October, 2021
Volume 17, Issue 8
Director's Letter
Greetings ,

The next BioTherapy Live! broadcast is coming up on Tuesday, October 19 at 2:00 pm EDT (11:00 am Pacific Time). The program will focus on your leech therapy questions and answers. Tune in live with your questions, or submit your questions in advance and watch the recording for our answers. Better yet, if you listen live, you can help answer the questions! I am looking forward to a lively discussion about hirudotherapy.

The Zoom link, for watching live, is below. If you can not participate in the live program, watch the recording on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel afterwards.

Advancing healthcare through education and research in biotherapy,
R Sherman (signature)
Biotherapy Live! (and recorded)
The next broadcast of Biotherapy Live! will be on October 19 at 11:00 am PDT (2:00 pm Eastern Time). Future webinars are tentatively scheduled to air live on the third Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Programs will be posted on our Facebook page and YouTube channel shortly thereafter.

  • October 19, 2021: Hirudotherapy - Questions & Answers
  • November 16, 2021: To Be Announced

To join the meeting on Zoom, go to:

Meeting ID: 938 6223 9768
Passcode: 504239

To join by phone, find your local number at:

Want to suggest a topic or speaker? let us know!

Human Animal Interaction Journal Club Meeting

If you are interested in the use of vertebrate animals for therapy, service, or emotional support, then check out the Human Animal Interaction Journal Club. The next Journal Club meeting will be held on October 20th, 10-11AM Mountain Time.

This month's discussion will be led by Maria Cruz, BSc. & BA (Hons.) and Paul de Groot, Captain Ret. Canadian Army. The topic will focus on the article by Williamson, Dell, Chalmers, Cruz and De Groot, entitled: Strengthening Zooeyia: Understanding the Human-Animal Bond between Veterans Living with Comorbid Substance Use and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and their Service Dogs. Access the article here.

To join the conversation, register

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The BTER Foundation is now on Instagram. We will be posting exclusive photos from our lab and general updates regarding live webinars and events on the page. Please feel free to follow us @BTERFoundation.

Supporting the Foundation through AmazonSmile
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Biotherapeutics Education And Research Foundation" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us, at no extra cost to you.
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How it works:

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3. Select "Biotherapeutics Education And Research Foundation" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
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 Editors:
Albert Nguyen

Contributing Writers:
Dr. Sagiv Ben-Yakir, Dr. Jose Contreras-Ruiz, Sheri Rosen,
Dr. Pascal Steenvoorde, Dr. Tarek Tantawi,
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 Cameron.

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

Administrative Assistant: 
Albert Nguyen