On June 15-17 a conference was held in southern France titled Challenging Avaricious Viral Paradigms. This was the follow-up to a conference on the same site – but different venue – six years prior that dealt specifically with the HIV/AIDS controversy, a report of which can be found here.
Thanks to goading and funding, I made an appearance to give a short talk on how vitamin D science supports HIV/AIDS scepticism (while making the caveat that vitamin D scientists would not support my dissent on HIV). While I’m not gifted or sufficiently trained as a speaker I was brought up to a reasonable standard and I was pleased with how it went. Attendees bought copies of my book and some told me they had purchased some vitamin D immediately.
I enjoyed conversing with the diverse audience – one person validly pointed out my hypocrisy at wearing sunglasses to lunch!
The talks were recorded but my video is yet to be available but will appear on this playlist, so I recommend looking out for it (and seeing what others had to say on various viral controversies). I feature briefly in the trailer video.
If you wish to see my PowerPoint file you can view it here (a few slides were cut from the actual talk to save time).
Will I do more talks? Well, I no longer have a fear of them and it was an ego boost to be praised by much more competent fellow speakers from around the world. I just require the opportunities to sell a 6yr-old title!