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International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours - 5th Biennial Meeting

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 to Saturday, 31 August 2013 from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Australia


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The Final Programme is available for viewing here.


Professional Development

This educational activity has been approved by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour (maximum 23 points) in Category 4: Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills towards 2013 CPD totals.


It is with great pleasure, on behalf of InSiGHT that we extend a warm invitation to our conference that will take place in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia - the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage areas meet; the Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

The meeting officially convenes on Wednesday afternoon the 28th of August with a Welcome Reception and ends Saturday 31st August around midday. The meeting will have the associated satellite meetings:

We therefore encourage you to participate by registering and submitting your abstract for an oral or poster presentation, or simply join us to meet others and learn the latest in Colon Cancer Genetics. So, come along and immerse yourself in not only an educational meeting, but also a warm and friendly meeting. You can do all this while enjoying the fantastic surroundings and experiences Cairns has to offer.

Registration to the conference also includes a Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner. An optional excursion to the surrounding Cairns rainforest that includes dinner is also available.

You may also take out a joint registration package that includes both the Familial Aspects of Cancer meeting and the InSiGHT meetings (26th - 31st August) should you wish to attend both meetings.




Click the photo left to view the Cairns Convention Centre

video to find out more about the venue and Cairns.


Click here to go to find out more about InSiGHT




  • James Church
  • Johan T. den Dunnen
  • Mark Jenkins
  • Patrick Lynch
  • Christophe Rosty
  • Rodney Scott
  • and more....


Abstract Submission is now closed.


Poster Presentations

· The poster should be designed in a “portrait” format.

· Maximum poster dimensions are 110 cm wide and 113 cm long.

· Please adhere to this size limit or else your poster will be covered by your neighbour’s!

· Posters should be mounted at the time of registration on the 28th August before the 1st coffee break. They will remain mounted for the duration of the meeting and can be taken down at the end of the day on the 30th August or after 11.00 am on the 31st August.




Cairns Convention Centre
Corner Wharf & Sheridan Streets
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Download the InSiGHT meeting flyer above the map on the right.






Monday 26th August 2013 - Tuesday 27th August 2013

Wednesday 28th August 2013

  • Registration opens: 8.00 AM
  • Meeting beings 9.00 AM: Human Variome Project, PEDIGREE, FCC themes related to cancer genetics
  • InSiGHT Welcome Reception 5.30 - 7.00 PM

Thursday 29th August

  • InsiGHT meeting Registration Open: 7.30 AM
  • Meeting begins: 8.00 AM - 4.00 PM
  • Excursion begins: 4.00 PM (Optional Extra, tickets may be purchased during registration)

Friday 30th August

  • InSiGHT Meeting continues
  • Conference Dinner; Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, time 7.30 PM

Saturday 31st August

  • InSiGHT Meeting continues
  • Meeting ends: 12.30 PM

What's Included in the InSiGHT Registration Fee (28th - 31st Aug.)?

  • Access to The Human Variome Project, PEDIGREE & Family Cancer Clinics crossover day on Wednesday 28th August
  • All coffee breaks
  • Lunch on 28th, 29th and 30th of August
  • Welcome Reception on 28th August on the terrace at the Cairns Convention Centre
  • Gala Dinner at the historic Cairns Cruiseliner Terminal
  • Quality satchel
  • Great networking and educational sessions
  • Opportunity to attend Familal Aspects of Cancer meeting (26th, 27th) at a reduced rate if a joint package is taken

What's not included?

  • Excursion on Thursday 29th August (tickets may be purchased)


All costs in Australian dollars. Fee includes administrative costs, and all the above inclusions.

InSiGHT Member Delegate (you can join InSiGHT here)

EARLYBIRD (until 31st May 2013) - $875
EARLYBIRD plus Familial Aspects of Cancer Meeting combination (until 31st May 2013) - $1,200

REGULAR (from 1st June to 17th August 2013) - Add $100 to Earlybird
LATE (from 18th August 2013 onwards) - Add $200 to Earlybird


InSiGHT Non- Member Delegate

EARLYBIRD (until 31st May 2013) - $950
EARLYBIRD plus Familial Aspects of Cancer Meeting combination (until 31st May 2013) - $1,275

REGULAR (from 1st June to 17th August 2013) - Add $100 to Earlybird
LATE (from 18th August 2013 onwards) - Add $200 to Earlybird



EARLYBIRD (until 22ND JUNE 2013) - $600. 
EARLYBIRD plus Familal Aspects of Cancer Meeting combination (until 31st May 2013) - $995

REGULAR (from 1st June to 22nd June 2013) - Add $100 to Earlybird  



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NOTE!  The Website will AUTOMATICALLY SWITCH to the new rates when the date changes to the new rate so register early to get the Earlybird benefit!


Accompanying Persons

Accompanying Persons are most welcome to attend the Welcome Reception, Excursion and Conference Dinner only if tickets have been pre-purchased. You can do this at the time of registration or by contacting the secretariat prior to the conference. Costs to be advised.



We have secured ample accommodation for all styles and budgets nearby the conference centre. Accommodation and travel details may be found on the "Accommodation" page of this website.  PLEASE BOOK BEFORE THE END OF JUNE TO SECURE YOUR ROOM.

Traveling to Cairns

Cairns international airport has direct flights from Asia and Europe and is linked to North America via all major Australian cities so is easily accessible. The airport is only a short drive from the city centre and the convention centre. More information is available on the Travel & Visa Page (see tab above).

Internet Access

We will provide wifi access throughout the conference centre so encourage you to bring your laptops, tablets and other wireless devices. 

Speaker Ready Room

All presenters MUST load their presentation into the appropriate session on the computer provided in the Speaker Ready Room at least 30 minutes PRIOR TO THE SESSION. We will not be chasing you - it is up to you to provide your presentation ON TIME!



Tours to the world heritage listed rainforest, great barrier reef, snorkelling, diving and more can be booked from our agent. Please visit their website.



Registration does not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior coming to the Conference. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expense and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the Conference Secretariat nor the Organsing Committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.