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January/February 2018                                                   Volume 14 Issue 1
  Director's Letter
Thanks to your support, we made it through another year of challenges and achievements.  Over the coming months, we will be detailing it all in our Annual Report.

For now, we are busy populating our 2018 calendar with educational events, patient support opportunities, and research.  Some of these programs have been long-time successes; others will be new experiments, reflecting our constant drive to optimize our resources - and your opportunities - for education and support.

As always, we welcome your input.  If you have experiences to share, research to discuss, or services to provide, just let us know.  If you would like to be on our Biotherapy Live! program, or have an idea for the broadcast, let us know!  If you need a speaker or just some advice, let us know. If you have a talent to share - teaching, writing, broadcasting, etc - let us know! 

In this issue of the newsletter, you can check out some of the biotherapy events happening in the U.S. and around the World. Let us know what you think - we are always happy to hear your thoughts, questions, and other contributions to our community.

Remember - You make us B eTER.

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

Biotherapy Facebook Live! BiotherapyFacebookLive
We have been thrilled with the guest lecturers on our Biotherapy Facebook Live program, and are in the process of updating our technology in order to present a more professional, seamless webinar.  We are on a temporary hiatus from our Biotherapy Facebook Live program until our technology updates are complete, and look forward to sharing more exclusive biotherapy content with our viewers at that time.
Biotherapy Around the World
"Seeing Eye Horses" 101
Have you ever seen a "seeing eye 
horse?"  They are a highly-in-demand alternative for those individuals who are unable, for allergy or religious reasons, to use a "seeing eye dog."

Phage on bacteria by Graham Colm; public domain
Phage Therapy Gathering Steam
MIT Technology Review discusses the growing field of Phage Therapy in this article.  Phage Therapy can be used as a means of treating antibiotic-resistant infections, and is a promising area of biotherapy.

2018 Biotherapy Conferences BiotherapyConferences

January 25, 2018; Lecture by Dr. Ronald Sherman:   "Maggot Therapy in Pediatrics - A glorious Past, A Promising Future." Grand Rounds at Childrens Mercy; Kansas City, KS, USA Open to the public; For more information, or to RSVP, contact contact Teresa Shepherd at

January 31, 2018; Lecture by Dr. Ronald Sherman: "Biotherapy - What is it and Why Should We Care?" Orange County Health Care Agency, Santa Ana, CA.   12:00 PST.   Seating is limited, so if you are planning on attending, please RSVP.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact

August 13-15, 2018; 7th Academic Conference on Traditional Veterinary Medicine held at Wingate Academy College, Netanya, Israel.  Registration information coming soon; Abstracts for Presentations, Research Papers and Poster Presentations are being accepted through March 31, 2018.  Please email BTER Foundation at  Presentations, Research Papers and Poster Presentations

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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