The 2021 Biennial Conference of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours
2021 Meeting Postponed
It is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to join us for the 9th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT). With a theme of “Saving Lives through Applying Knowledge,” we are assembling a faculty of international experts and highlighting cutting edge research and innovations in the field. It is amazing to think that it has been 30 years since the discovery of the APC gene mutation and its implications in colorectal cancer development and familial adenomatous polyposis. There has been an explosion of information over the last 3 decades and our knowledge grows exponentially with the development of new technologies and techniques. Meetings such as InSiGHT allow for exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge, truly on a global scale. We are proud to welcome guests from around the world to the greater New York City area, one of the financial, medical, and cultural centers of the world. The venue in Jersey City in on the Hudson River waterfront provides spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and downtown Manhattan is only minutes away by frequently running trains, subways, and ferries. I look forward to seeing you in 2021!
- Matthew F. Kalady, MD, FACS, FASCRS
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After extensive discussion, the InSiGHT Council has decided to postpone the May 2021 meeting until the second half of 2022. The decision was first and foremost based on the wishes to keep everyone safe and healthy amidst the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. We had surveyed the InSiGHT membership prior to making this decision. The majority of responses confirmed either the inability to travel due to institutional or national restrictions; or the desire not to travel in these times. We acknowledge that meeting in person and directly interacting with colleagues remains one of the strengths and favorite aspects of the biennial meeting. We are optimistic that this will again be possible in late 2022. Subsequent meeting cycles will then continue every 2 years. Council has also considered the impact this may have on membership dues, and accordingly has extended the length of each member’s term for one additional year from their current expiration date. We will be providing more information as future decisions are made. In the interim, InSiGHT will be exploring ways to provide educational content and updates via video platforms in the coming Spring.
Matthew Kalady, MD
Chairman, InSiGHT Executive Council and 2021 Meeting Chair