Welcome to Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association
As we approach the holiday season in the midst of challenging times throughout the world, I wish the IRTA community the very best and also highlight the collaborative spirit that our Association seeks to encourage. Our global association brings together diverse experts and cares for patients around the world which is a needed example to those around us.
In that spirit, we are glad to announce the international collaboration opportunity “Genetic Mutations in Intestinal Transplantation” led by Dr Ceulemans and colleagues at Leuven and open to all IRTA centers. This genotyping study examining Crohn’s Disease related polymorphisms in intestinal transplant recipients is detailed in the following link:
While sample collection and IRB documentation are the responsibility of the collecting center, genotyping and transport costs and analysis costs are being provided by Leuven. Please email Dr. Ceulemans for additional questions.
Also, the scientific committee led by Rob Venick, MD, has been successful in getting the new and improved Intestinal Transplant Registry transitioned and operational. Thank you to the more than 40 centers that have already entered new or updated past data. Many of you participated in the data webinar early this year. Data from the general data report will be made available to IRTA members shortly and the center reports will be emailed soon by Dr. Everly. For those of working to enter data, the registry web link can be found here:
If you have not already done so, please renew your membership in the IRTA today. Joining the IRTA will give you access to the transplant registry now housed at the Terasaki Foundation, as well as help connect you with our community and our committees that will benefit from your participation. You can apply to become a member of the IRTA here:
Finally, the agenda for CIRTA in Paris in July 3-6, 2019 is set and available at:
The meeting will be an exciting collaboration with a combination of workshops, seminars and Key Note Sessions. Stay tuned for our next IRTA eblast to announce the 2019 webinar schedule and other council updates in 2019- including site selection for the 2021 CIRTA Congress!
George Mazariegos, MD
IRTA President on behalf of the IRTA Council
Request for international collaboration in a Multicenter retro-and prospective observational cohort study on "GENETIC MUTATIONS IN INTESTINAL TRANSPLANTATION (GEM-IT)" - supported by the IRTA
IRTA Council Meeting at CIRTA 2017
2017-2019 IRTA Council
|PRESIDENT||George V. Mazariegos, MD, FACS|
|PRESIDENT-ELECT||Simon Horslen, MB ChB FRCPCH|
|PAST PRESIDENT||Debra L. Sudan, MD|
|SECRETARY-TREASURER||Gabriel E. Gondolesi, MD|
|COUNCILORS||Yaron Avitzur, MD
Laurens Ceulmans, MD, PhD.
Mihai Oltean, MD, PhD.
Robert Venick, MD
|ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL||Beverly Kosmach-Park|