The conference takes place from Thursday 9th May till Saturday 11th May.
Thursday 9th May is an EMSP Members' only day.
Friday 8th and Saturday 11th are public.

Pre-registration for specific parts of the programme is mandatory. Check the programme and the registration page.

The programme will be updated on a regular basis to add session and workshop topics and speakers.

During the conference, public sessions are organised on the following topics:

  • Latest developments in Brain Health in a digitalised world

  • Access to new technologies to MS patients: trends vs. real needs

  • Digital health and Patient Report Outcomes: how to influence decision-making processes (pricing, reimbursement, QoL indicators)

  • How can improved policies support the further development of digital health in MS management:

    • Priorities of the MS community across Europe

    • Role of MS organisation and patients in influencing policies

Thursday 9th of MAY

10:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:30

15:00 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:30

18:00 - 22:00

Annual General Meeting

Members’ NETWORKING LUNCH

Members’ workshop

BREAK

Members’ workshop

Parallel workshop: Strengthening capacity and authority of Baltic countries MS (incl Belarus). In Russian language.

Members’ SEATED DINNER and excursion to Vilnius’ Old Town (PRE-REGISRATION MANDATORY for both dinner and excursion, offered by EMSP)

Pedro Carrascal & Elisabeth Kasilingam

Friday 10th of MAY

9:15 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:30

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:20

14:20 - 15:20

15:20 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:00

19:30

Opening session: Preparing the future today

  • EMSP – 30th anniversary

  • Welcome from Lithuania

  • Key note address

Session I: Setting the scene: latest developments in brain health in a digitalised world

  • MS research agenda: how can digital health improve patients’ involvement in MS research?

  • Multi-disciplinary approach in rehab: how can digital health improve this?

  • A patient-centered approach with digital health innovation.

  • What are the latest priorities on digital health policies at European level? Inequalities to address and key issues.

  • A young person’s perspective on digital health in MS management to improve QoL.

  • Questions and Answers

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Session II: Research and innovation in digital health for MS

  • Latest key developments in research and innovation in digital health for MS.

  • Innovation example of a digital tool that could help improve quality of life of people with MS

  • Panel discussion/ interactive session: what are the expectations from the patients communities, whom should be made aware and collaborate for further successful implementations?

NETWORKING LUNCH

Motivational speaker

Session III: Digital health & MS: geographical and generational gaps

  • Panel discussion

  • Questions and answers

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Session IV: Digital health and PRO: to influence decision-making processes (pricing, reimbursement, QoL indicators)

  • Panel discussion: How can digital support data collection from patients?  What would be the methods acknowledge and use by authorities (EMA, national HTA bodies, etc.)?

  • Question and answers

GALA DINNER (PRE-REGISRATION MANDATORY, fee not included in conference registration)


Pedro Carrascal, President EMSP

Tadas Jačiauskas, President Lithuanian MS Union

To be confirmed

Moderator: to be confirmed

Sabina Brennan, Trinity College Dublin

Daphne Kos, University of Leuven, RIMS

To be confirmed

Nicola Bedlington, European Patients Forum

Susanna van Tonder, EMSP Young People’s Network


Moderator: to be confirmed

Marcello Moccia, University College London

Ignacio Aizpún VIÑES, ATAM, mutual support organisation

Marcello Moccia, Ignacio Aizpún VIÑES, Georgina Carr

To be confirmed

Moderator: Donna Walsh

To be confirmed

Moderator: To be confirmed

To be confirmed

SATURDAY 11th MAY

9:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 17:00

Opening 2nd day

Just Doing It: Life with MS, testimonials from three MS patients

Clinical Research Workshop (PRE-REGISTRATION MANDATORY, fee is included in conference registration)

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Clinical Research Workshop (second part)

Call for Action and closing

BUFFET LUNCH

Excursion to Trakai Island Castle (PRE-REGISTRATION MANDATORY, offered by the Lithuanian Multiple Sclerosis Union)

To be confirmed

Amandeep Donna Nahal, Advocate

European Centre for Clinical Research Training

European Centre for Clinical Research Training

Elisabeth Kasilingam