MOUNT ROYAL, N.J., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association (HCMA) today announced that its second annual conference and awards ceremony will take place at the new Westin Hotel in Jersey City, N.J. from June 17-19, 2009. For the first time, the event will focus on a single directive: shaping the future of healthcare marketing. Leaders from medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and healthcare marketing services are invited to join The Family for a 'Sit Down,' to share their knowledge and experiences during highly interactive workshop sessions and networking events.
"This year's event will build on the momentum created at last year's inaugural event in Dallas," said Jay Bolling, president of the HCMA. "From this solid foundation, we will focus on how healthcare marketing and communication is shaped in the future -- from technology to physician access, to patients' roles in the healthcare decision-making process, to the ever- changing regulatory environment."
On January 1, 2008, the Medical Marketing Association (MMA), the Midwest Healthcare Marketing Association (MHMA) and the Healthcare Marketing and Communication Council (HMC) merged to form the HCMA and have emerged strengthened and renewed as the new national organization of healthcare marketing, communication and education professionals. This year's conference reflects the HCMA's mission to provide career development through quality education, mentoring, interaction with industry thought leaders, and networking with peers.
"This is a unique conference that allows attendees to interact and share ideas with presenters, panelists and other attendees," said Neil Matheson, HCMA Board Liaison for the 2009 conference and awards ceremony. "This is one of the premier industry events in 2009 and a valuable experience for anyone in healthcare marketing, communications and education who wants to learn about the trends that will shape the future of this industry, while recognizing their colleagues at the IN-AWE Awards."
During the 2009 HCMA event, an awards ceremony will take place to recognize the previous year's outstanding work through the International Awards of Excellence, also known as the IN-AWE Awards, and the Delta Award, which recognizes professionals who have developed innovative programs that are associated with exceptional leadership, creativity and results.
About the Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association
The Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association (HCMA) is a national, non-profit organization established to respond to the new challenges in healthcare. The HCMA comprises the former Medical Marketing Association (MMA),
the Midwest Healthcare Marketing Association (MHMA), and the Healthcare Marketing and Communications Council (HMC). By combining the strengths and resources of all three groups, the HCMA provides members with career stewardship through a comprehensive offering of:
-- Educational resources -- Recognition of best practices in healthcare marketing, communications and education -- Standardized training and accredited education programs -- Networking and mentoring opportunities
Advance registration for the conference is available at http://www.HCMAthefamily.com.
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