Carmen Ribes- Koninckx (MD, PhD)is presentely the head of the Paediatric Gastroenterology Unit of La Fe Children’s Hospital which is the is the reference hospital of the Comunidad Valenciana
( » 4.750.000 inhabitants) for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology patients.
She has more than 20 years experience in Paediatric Gastroenterology, with special reference to diagnosis and treatment of CD and clinical research in this field, resulting in four Ph D ( at the Valencia University and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid ).
She has been involved in a number of international collaborations with scientists both within Europe and other countries.She has coordinated proyects both on a national and international level, mostly concerning the efficiency of serological diagnostic methods. She is also involved in studies measuring gluten contents in foods and will contribute to establish in the gluten intake by infants enrolled in the study. She is main investigator and co investigator in several projects on CD supported by EVESP, the Instituto de Salud Carlos III and FIS, the latest project concerning the characterization of the genetics of CD in the Comunidad Valenciana, through family studies.
She is a member of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and of CDEUSSA, and is advisor of several Celiac Patient Associations in Spain .