PALM DESERT, Calif. — Health and wellness was the dominant topic of conversation as the Global Market Development Center, Colorado Springs, better known as GMDC, held its Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference here last week. Like GMDC, the conference also was recently renamed from the former Health and Beauty Care Marketing Conference. Besides the regular business meetings, attendees also had the opportunity to take in a greatly enhanced educational program, including a full afternoon session on wellness awareness. This included market research presentations, and panels comprised of consumers, and then retailers. The packed schedule also included multiple social networking opportunities.