College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sam Rhine Genetic Update Conference

Date: November 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center, GVSU

About Sam Rhine

Sam Rhine has crossed the country for 30+ years presenting the latest genetic information to high school students and their teachers. He has also spoken to audiences in Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Vienna, Prague, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Nairobi, Kenya.
 
Sam has devoted himself to genetics education. He is a gifted speaker with a passion to teach the “world” the applicability of genetics to daily living. One expert in human genetics education described Sam as: “one of the most effective human genetics educators in America today”.
 
For the past several years, Sam has concentrated on presenting Genetic Update Conferences (GUC's). These one-day conferences for biology teachers and students are designed to teach the latest in genetic advances, hot research areas, and career opportunities. Sam takes biology from the textbook to the heart by posing ethical dilemmas each will face as technological advances continue.

Topics:

Multifactorial Inheritance for the over 1400 Common Human Diseases
Genome Wide Association Studies with SNPs and CNVs
Personalized Genome Evaluations are here now!

Cloning - Reproductive & Therapeutic Applications

Stem Cells and Medical Applications:
Embryonic SCs and Induced Pluripotent SCs
MSCs - the amazing adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Cancer Stem Cells
 
Who Attends

Students, Teachers, Parents & Community
Many schools bring their AP biology students and also younger students from honors classes. Often those who attend are on a professional track in Medicine or Life Sciences and have completed their high school Biology classes. Many times Middle School students who are part of a Gifted & Talented Program also attend.
 
How to Register
 
Visit the Sam Rhine Website.