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Volume 6; Issue 4 July / August, 2010
Dear Ronald Sherman,
5051_Earl_Bathurst_Cocklewood_Harbour_(c) Mike Crowe
Chalk another one up for Biotherapy!
The past 20 years have seen dramatic advances in the Biotherapy research and acceptance into mainstream medicine. Milestones like FDA marketing clearance and insurance reimbursement highlight these advances. The latest evidence of acceptance of biotherapy into mainstream health care comes in the form of sponsorship for the upcoming (8th) International Conference on Biotherapy, which will be held this year in North America (Los Angeles).

University of Cincinnati LogoOne of the event's sponsors is the University of Cincinnati, and its program for Continuing Medical Education. The University of Cincinnati
is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. See for yourself: UC designated ICB-2010 for a maximum of
25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity). There is no greater recognition than this.

Please join us in thanking all those at University of Cincinnati for their support and confidence in Biotherapy and the upcoming Conference. Better yet, thank them in person by joining us at ICB-2010.

Register now before fees increase or hotel rooms run out!

Read more about the Conference below, or check out the Conference website: www.bterfoundation.org/icb/icb2010.htm.

/Ron Sherman
2010 International Conference on Biotherapy
5051_Earl_Bathurst_Cocklewood_Harbour_(c) Mike CroweThe 8th International Conference on Biotherapy is coming to America!
Mark your calenders, make your reservations:
Los Angeles, November 11-14, 2010
This is the first time that the acclaimed Conference has been held in North America. The schedule includes 4 days of clinical and research developments in maggot therapy, leech therapy, helminthic therapy, phage therapy, hippotherapy, diagnostic canines and more. You can find additional information and registration materials at: www.bterfoundation.org/icb/icb2010.htm.

Want to submit a paper or poster? Hurry! - this is the last month to submit abstracts. 

Want to get hands-on training in Maggot therapy? Leech therapy? Bee venom therapy? And earn educational credits and certification at the same time?  Hurry! - this is the year that all this is possible.

Want to hear the latest information about biosurgery, cancer-detecting dogs, viruses that  eradicate infection and the self-destruct when the infection is cleared? Hurry! - before the reserved (discounted) rooms are all gone, or the early-bird registration period is over.

Want to meet and network with the world's leading Biotherapy users and researchers, shakers and movers? Hurry! - before ICB-2010 in Los Angeles passes you by. 

And while you are in town . . . Join the Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course & International Conference (see below). AND . . . enjoy Universal City, Hollywood, and sunny Southern California!
Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course
and International Conference (CMACC)
Learn the ancient Art & Science of APITHERAPY - the medicinal use of products from the beehive: honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, bee venom and beeswax. Join The American Apitherapy Society, as they present the next Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course and International Conference (CMACC), November 11-14, 2010, at the Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City Hotel, Universal City, California 91608 USA.

You can attend sessions for both the International Conference on Biotherapy and the CMACC at the same time, in the same location!  Contact the staff at either conference to find out more. 
BTER Foundation Membership
Are you a member of the BTER Foundation?
If so, Thank You for supporting the organization that has brought biotherapy to hundreds of patients, and information to hundreds of thousands. This would not be possible without all of our volunteers and members.

If you are not yet a member . . . please review all of the benefits of membership.

This year, membership will pay for itself as a discount to ICB-2010. Members have access to our entire Biotherapy Library, for less than the cost of ordering one or two scientific papers from the publisher (based on the dues for Community and Student members).

Other benefits include: free educational materials, free insurance billing assistance, discounts on workshops and conferences, and more.
Upcoming Conferences & Events
International Conference on Biotherapy
Los Angeles, November 11-14, 2010
www.bterfoundation.org/icb/icb2010.htm.

Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course
and International Conference (CMACC)
Los Angeles, November 11-14, 2010
http://www.apitherapy.org/

MDT Workshops

Wild on Wounds; September 23-25; Las Vegas, NV
Workshop & Certification at ICB-2010, Los Angeles, November 14, 2010.

Leech Therapy Workshops
Workshop & Certification at ICB-2010, Los Angeles, November 14, 2010.

Bee Venom Therapy Workshops
Workshop & Certification at ICB-2010, Los Angeles, November 14, 2010.

Conferences with BioTherapy Lectures & Exhibits
Wild on Wounds; September 23-25; Las Vegas, NV
Symposium on Adv Wound Care (SAWC-Fall); Sept 23-25; Anaheim, CA
Diabetic Limb Salvage; October 14-16; Washington, D.C.
International Conference on Biotherapy; Los Angeles, November 11-14
Am Assoc of Equine Practitioners; December 4-8; Baltimore, MD

How about a Workshop in Your Town?
To arrange a maggot therapy or leech therapy workshop in your community, contact the BTER Foundation. Local and national experts are available to provide 1-hour lectures, full day workshops, and anything in between.

Know about something we don't?
Let us know of any biotherapy news or event that isn't on our list, so we can make sure that everyone knows about it!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."   - Margaret Mead
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THE BeTER LeTTER is published by:
BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation
36 Urey Court, Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-679-3000 / Fax: 949-679-3001
editor@BTERFoundation.org  /  www.BTERFoundation.org

Editor:
Ronald A. Sherman

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


Foundation Consultants:
Eve Iversen, Dr. Alana Jolley, Joanne Preston, Alison Shorger, Dr. Aletha Tippett

Foundation Board
Ronald A Sherman (Chair); Randall Sullivan (Secretary);
Samuel G Kohn (Treasurer); Sharon Mendez, RN, CWS;
and Pam Mitchell (Patient Advocate)

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