NCPDP Announces Keynoter, Doug Lindsay, Will Share His Inspiring Story - from Patient to Medical Innovator – at NCPDP’s 2020 Annual Conference

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Doug Lindsay, Will Share His Inspiring Story - from Patient to Medical Innovator – at NCPDP’s 2020 Annual Conference. Register for NCPDP’s Annual Conference by February 14th to Take Advantage of Early Bird Discount.


NCPDP announced today that Doug Lindsay, who was bedridden for 11 years with a debilitating illness and pioneered a new surgery to restore his health, will share his inspirational story as a keynote speaker at the NCPDP 2020 Annual Technology & Business Conference, May 4-6 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lindsay’s incredible, 14-year medical odyssey exemplifies the engagement, collaboration, persistence and innovation that NCPDP aims to inspire with its Dream BIG, Act NOW conference theme.

Lindsay’s against-all-odds success story of helping to diagnose his extremely rare condition, inventing his own surgery, and becoming his own lead medical researcher seven years into his illness was CNN Health’s top story of 2019. Believing that almost any obstacle can be overcome, Lindsay shares the skills to tackle problems like a scientist ─ take control, take the lead and take on the impossible with imagination, innovation and creativity.

Lindsay advocates that happiness is compatible with suffering and hardship. His presentation will invigorate the audience through the power of hope and perseverance, leaving NCPDP members inspired to believe that anything is possible; empowered to “Dream BIG;” and ready to “Act NOW” to take on the challenges ahead.

NCPDP’s national conference draws more than 800 attendees from across the healthcare industry, including technical, business and executive representatives from health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, retail and independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, long-term care providers, healthcare consultants, technology vendors, pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesale drug distributors, database management organizations and others.

The NCPDP Annual Conference is open to all healthcare industry stakeholders. Early bird registration is available until February 14. To register for the conference visit

The complimentary media registration form can be downloaded here.

For a photo of inspiring innovator and transformational thought leader Doug Lindsay, please visit

For real-time updates before and during the conference, follow NCPDP at or join the discussion using NCPDP’s 2020 Annual Technology & Business Conference hashtag: #NCPDP20.

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with more than 1,700 members representing virtually every sector of the pharmacy services industry. Our diverse membership provides leadership and healthcare business solutions through education and standards, created using the consensus building process. NCPDP has been named in federal legislation, including HIPAA, MMA, and HITECH. NCPDP members have created standards such as the Telecommunication Standard and Batch Standard, the SCRIPT Standard for ePrescribing, the Manufacturers Rebate Standard and more to improve communication within the pharmacy industry. Our data products include dataQ®, a robust database of information on more than 80,000 pharmacies, resQ™, an industry pharmacy credentialing resource, and HCIdea®, an innovative prescriber database that provides continually updated information on more than 2.5 million prescribers. NCPDP's RxReconn® is a legislative tracking product for real-time monitoring of pharmacy-related state and national legislative and regulatory activity. For more information about NCPDP Standards, Data Services, Products, Educational Programs and Work Group meetings, go online at or call 480.477.1000.

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