About IBS

The International Biotherapy Society (IBS) aims to support the use and understanding of living organisms in the treatment of human and animal diseases.

Our Mission

In an era when many folk remedies are being rediscovered and the use of natural drugs is increasingly popular, we also witness a revival of the use of bacteria, protozoa, invertebrate animals such as fly larvae, bees and leeches in medical practice. The International Biotherapy Society (IBS) aims to support the use and understanding of living organisms in the treatment of human and animal diseases. The Society organizes international conferences for the exchange of information and ideas on subjects such as maggot debridement therapy, hirudotherapy, apitherapy and ichthiotherapy

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Ph.D.
President

Parasitology Unit, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics ,

The Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School P.O. Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel

Tel: + 972 54 255-9374
Fax: + 972 2 675-8525
E-mail: kostasm@ekmd.huji.ac.il

Website: https://medicine.ekmd.huji.ac.il/En/Publications/ResearchersPages/pages/kostasm.aspx

 MoonHo Kim, M.D.
Past-President

442-17 Ssangyong IT Twin Tower A-805
Sangdaewondong, Jungwongu, Seongnam, Korea

Tel: + 82-31- 732-0800
Fax: + 82-31- 732-0207
E-mail: cmk@apimeds.com

Aysegul Taylan-Ozkan, MD, PhD.
Secretary

Department of Medical Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine, Hitit University
Ulukavak Mah. Ciftlik Cayiri Cad. No: 45
Corum, Turkey

Tel: + (90) 364 222 11 00
Cellular: + (90) 505 317 76 76
E-mail: aysegultaylanozkan@hitit.edu.tr

Ronald A. Sherman, M.D., MSc, DTM&H
Treasurer

36 Urey Court, Irvine, CA 92617, USA

Tel: + 1-949- 679-3000
Fax: + 1-949- 679-3001
E-mail: RSherman@BTERFoundation.org

MEMBERS AT LARGE

John C. T. Church, MD, FRCSE
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Abney Court, Bourne End Bucks SL8 5DL, United
Kingdom
Tel: ++ 44 1628 522-668
Fax: ++ 44 1628 531-990
E-mail: jctchurch@doctors.org.uk

Martin Grassberger, MD., PhD
Institute of Pathology and Microbiology Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 699 113-26708
E-mail: martin.grassberger@me.com

Konstantin Sukhov, MD, PhD
President, World Hirudotherapy Organization, Moscow, Russia
Tel.: +791 668-27324
E-mail: konstantinvs@yandex.ru

Alicia Fonseca Munoz, PhD
San Jose Hospital, Miguel Cabrera 402. A Oaxaca,C.P. 68000, Mexico
Tel: ++ 951-51- 428-50
E-mail: afonsem@yahoo.com.mx
Website: www.larvaterapia.com

Harikrishna K.R. Nair, MD
Head of Wound Care Unit. Department of Internal Medicine, Kuala Lumpur Hospital,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
E-mail: hari@mswcp.org
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harikrishna-k- r-nair- a8950a5

Erdal Polat, PhD
Department of Medical Microbiology, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul
University, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel.: +90 505 329-4898
E-mail: erdalp@istanbul.edu.tr

Tarek I. Tantawi, PhD
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University Alexandria, Egypt

Tel.: +20 3 392-2919
Fax.: +20 3 391-1794
E-mail: medicinalmaggots@yahoo.com