Students and Teachers – Register now for the Genetic Update Conference

Sam Rhine

Please join us for the annual Genetic Update Conference presented by Dr. Sam Rhine.  This year’s conference will be held Monday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Grand Valley State University Allendale campus.

Sam's four-hour Genetic Update Conference is packed with the newest discoveries and applications in medical genetics and tissue engineering. It is designed for high school teachers and their students and is the field trip that will excite learning and influence career decisions.  Sam Rhine combines his expertise in genetics with his passion for teaching. He has been educating teachers, students, medical professionals and layman, both nationally and internationally, about recent advances in genetics for over 25 years.

2017 Topics:

  • Cancer Mutations: Oncogenes & Tumor Suppressors
  • Cancer Stem Cells / Asymmetric Mitosis / Cell Cycle Control
  • #1 Source of Human Cancer Causing Mutations is.....
  • Inherited Predispositions? / Environmental Factors? / Copy Errors?
  • CRISPR Update: gene editing in human embryos

Each school, with their pre-registration will receive an updated set of conference notes the week before the conference. Only those who pre-register will receive information regarding time changes, delays, postponements, cancellations etc.

  • 8:30 to 9:00 – Check in and pay registration fees
  • 9:00 – Conference begins
  • 10:30 to 10:40 – Break
  • 11:40 to 11:45 – Stretch Break
  • 12:30 – Conference ends

FREE parking available in GVSU lots H and K only. 

The cost is $20 per person (teachers and/or students), which includes a light snack and notes outlining the topics of the day.  All registration is online. Please visit

GVSU students and faculty are welcome to attend as their schedules allow.

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