Welcome to IMSCOGS 2024

The 10th Annual Meeting of the International MS Cognition Society will take place on September 2–3, 2024 in Bern, Switzerland.

Further details about the event will be published continuously on this page.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open until June 15, 2024.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now open until August 16, 2024.

For the registration you will be forwarded to the website of the IMK.

Program

Monday, September 2, 2024

09:00–09:15

Welcome by the local organizers and the IMSCOGS president

Penner (CH), Chan (CH), Schoonheim (NL)

Session 1: Brain health and MS | Chairs: Penner (CH) & Chan (CH)

09:15–09:45

Introduction to brain health

Bassetti (CH)

09:45–10:15

Brain health and MS

DeLuca (US)

10:15–10:45

Preventative interventions for MS patients

Hulst (NL)

10:45–11:15

Coffee Break and Poster viewing

 

Session 2: The concept of smoldering MS and cognition | Chairs: Enzinger (AT) & Brochet (FR)

11:15–11:40

Smoldering MS: The preclinical view

Küry (DE)

11:40–12:05

Smoldering MS: The neuropsychological view

Benedict (US)

12:05–12:30

Smoldering MS: The MRI view

Schoonheim (NL)

12:30–12:55

Smoldering MS: The clinical neuroimmunological view

Berger (AT)

12:55–14:00

Lunch Break and guided poster tour

Chair: Langdon (UK)

Session 3: Digital assessment and monitoring | Chairs: Benedict (USA) & Hoepner (CH)

14:00–14:30

Lessons learned from the digital BICAMS

Langdon (UK)

14:30–15:00

Isolated cognitive relapses: Does digital assessment help?

Morrow (CA)

15:00–15:15

Speech assessment and cognition

Hammer (CH)

15:15–15:30

The SITEM Loft: An approach to objectify fatigue and cognition

Nef (CH)

15:30–16:00

Coffee Break and Poster viewing

Session 4: Artificial intelligence | Chairs: Tzovara (CH) & Nagels (BE)

16:00–17:00

Pro/Contra session on the topic: «AI will change cognitive MS care within the next ten years»

Nagels (BE) & van Schependom (BE)

17:00–17:15

How to apply AI techniques on electrophysiological signals

Tzovara (CH)

17:15–17:30

AI modelling of electrophysiological correlates of cognition in MS

Rossi (BE)

17:30–18:30

Assembly/Board meeting

19:00–23:00

Official IMSCOGS Dinner

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Well-known and new rehabilitation strategies (joined ISMCOGS & RIMS session) | Chair: Brichetto (IT)

09:00–09:20

Neurorehabilitation of cognitive deficits using an adaptive cognitive exergame

Sokolov (CH)

09:20–09:50

Metacognition, Neuroeducation and Meditation

Penner (CH)

09:50–10:10

First results of the NEMMI studyy

Monschein (AT/CH)

10:10–10:30

The CogEx study in progressive MS

Brichetto (IT)

10:30–11:00

Coffee Break and Poster viewing

The power of exercising | Chairs: Ruet (FR) & Paul (DE)

11:00–12:00

Exercise and cognition in MS: From evidence to promotion in clinical practice

Sandroff (US) & Motl (US)

12:00–12:15

Should exercise training be at high intensity?

Bansi (CH)

12:15–12:30

Exercise training, cognitive training or both? Evidence and conclusion from a comparative analysis

Gyger (CH)

12:30–13:30

Lunch Break and guided poster tour

Chair: Schoonheim (NL)

Comorbidities (fatigue, depression, anxiety) | Chairs: Penner (CH) & DeLuca (US)

13:30–14:00

Fatigue and MS: New assessement approaches

Grothe (DE)

14:00–14:30

Depression

Gold (DE)

14:30–15:00

Anxiety

Hancock (US)

15:00–15:30

Summary and farewell

Chan (CH) & Penner (CH)