  • Turhan Kahraman: The presence of musculoskeletal pain and its distribution among the body regions in persons with multiple sclerosis: a preliminary study
  • Minna Salakari: Neurological nurses in need of modern tools for patient education and empowerment - Creating a nationwide web-based MS-Station
  • Ingrid Galan: Singing in a choir in the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Catalonia (Cemcat): its value as a rehabilitation tool
  • Maarit Karhula: Quality of life and symptoms of multiple sclerosis predict participation and autonomy in persons with multiple sclerosis
  • Chris Heesen: Understanding MRI imaging in MS (UMIMS) – development of a web-based education tool
  • Andrea Giordano: Managing the transition to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: a scoping review
  • Dennis van Gorp: Personality differences in employed and unemployed patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
13:30 - 14:30Lunch & Poster Viewing
ALIMARA Foyer, Cadaques, Llavorsi and Llivia (Posters, Exhibition & F&B - "Foyer, A, B, C")
14:30 - 15:15Free Communications 3 (Platform Presentations and Q&A) [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Chair(s): Piet Eelen, NMSC Melsbroek
Chair(s): Ingrid Galán, MS Centre of Catalonia (Cemcat)

Oral Presentations (8min):
  • Massimiliano Pau: Smoothness of gait, but not spatio-temporal parameters, are altered in early stages of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ambra Mara Giovannetti: MS diagnosis: quality of life and adjustment
  • Turhan Kahraman: Balance related explanatory factors of the six-minute walk test in persons with multiple sclerosis
  • Anders Guldhammer Skjerbæk: Substantial discrepancy between patient reported and actual walking distance in persons with multiple sclerosis – A part of the Danish MS Hospitals Rehabilitation Study
Free Communications 4 (Platform Presentations and Q&A) [More Info]
ALIMARA Sitges (BREAK OUT - "D")
Chair(s): Diane Playford, Dr, UCL London
Chair(s): Leonie Ruhaak, Nieuw Unicum, The Netherlands

Oral Presentations (8min):
  • Gillian Quinn: Frequency and Consequences of Falls in MS
  • Giancarlo Coghe: Impact of brain atrophy on walking in multiple sclerosis patients with low disability: a dual task study.
  • Giampiero Merati: Post-exercise heart rate recovery and variability in patients with multiple sclerosis.
  • Astero Constantinou: Factors associated with dysphagia in MS: A prediction model to assist in identification of people at risk
15:15 - 16:00RIMS HONORARY LECTURE: "A 30 Years' Perspective on MS Rehabilitation" [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Chair(s): Peter Feys, Prof Dr, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut (BIOMED)
Speaker: Jürg Kesselring, Prof Dr, Rehabilitation Centre Valens Switzerland
16:00 - 16:45Awards, President Address, Presentation of Next Conference [More Info]
ALIMARA Gran Salo Mediterrania (Plenary Room - "E+F+G")
Peter Feys, Prof Dr, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut (BIOMED)