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International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours - 5th Biennial Meeting

  May 18, 2012  

International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT), Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia
28th - 31st August, 2013

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 associated satellite meetings: the Australasian Cancer Genetics Meeting; August 26th - 27th and the Human Variome Project to be held 28th August as part of the InSiGHT meeting.

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 guided excursion to the surrounding Cairns rainforest and the Conference Dinner.

Organized by: InSiGHT - Meeting Makers acting as secretariat
Invited Speakers: Download & print the flyer here: http://www.meeting-makers.com/insight/flyer.pdf



The conference will be held at the "The Cairns Convention Centre " which is located in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia.

Cairns is a diverse, modern and colourful tropical city and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef which is undisputed as one of the world's most important natural assets with over 2,800 individual reefs and 616 islands. The wet tropical rainforest which surrounds Cairns is one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Nature. It is home to the largest range of plants and animals and the oldest rainforest on earth.

Conference Times and Dates

A Satellite meeting of the Australasian Familial Breast Cancer Group (KConFab) will take place from 26 - 27 August, beginning with a Welcome Reception on the 25th August. We encourage you to attend if you are able. A joint registration package for both meetings will be available. The KConFab 2013 meeting Website is not yet available.


Invited Speakers

Johan T. den Dunnen

Leiden University Medical Centre

Andrew Biankin

Co-lead, Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative, a member of the
International Cancer Genome Consortium, Head, Pancreatic Cancer Research, Cancer Program, Garvan Institute of Medical Research; Professor, Conjoint Appointee University of New South Wales. Consultant
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) and Upper GI Surgeon, Sydney; Chairman, NSW
Pancreatic Cancer Network.

Sean Grimmond

Director of the Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland.

Diether Lambrechts

Head of the Laboratory of Translational Genetics, KU Leuven, Belgium

Sean Tavtigian

Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences
Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Others to be advised

Specific Details


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

KConFab Satellite Meeting (Australasian Familial Breast Cancer Group)

  • Sunday 25th August 2013: Welcome Reception 6.00 - 7.30 PM
  • Meeting begins Monday 26th August 2013
  • Crossover with InSiGHT on Wednesday 28th August 2013 before end.

Wednesday 28th August 2013

  • InSiGHT Registration opens: 8.30 AM
  • Human Variome Project: themes related to cancer genetics & KConFab crossover
  • Registration &
  • Welcome Reception 6.00 - 8.00 PM
Thursday 29th August
  • Registration Open: 8.00 AM
  • Meeting begins: 8.30 AM - 4.00 PM
  • Excursion begins: 4.00 PM (TBC)
Friday 30th August
  • Meeting continues
  • Conference Dinner: Cairns Shipping Terminal (TBC)

Saturday 31st August

  • Meeting continues
  • Meeting ends: midday (TBC)


We have secured ample exhibition space - please contact us to discuss any opportunities.


Deadline for Abstracts: 31st April 2013. There will be ample opportunity to present posters also.

Registration Fees & everything else you need to know about travel and accommodation etc.... is on the meeting website: http://www.meeting-makers.com/insight/


Please direct your questions or expression of interest to the meeting secretariat - Ms. Rania Horaitis, Meeting Makers -



E-mail: rania@variome.org
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