ECTRIMS2010

ECTRIMS 2010: Gothenburg, Sweden · 13-16 October 2010

Welcome

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a pleasure inviting you to the 26th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the 15th Conference of Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) which will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 13–16 October 2010.

Over the past few years new insights have been gained in the dynamic field of MS research. This has changed our view of the disease, clinical methods and strategies for diagnosis, in addition to which treatment and monitoring of disease activity have been refined. Based on an improved knowledge of the immune system and its involvement in the pathogenesis of MS several immunomodulating / immunosuppressive drugs are now being tested and promise to increase our therapeutic options in the near future.

Nevertheless comprehensive multidisciplinary care and symptomatic treatment also play an important role in improving quality of life for people with MS. By organising for the 4th time a joint ECTRIMS and RIMS meeting, we intend to further foster collaboration and knowledge exchange in this very important area.

We hope that the programme of ECTRIMS/RIMS 2010 that is centred around fundamental mechanisms of importance for the aetiology and the pathogenesis of MS; evolving MS therapies; cognitive and behavioural dysfunctions; and progress in MS rehabilitation, will meet with your interest.

Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city and major port, located on the beautiful west coast, offers the visitor many historic sights, museums, cultural events and shopping opportunities. The congress venue, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, is located in the city centre within walking distance from most of the hotels. This will facilitate an active participation in the meeting with the possibility of also enjoying the atmosphere of the town.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Gothenburg, in October 2010. We are certain to have a most successful and exciting meeting which will give you lots of opportunities to improve on existing and create new contacts.

J. Lycke
Chair ECTRIMS 2010

E. Luoto
RIMS President

M. Clanet
ECTRIMS President

L. Kappos
ECTRIMS Secretary