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April/May 2017                                                            Volume 13 Issue 4
  Director's Letter
The BTER Foundation is pleased to announce a new, free program for Biotherapy Education: Biotherapy Facebook Live! We will be hosting a monthly program of live lectures, interviews, and question/answer sessions on our Facebook page. Biotherapy Facebook Live! is a direct result of having received an overwhelming majority of survey responses from people who requested this type of programming. We will begin the programming next month. You can read more about this below, and on our website. If you have any specific topics or interview guests to suggest, just let us know. If you have an interesting story to share, please consider being our guest on the live program. All programs will be archived for those who can not view them live.

We also want to let you know that, in order to decrease your in-box clutter, and in order to free some time for us to devote attention to our new and expanding services, we will be decreasing the frequency of this newsletter to bimonthly publication.  As always, if you want to share a past or forthcoming event or news item with the biotherapy community, send us a note.

Lastly, in case you missed it, be sure to check out our Winter 2017 Biotherapy Journal R eview for our take on some of the most cutting-edge biotherapy research.  You can find it, as well as archived issues, at

With best wishes, always,
R Sherman (signature)  
Ron Sherman

Biotherapy Facebook Live!
The BTER Foundation is pleased to announce a new, free program for Biotherapy Education: Biotherapy Facebook Live! We will be hosting a monthly program of live lectures, interviews, and question & answer sessions on our Facebook page.  Joining us is easy - simply go to our Facebook page, like and follow us to receive notifications, and visit the page at the scheduled time (typically Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm PST).  See you there!


  • June 20 - 12-1 pm PST (3-4 pm EST) Common issues in administering Maggot Therapy - with Dr. Ron Sherman
  • July 18 - Topic TBA
  • August 22 - Topic TBA
  • September 19 - Topic TBA
  • October 17 - Topic TBA
  • November 14 - Topic TBA
  • December 12 - Topic TBA

Biotherapy Around the World

Biotherapy Journal Review

Did you know that the BTER Foundation also publishes the Biotherapy Journal Review?  For in-depth reviews of recent research, as well as extensive lists of recently published journal articles with their abstracts, view our Winter 2017 Biotherapy Journal Review here.

How to talk about Helminthic Therapy with your Doctor
Are you, or a loved one, interested in helminthic therapy?  If you are, take a look at this detailed article that gives helpful thoughts and tips about how to discuss helminthic therapy with your medical professional.

Read the Article  here.
2017 Biotherapy Conferences

We have recently updated our list of Biotherapy-related conferences for 2017. We will continue publishing it in our monthly newsletter, but you can also find it on our website at
September 29-October 4;  45th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress , Istanbul, Turkey

October 4-7, 2017; Wild on Wounds; Las Vegas, NV, USA
Lecture and Hands-on Workshop led by BTER Foundation's Dr. Ron Sherman

October 4-9; 10th International Conference on Biotherapy; Istanbul, Turkey

October 26-27; 5th World Congress on Targeting Microbiota, Berlin, Germany

November 2-3;  Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA; San Diego, CA, USA

November 28-30; 3rd Annual European Microbiome Congress; London, UK

Publication Credits

THE BeTER LeTTER is published by:
BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation
36 Urey Court, Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-246-1156 / Fax: 949-679-3001
Ronald A. Sherman

Assistant Editor:
Amy Lajiness

Contributing Writers:
Dr. Sagiv Ben-Yakir, Dr. Jose Contreras-Ruiz, Dr. Robert McKie, Dr. Jacques Oskam, Sheri Rosen, Dr. Pascal Steenvoorde, Dr. Tarek Tantawi, Catalina Wang,
Dr. Shou Yu Wang. Your name could be here!

Foundation Consultants:
Eve Iversen, Dr. Alana Jolley, Amy Mendez, Joanne Preston, Dr. Aletha Tippett

Foundation Board:
Ronald A Sherman (Chair);  Sagiv Ben-Yakir; Chris Kleronomos; Samuel G Kohn (Treasurer); Sheri Rosen.

Past Board Members:
Donna Beales Sharon Mendez; Pamela Mitchell; Randall Sullivan

Administrative Assistant:
Amy Lajiness
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