SINGAPORE 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR GASTROINTESTINAL HEREDITARY TUMOURS (InSiGHT)

Jointly Organised by: 

© 2019 by Insight Asia

Welcome Message

Assoc Prof Joanne Ngeow

On behalf of InSiGHT Asia Organising Committee

Dear Friends,

On behalf of InSIGHT, we are very pleased to invite you to the inaugural InSiGHT Asia meeting in Singapore (May 29-31). The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) is an international multidisciplinary scientific organisation. Our aim is to improve the quality of care of patients and families with any hereditary condition resulting in gastrointestinal tumours. We are pleased that this meeting brings together Singapore Society of Colorectal Surgeons (SCRS), Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO) and the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore (GESS) to jointly co-organise and host this meeting. There have been tremendous strides in understanding the role genetics play in cancer development. Much of this progress has been led by consortia such as InSiGHT in advancing knowledge and clinical care for patients and families at risk of hereditary gastrointestinal tumours. Through dedicated global research over the past five decades, InSiGHT has been able to improve outcomes for families with Lynch Syndrome, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer and many others.

 

Singapore and many countries in the region have recently launched precision medicine initiatives that aim to improve infrastructure and access for patients and families. We hope that this meeting will help bring together clinicians, researchers, nurses, caregivers and patients so that we can understand the challenges facing Asia and how we may advance the field together through collaborative education, research and shared clinical experience. This inaugural meeting will bring together surgeons, gastroenterologists, oncologists, geneticists, genetic counsellors, nurses, researchers and policy makers from across Asia. We will invite countries from the region to share their current practice and clinical case challenges so as to better understand the clinical and research gaps unique to Asia.

 

On behalf of the InSiGHT Asia organising committee, we would like to invite you to participate in this definitive meeting on Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours in the region in 2020. 

 

We look forward to meet with you!