Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to CIRTA 2021.
We are delighted to invite you to join us for the world’s leading conference in intestinal failure, rehabilitation and transplantation in 2021. The challenges of the covid-19 pandemic may have changed the way we can interact with each other for now, but the need for the highest quality care for our patients with intestinal failure remains.
Our Congress will bring together the world’s leading researchers and experts in the management of these rare diseases. We have used our famous Kiwi can-do attitude and ingenuity to carefully design an innovative and exciting Congress which will work just as well for those people joining us online and those that are able to travel to join us in person in Auckland.
The Congress will have all the usual interactive components we have come to expect from CIRTA – Meet-the-Professor sessions, debates, State-of-the-Art lectures, workshops, oral and e-poster presentations, surgical videos and much, much more. Our agile timetable works across time zones so that networking with colleagues near and far will be seamless.
Our programme is more exciting than ever before, incorporating the strong Allied Health component of CIRTA, and addressing the real-life challenges we face every day in managing intestinal failure and transplantation. What is the best way to feed a patient with intestinal failure? What should we do if our patient are reluctant to advance feeds? How do we manage patients who live a long way from our hospitals? When should we refer them for transplantation and what is the latest evidence about outcomes?
All these topics and many, many more await you. Submit your abstract today. Mark the dates in your diary. We are ready for you!
Dr Helen Evans & Dr Amin Roberts, Congress Convenors
Cate Fraser-Irwin, Congress Allied Health lead