You could say Associate Professor David Caldicott is a straight shooter, and he could not have been more direct when asked on national television earlier this year about the current discussion over pill testing.
“I think much of the discussion is now political. I think the science is pretty much resolved, and I wish I could tell you that this is going to solve itself pretty quickly, but it doesn’t really look like that,” Associate Professor Caldicott told ABC TV’s Q&A in February.
“I think, unfortunately – and I hate to be a Cassandra on this – I think the way that this is going to resolve is that there will be more deaths, and in the end, it will be a series of coronial reports that forces people’s political hands in different states and jurisdictions. That would be my prediction. It’s not one that gives me any pleasure, but that’s the way I think it’s going to pan out.”
It is these forthright views Associate Professor Caldicott will share when he takes to the stage as a keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).
Hobart 2019 – Registrations Now Open
The ASM returns to beautiful Hobart.
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