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129th Annual Meeting Keynote

Keynote Speaker


Norman “Hoot” Hooten, PharmD

Dr. Hooten is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army with experience training military special operations & law enforcement personnel and counter-terrorism operations. He served as a DELTA Force Assault Team Leader in Somalia he and his teammates played a critical role in the rescue and recovery of the crew members of the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed on October 3rd, 1993.

He briefly attended Pharmacy School at Campbell University in Buies Creek North Carolina but was recalled from pharmacy school to active service in the US Army. During his Army career, Dr. Hooten realized the impact that pharmacists could have with active duty military and Veterans; he subsequently returned to pharmacy school at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida where he graduated in 2016. He then he completed a PGY1 at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center followed by a PGY2 in psychiatric pharmacy. Dr. Hooten currently practices at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center where his primary area of interest is working with Veterans who suffer with chronic service related pain and substance abuse.