Creation of ITA



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.