Fundación Ribera Salud

Ribera is a business group that has been a public and private healthcare service provider since 1997. Its aim is to transform the way of working and innovate healthcare management. The group manages hospital projects and specialised healthcare services in Spain, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. It has a University Nursing School and a Professional Training Centre, a purchasing centre, a laboratory division, a technology company and a foundation that is dedicated to research, training and health promotion.

Ribera is a responsible health company, and its 9.200 professionals works to improve the health and well-being of citizens.

Its social commitment remains clear through multiple initiatives that, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, provide value to both current and future society and contribute to the sustainability of healthcare systems.

Role in the project

One of the main objectives of Ribera is to reduce uncertainty about the evolution of breast cancer, thanks to the prediction model, as well as the response to drugs, which will allow the treatment of patients to be personalized earlier and with more certainty.

Within ODELIA, Ribera contributes MRI data (images from approx. 2,400 exams) for the development and testing of the ODELIA swarm learnign model for enhances breast cancer screening. Ribera will be involved in demonstrating the feasibilty of Swarm Learning (WP1), training the AI algorithm (WP2), providing feedback on the front-end development and bridging the gap to clinical usability (WP4), and contribute to the dissemination efforts and policy recommendations (WP7).

Julia Camps

Julia Camps Herrero, a breast radiologist for more than 20 years and currently holds the position of Corporate Head of the Breast Area in the hospitals of the Ribera Group since 2019, leading a transversal and innovative project that integrates the work of all the professionals dedicated to breast pathology in five hospitals.

She studied at the Faculty of Medicine in Valencia and later trained as a radiologist at the General Hospital of Alicante, complementing her training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for 6 months. At the end of the specialty, she began working as a general radiologist at the Verge Dels Lliris Hospital in Alcoi and later moved to the Ribera University Hospital in Alzira from 1999 to 2019 where she subspecialized in abdominal radiology and breast radiology, holding the position of Head of the Radiology Service from 2006 to May 2019.

Since 1999, she has been dedicated to clinical breast research, integrating all diagnostic techniques in collaboration with all specialists in the Breast Area, with special interest in breast magnetic resonance imaging, mammography with contrast and minimally invasive interventional techniques (vacuum-assisted biopsies). She is currently interested in the application of radiomics (advanced image analysis) to precision medicine.

She has been a guest speaker in Latin America and Europe in more than 350 presentations. Author of 21 original articles, 11 book chapters and 75 posters and oral communications related to Breastfeeding. She has actively participated in numerous scientific committees: She has been the president of the Breast Committee at the European Congress of Radiology in 2012, of the scientific committee at the Spanish Breast Congress in 2015, and has been a member of various scientific committees in Spain, Europe and Latin America for the last 15 years. She is currently the vice-president of the Spanish Society of Breast Imaging (SEDIM) and from 2018 to 2020, she was the president of the European Society of Breast Radiology (EUSOBI).

What inspires her: using breast imaging diagnostic techniques to help personalize treatment for each patient under the motto “less is more,” i.e., demonstrating that diagnostic and interventional techniques in breast radiology can help define which patients will or will not benefit from treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

Her research interests cover imaging technology evaluation, risk-adaptive screening, and the use of artificial intelligence to improve the early detection of cancer.

Aitor Lopez

Aitor Lopez is a professional IT Manager at Futurs with more than 20 years of experience helping people with IT problems.

Passionate about English language, software and hardware, media, Internet, new technologies. He has worked for the best companies around the world such as IBM, Morgan Stanley, Centene, France Telecom, Goverment of Spain, putting his body and soul to the task he is assigned.


Beatriz Benito

Beatriz Benito graduated in Chemistry from the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid and continued her training by completing the Master’s Degree in Clinical Trial Management.

Since 2018 she has been dedicated to clinical research, she began her working career within the Quirón Group Hospitals, being part of the team for the development of clinical research and teaching strategies at the hospitals of Catalonia and Aragon. As Project Manager, his role was to manage clinical trial protocols, aspects of submissions to ethics committees, and databases (data collection, review, follow-up, and consultation).

After a few months at GEICO (Spanish Ovarian Cancer Research Group) in charge of the management of European projects, preparation, presentation, execution and monitoring of them, she made the leap to Ribera Salud in 2023. She is now part of the team of Project Managers of the RIBERA group working for the Ribera Salud Foundation.