Free MDT Lecture Available through March 25, 2018

Time’s almost up to view (for free!) Dr. Ronald Sherman’s recent lecture “Maggot Therapy in Pediatrics – A glorious Past, A Promising Future.” By March 25, 2018, register for the ACME-accredited site, then choose the Biotherapy category to select the lecture:


Check out our Biotherapy Journal Review

Have you seen our Biotherapy Journal Review?  It is targeted to researchers, medical professionals, and laypeople alike.  Each issue includes several reviews of published journal articles within the broad umbrella of biotherapy.  The Biotherapy Journal Review also provides a convenient reference list for each biotherapy discipline, including all research published in that discipline within the last corner.  It is one of many invaluable resources that the BTER Foundation provides, and we encouraged you to view it, as well as archived issues, at

Sales pick up again for Biotherapy Textbook

Springer announced this month that their Biotherapy textbook History, Principles and Practice; A Practical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease using Living Organisms increased sales in 2016 over 2015. This is unusual for a textbook, especially one of relatively limited appeal. Nevertheless, its chapters were downloaded from the Springer website 3,135 times in 2016, and a total of over 12,000 times since its release. This does not even include book sales through Amazon and other retail outlets.

We are excited by this news, because most of the authors (see list of editors/ authors below) are BTER Foundation members who are carrying out the Foundation’s mission by advancing the science and sharing the knowledge of biotherapy.

If you have read the book or even just a chapter, please take this opportunity to review the book on your own website or directly on If you have not yet seen the book, take a look, now. You can download individual chapters from, or purchase a hard copy of the book from or Electronic versions are also available from Amazon Kindle Downloads,  Google Play, and other vendors. 

Biotherapy – History, Principles and Practice; A Practical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease using Living Organisms

Editors:  Martin Grassberger (Vienna , Austria), Ronald A. Sherman (Irvine, California, USA), Olga S. Gileva (Perm , Russia), Christopher M.H. Kim (Seongnam, Republic of South Korea), and Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu (Jerusalem , Israel).

Authors (in addition to those named above): Zemphira Alavidze, Erin Brewster, Theodore Cherbuliez, John C. T. Church, Mary Cole, Nina Ekholm Fry, David E. Elliott, Claire Guest, Guram Gvasalia, Maureen Howard, Elizabeth M. Kutter, David I. Pritchard, Tarek I. Tantawi, and Joel V. Weinstock.

Announcing Biotherapy Facebook Live, beginning June 20, 2017

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 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

Announcing the 10th International Conference on Biotherapy

We are happy to announce the dates of the 10th International Conference on Biotherapy, to be held from October 4-9, 2017, in Istanbul, Turkey! 

Featuring educational opportunities within the fields of maggot debridement therapy, apitherapy (bee venom therapy), helminthotherapy, hirudotherapy, and ichthyotherapy, this is one of the “don’t miss” conferences of 2017 for all biotherapists! 

New Research on Arthritis and the Microbiome

Cutting-edge research points to a connection between the microbiome abd the development (and possibly even the treatment) of arthritis.  

Read a short review of the journal article here, or the original publication here.

Updated 2016 Conferences and Workshops

Happy New Year from the BTER Foundation! As you ring in 2016, be sure to check out our list of updated 2016 conferences and biotherapy workshops. Click on the links to register or pre-register for the conferences. Hope to see you there!

Check out the Twitter feed on the left sidebar, or our News Archives if you want to view older announcements.

Let us know if you have any other news or announcements to share!