Silke van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel is a Pediatric Pulmonologist and Director of the CF Clinical Research Center at the CF Center Cologne, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany. She has been a specialist in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergology and CF since 1995 and is now a Senior Consultant at the University Children's Hospital. Dr. van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel has been a Protocol Review Committee Member as well as Executive Committee Member of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Clinical Trial Network (ECFS-CTN). In 2018, she became Director of the ECFS-CTN and also a Board Member of the ECFS. Dr. van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel has been principal or lead principal investigator in numerous industry-sponsored clinical trials in the field of CF for over 20 years.