The B e TER L e TTER
February, 2020
Volume 15, Issue 6
Director's Letter

As you can see from the schedules below, we are planning for a busy 2020. We hope that you will be able to join us for one or more events. Even if you can not join us in person, we will place as much material on our website as we possibly can, so that you can still learn and share with those of us in attendance.

In this newsletter, you will note that we will soon begin our "community workshop" program for a variety of topics in biotherapy. Workshops will be aimed at specific audiences (i.e., patients, healthcare providers, healthcare educators, etc). Although these courses will be presented intimately and locally, anyone is invited to register and attend, and be part of our "community."

Our programs will be even "BeTER" if you tell us what training you want to attend (or teach). So . . . .

Let us know which of the listed topics you most wish to attend.
Let us know if there are other topics that you would like to learn.
Let us know if you would like to teach at these or future workshops.

Of course, we still offer regional workshops for larger audiences, so let us know if you would like the BTER Foundation to come to your town to present a stand-alone program or a single lecture at your next event.

Finally, the demand for qualified speakers is increasing beyond our capacity. If you are a healthcare professional, interested in speaking about any aspect of biotherapy, contact the BTER Foundation to be added to our speak list. We will then pass on any speaking offers that arise. Some are paid, some offer CME . . . you can specify your requirements, or else let us pass on all opportunities for you to choose individually. We even offer speaker training and supportive materials, should you desire.

With best wishes, always,
R Sherman (signature)
Integrative Healthcare Symposium
This month, the BTER Foundation was invited to present a lecture on Biotherapy at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium. This symposium brings practitioners from all facets of traditional and non-traditional medicine to learn, network, and gain a new sense of aprecaiton for all the healthcare options now offered to patients.

Click the following link to view the Speaker List and the Conference Program. This symposium is taking place in New York Hilton, NY.

  • Conference + Exhibits: February 20-22, 2020

Click here to register for the conference. Don't forget to take advantage of the pre-event registration prices!
Biotherapy Community Workshops
Starting this April, the BTER Foundation will be presenting biotherapy lectures and workshops right in Irvine (Orange County, CA). Here are some of the topics being planned:

  • Basics of Biotherapy
  • Principles and Practice of Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT)
  • Principles and Practice of Leech Therapy (Hirudotherapy)
  • Ichthyotherapy for Psoriasis? Really?
  • Maggot Therapy Workshop for patients and care-givers
  • Workshop for Health Care Educators - Teaching about MDT

Workshops are offered at no cost to BTER Foundation members; most are offered at no cost to the public. CME accreditation is being sought.

Let us know if you would be interested in any of these workshops.
Let us know which workshop(s) you most prefer to attend.
Let us know if there are other topics that you would like to learn.
Let us know if you would like to teach at these or future workshops.
Other Upcoming Biotherapy Conferences
Check out our list of 2020 Biotherapy conferences. And, if we have missed any, feel free to contact us at !

We are booking our 2020 Lecture & Workshop schedule. Please email BTER Foundation for more information, or if you would like to to bring one of our presentations to your community.
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Publication Credits

THE B e TER L e TTER 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:
Brooke Medina

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 Rosen.

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

Administrative Assistant:  
Brooke Medina