ITA Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals


Global leadership in intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation.


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.


  • 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.


  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.