Invited Speakers

Dr. Hans Bussmann


Prof. dr. Ulrik Dalgas


Ulrik Dalgas, PhD; Professor, Exercise Biology, Dep. Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Ulrik Dalgas is an exercise physiologist specialized in rehabilitation of neurological patients based at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he is head of a research team specialized in exercise and neurological diseases. In particular most of his research focuses on the effects of exercise therapy in subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS). His main research covers the effects of different exercise modalities (e.g. resistance training and endurance training) and much of his ongoing research focuses on understanding the effects of exercise on brain structure and function. He is previous executive board member and secretary for the European organization Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) and current executive board member for the Danish MS Research Association (DAREMUS). Finally, he has authored more than 170 scientific papers and several book chapters on the topic

Prof. dr. Daphne Kos

KU Leuven (University of Leuven) (B), Professor in Master of Science in occupational therapy
National Multiple Sclerosis Center Melsbroek (B), Scientific Research Rehabilitation

Daphne Kos graduated as occupational therapist (OT) and movement scientist. She worked as OT practitioner, lecturer and researcher and studied fatigue management and assessment in people with multiple sclerosis in her PhD project.

Currently, Daphne Kos coordinates scientific research in the rehabilitation department of the National MS Center Melsbroek and is professor in the OT master programme in KU Leuven (interuniversity programme with Hasselt,Ghent and Antwerp) (Belgium).

Her research domain is situated in the area of neurological rehabilitation, focussing on fatigue, occupational performance, life balance, goal setting and assessment, mainly in multiple sclerosis.

Daphne Kos is President of the Belgian Society for Neurological Rehabilitation (BSNR) and Past President of the international network for best practice and research in Rehabilitation in MS (RIMS).

Prof. dr. Vivian Weerdesteyn


Prof. dr. Ulf Ziemann

Professor Ulf Ziemann, MD
Director of the Department Neurology & Stroke, Co-Director of the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Research expertise: Human motor cortex, excitability, plasticity, motor learning, rehabilitation, TMS, brain state-dependent stimulation, closed-loop stimulation, neuropharmacology, TMS-EEG.
Clinical expertise: Stroke, neurointensive care, neuroimmunology, clinical neurophysiology.
Current positions: Editor-in-Chief of “Clinical Neurophysiology”, ExCo member of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN), Deputy Editor of “Brain Stimulation”, Past-President of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN).
Awards: Richard-Jung Prize of the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Neuroimaging (DGKN), National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, USA) Merit Award, NIH Fellowship Award for Research Excellence. Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher 2020-2022
Publications: 527 peer-reviewed publications, 42 book chapters, 8 Books, Cumulative IF: 2.374, ISI Citations: 36.637, ISI h-index: 94, Google scholar h-index: 117.