Creation of ITA

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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.

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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.