The 2021 Biennial Conference of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours

Wednesday, May 12 – Saturday, May 15, 2021 

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson

2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, 0730


Tuesday, May 11, 20121Registration and InSiGHT Orientation
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Official Opening Day I InSiGHT 2021 and Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 13, 2021Day II InSiGHT 2021 and Gala Dinner
Friday, May 14, 2021Final Day InSiGHT 2021


Matt Kalady MD, FACS

Matt Kalady MD, FACS


Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Brandie Leach, MS, LGC

Brandie Leach, MS, LGC


Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH


Cindy R. Borassi

Planning Committee

Colon Cancer Foundation
Port Chester, NY

James Church, MD

Planning Committee

Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH

Jose G. Guillem, MD

Planning Committee

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Heather Hampel, MS, LGC

Planning Committee

Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbus, OH

Fay Kastrinos, MD, MPH

Planning Committee

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
New York City

Patrick Lynch, J.D, MD MD

Planning Committee

Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

InSiGHT 2021 Vision Statement

The  InSiGHT 2021 Jersey City/NYC will be a 3.5-day meeting, similar in structure to previous InSiGHT meetings. Our planned Plenary Sessions will invite the highest level of peer-reviewed abstracts to address key areas. These will include:

  • Personal and Familial Risk assessment with a focus on effective Family Health History Ascertainment, cancer prevention, advances in surveillance technologies and clinical protocols;

  • Novel germline and somatic genetic mechanisms predisposing to hereditary GI malignancy;

  • State of the Art Novel gene discovery including the current science of “missing heritability”;

  • Novel genomic-based therapies;

  • Advances in surgical and endoscopic management of hereditary GI malignancies;

  • Challenging clinical case discussions;

  • The impact of gene panel testing on the genetic and clinical management of the hereditary GI syndromes;

  • Additional sessions will be provided to meet the clinical navigation, optimal quality of life, and psychological support needs of affected individuals and their families.

The program will also provide opportunities through peer-reviewed content and special invited speakers to explore how InSiGHT can optimally position itself to lead globally on key issues such as promoting clinical awareness, education and research on the hereditary GI syndromes.

How will we actually deliver on our vision and “promise” to fully integrate all of the continents on our planet in our efforts?

How can we best provide effective enduring mentorship of the next generation of clinicians and scientists who will take on the clinical and scientific challenges of the hereditary GI syndromes?

What steps can we take, as a global organization, to secure sustainability and growth?

We will also tackle a very special issue; over 20 years after the cloning of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes, how can InSiGHT rekindle an active relationship with big science including, of course, genomics, genetics, and epigenetics to help us advance our collective understanding of the biology of the hereditary GI malignancy syndromes?

This is essential to attract “the best and the brightest” of future generations to our scientific and clinical arena.





Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson

2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, 07302



Enjoy a Savvy Jersey City Experience near NYC.  Staying at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson is the smartest choice, combining breathtaking views, exceptional dining, and the energy of New York City with the tranquility of the waterfront.  Whether for your visit or your event, look no further.

Area Attractions

The Hyatt Regency offers the perfect blend of the energy of New York with the tranquility of the waterfront.

All the excitement of New York City is just one train stop away.

Valet Parking

Weekdays, overnight with in/out privileges – $50 /Overnight

Weekends, overnight with in/out privileges -$38 /Overnight

Daily parking, up to ten hours -$35 /Daily

Weekdays, Vu Restaurant/Lounge, up to 3 hours -$25

Weekends, Vu Restaurant/Lounge, up to 3 hours -$15

Other Transportation Services

A1 Limo Office: (201) 200-1333 | (201) 200-1666

Fax: (201) 985 – 9940


Taxis are easy to hail on the street in Jersey City and New York City. If a taxicab’s top light is illuminated, the cab is available. Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are also available.

PATH Train
The PATH train Exchange Place station is adjacent to the hotel.  PATH trains run within New Jersey Monday-Sunday.   On weekdays, New York City is only one stop away on the PATH train.  Adults – $2.75 (One-way fare)

The Harborside Ferry Terminal is just north of the hotel, and ferries run daily on 2 routes: to Brookfield Place/World Trade Center as well as to Midtown West/West 39th Street. Weekdays 6am – 8pm; weekends 7am – 1130pm.

The Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal is a 5-minute walk south of the hotel, and ferries run daily on 4 routes: to Brookfield Place/World Trade Center, Pier 11/Wall Street, Midtown West/West 39th Street and Belford, NJ. Weekdays 6am – 11pm; weekends 10am – 9pm.



Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020, 11:59 PM ET

Notification of Results: ​January 11, 2021​

These dates are subject to change

Submission Instructions

Abstracts must including title, authors, affiliations and abstract body and may include a table and/or figure.

Please see below for important information and guidelines for your submission.

NEW in 2021- Video Abstracts will be accepted.  See below for more information.


Authors must include first name and last name.

The lead author should be the presenting author.

Affiliations should include associated organization, city, and country. Do not include title or degrees.


Disclosures will be collected after the podium presentations have been selected.

All presenting authors must submit any relevant financial relationships. Disclosures are not required for co-authors.


Please ensure you indicate which theme best represents your abstract in the online portal:

  • Genetics: Research, Germline, Genomics, Variomics
  • Cancer Pathway-Somatic Mutations, Pathology
  • Epidemiology and Registries
  • Clinical: Diagnosis, Endoscopy, Management, Implementation
  • Clinical: Counselling, Psychosocial
  • Chemoprevention
  • Early Onset Colorectal Cancer


Titles are limited to 255 characters including spaces. Do not include abbreviations.


Your abstract must be a maximum of 2,500 characters including spaces (not including your title and author information or any text within tables or images). Abstracts that exceed the word count will be returned.

You will be asked to submit the abstract electronically AND as a Word document. The electronic submission will ensure that you are within the word count limit, and the Word document will ensure that your abstract maintains original formatting in the printed program book.

Note: the electronically submitted abstract will NOT maintain special characters or formatting.

Abstracts should be structured with:

– Background and Aim

– Method

– Results

– Conclusions

  • Standard scientific abbreviations may be used – non-standard abbreviations should be included in parenthesis after the first use of the full word
  • Present sufficient data to support conclusions – it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as ‘data will be presented’ or ‘results will be discussed’
  • Check spelling and grammar. Submitted material will be published in meeting materials – the abstract should, therefore, contain no errors

Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless the author has obtained permission.


  • You can include up to 2 tables and/or figures (e.g., 2 tables, 2 figures or 1 table and 1 figure). Do not exceed this limit or the abstract will be returned.
  • Each table and/or figure should be uploaded separately.
  • Tables and Figures do NOT count toward the 2500 character count.

Submissions not meeting the above specifications will not be accepted and returned to the submitter.


Video abstracts are an accepted form of abstract submission.

For more information on developing and submitting a video abstract click here.

Registration and personal expenses

A condition of acceptance is that at least one author or nominated presenter registers for the meeting.

Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Monday, November 2, 2020. All presenting authors will receive confirmation of their abstract submission via email.

Abstracts will be selected for presentation based on scientific merit. Notification of acceptance for presentations will be acknowledged by email in January 2021.