Official Sections CTRMS ISVCA IPITA IPTA ISODP IRTA IXA SPLIT TID

History & Mission

The Intestinal Transplant Association (ITA) was born in 2003 reflecting the joint vision of the late Professor Richard Wood and Kareem Abu-Elmagd at the VIth International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium in 1999.

The participants in the VIIIth International Small Bowel Transplantation Symposium held in Miami on September 13, 2003, unanimously voted to establish the Intestinal Transplant Association (ITA) as a formalized and unified group of professionals with a common interest in intestinal failure, intestinal rehabilitation, and intestinal transplantation. This proposal was later put forth before the Council of The Transplantation Society (TTS) who accepted the ITA as a Section within The Transplantation Society.

VISION

Global leadership in intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation.

Mission

The mission of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association is to save and enhance the lives of patients with intestinal failure using innovative nutritional, medical, surgical and transplant therapies through education, policy development and research.

Values

  • Collaboration:
    Working closely with IRTA members, scientific societies, health organizations, and governments.

  • Advocacy:
    Speaking out on issues of concern to our constituency.

  • Quality:
    Promoting excellence through interdisciplinary teamwork.

  • Integrity:
    Acting on the highest standards of ethical practice.

Goals

  1. Enhance communication and organizational effectiveness by using the TTS administrative support to hold quarterly Council meetings, organize biannual symposium, periodic newsletters, and other scientific activities.

  2. Create a community of practice through development of clinical practical guidelines and educational materials.

  3. Facilitate research by creating a repository of information and fostering proposals to enhance the scientific and academic mission of the Intestinal Transplant Registry (ITR).

  4. Increase membership by outreach to other relevant scientific communities including gastrointestinal associations, transplant societies, and other allied health and patient advocacy organizations.