For its annual conference this summer, the Healthcare Communication & Marketing Association (HCMA) is waiving the $600 entrance fee ($650 for non-HCMA members) for unemployed marketing and communications professionals.

Titled “Responding to Change: Innovative Strategies that Fuel Growth in the New Economy,” the conference will be held June 17-19 in Jersey City, NJ.

“Our industry is not immune to the economic recession,” said Mario Nacinovich, incoming president of the HCMA, in a statement. “The HCMA has developed this initiative to support the managers and leaders whom the association serves.”

The HCMA will also award a select number of participants with a free three-month trial membership. Individuals interested in taking advantage of the offer should contact Diane Snelson at