Come one, come all, to the speaker spotlight on Dr. David Gorski! The good doctor is a breast cancer surgeon and researcher at Wayne State University in real life. He also serves as the managing editor of the popular blog, Science-Based Medicine  where he and his co-bloggers, whose numbers include founder Steve Novella, regularly discuss the interface between science and medicine, as well as how medicine is corrupted by the introduction of pseudoscience. Having gotten his skeptical start battling Holocaust deniers on Usenet back in the late 1990s, Dr. Gorski also maintains his own blog under the pseudonym Orac, where his output is a lot more…insolent.

Insolent or not, he remains bewildered that so many readers want to read his regular blathering and even more bewildered that anyone, much less organizers of a conference as awesome as Skepticon, wants to see him speak in person about his usual topic of how pseudoscience is infiltrating even academic medicine. We know he’s great and wonderful and super cool, and we’re crazy excited!

If you’re as excited as we are, please help us get Dr. David to Springfield, MO so that we can hear him do his thing! As of September 18, we’re only at 54% of the way to our goal! He has agreed to waive any honorariums and fees to speak at Skepticon for free but it will still cost us about $850.00 to pay for his airfare, taxis, and hotel room so that he can speak at Skepticon. Please donate today!!!!!

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