Dear Colleagues and Friends

The 16th Annual RIMS Conference will be held in Turku, Finland. Turku is the European Capital of Culture 2011. This time the conference has along the scientific program two major reasons to celebrate:  the Finnish MS Society 40 year's and RIMS 20 year's anniversary.

It is a pleasure to invite you to Finland on this occasion on 13-14 May 2011. The theme for the conference is Lifelong perspective: Rehabilitation for MS patients with complex needs.

RIMS is a network of European centres dedicated to research, care and rehabilitation in the field of Multiple Sclerosis. The conference offers a unique opportunity to connect with colleagues from several European countries. International opinion leaders and experts involved in the management of Multiple Sclerosis will address the following issues: Age and MS, The safety profile of current and emerging MS drugs, Compliance and patient education, Research in MS physiotherapy and Rehabilitation guidelines.
The conference will be a great opportunity to present and discuss original studies and posters. Like previous years, the best RIMS oral and best RIMS poster will be given awards.

We look forward to meeting you in Turku, May 13-14 2011. There is no doubt we will have a successful conference in Turku, and one made all the more valuable by your participation. The scientific programme and social events enable participants to find, and network with, old and new friends and colleagues from around Europe. RIMS 2011 and Turku, the European Capital of Culture 2011, surely offer the participants lots to see and experience.


Join us in Turku 13-14 May 2011!


Eija Luoto

Finnish MS Society
Helena Ylikylä-Leiva
Chief Executive Officer     

Scientific committee
Juhani Ruutiainen
MD, Chairman