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NCPA announces keynote speakers for Annual Convention

Peter Lovatt and Marty Makary are the keynote speakers for NCPA's annual convention in October.

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced the keynote speakers for its 2023 Annual Convention, set for Oct. 14-17 in Orlando.

Peter Lovatt is a cognitive psychologist who is scheduled to speak during the First General Session on Sunday, Oct. 15. He co-founded the Movement in Practice Academy, which provides education in the psychology of movement and dance. Lovatt was a university lecturer for over 25 years, teaching and conducting research at several higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, from Cambridge University to the Royal Ballet School. He set up the first Dance Psychology Lab in 2008, where he studied how movement changes how people think, feel and solve problems and how it changes social interaction and increases pro-social behavior.

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Marty Makary is a New York Times bestselling author and a gastrointestinal surgeon at Johns Hopkins. He’s scheduled to speak during the Second General Session on Monday, Oct. 16. Makary advocates for healthy food and lifestyle medicine and frequently speaks on the future of health care and what it means for everyday Americans, business leaders and healthcare professionals. Makary is a frequent medical expert on NBC and FOX News and writes for The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. His current research focuses on the appropriateness of medical care, healthcare costs, drug prices and low-income populations.

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