Internship Readiness Survey 2019

Final year students: how “confident” are you ahead of beginning your internship in 2020? What are your greatest fears?

 

Over the last 6 years, the Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference has surveyed over 2,000 graduating medical students in order to better understand areas of concern and how to improve knowledge/skills in those areas. This is the largest survey of medical graduates across the country.

 

We are pleased to launch our 2019 internship work-readiness survey. Completing the survey takes less than 2 minutes and there are great prizes on offer!

 

NSW & ACT – Survey link here
QLD – Survey link here
VIC – Survey link here
SA – Survey link here
WA – Survey link here
TAS – Survey link here
New Zealand – Survey link here

 

Participation in the survey is anonymous and voluntary; open to final year medical students across Australia & New Zealand.

Survey closes Friday 27 September 2019.

 

Prizes for completing the survey

Enter your details at the end of the survey (option) to enter the lucky prize draw – over $2,500 worth of prizes on offer!

Major Prizes:

  • 1 x Samsung Tablet worth $400 (national draw)
  • 6 x PRINT Conference 2019 full registrations
  • 3 x $150 VISA Gift Cards
  • 3 x personalised CV Reviews worth $330

Minor Prizes:

  • 3 x Medic OnCall books
  • 3 x $50 “Gourmet Traveller” restaurant gift cards
  • 10 x “Make a Great Medical CV” courses, worth $90 each

 

How we use results from the survey

Any data from the survey is de-idenfied and raw data is used to

  • plan the yearly PRINT Conference academic program, ensuring that the content covered is tailored to delegates’ requirements
  • contribute to state and national level meetings on work-readiness (e.g. through the COAG Health Council Intern Work Readiness Forum in October 2016)
  • present findings at academic events on medical education (e.g. Australian & New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum in 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • improve work-readiness (i.e. preparation for internship) via various contributions & discussions at state and national levels (we work closely with NSW Health, HETI, QLD Health, PMCV and the Australian Medical Council)

 

We would like to thank AdvanceMed for offering the CV courses & reviews, and MDA National for supporting our internship readiness surveys in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by offering tablets and VISA gift cards!

 

About the Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference

The 2-day academic conference is the premier academic event for graduating medical students, designed to equip final years with the necessary practical tips and skills needed before their first year as junior doctors. The Conference is organised yearly in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane by a team of volunteer medical students and junior doctors.

The two-day event will be held on the following dates in 2010:

  • VIC: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019. Venue: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne. More info here
  • QLD: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019. Venue: Hilton Brisbane. More info here
  • NSW-ACT: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2019. Venue: SMC Conference Centre Sydney. More info here

 

If you have any questions please email us: workready@printconference.com.au

 

To return to our home page head to www.printconference.com.au

 

Conference websites: Sydney 2019  –  Melbourne 2019  –   Brisbane 2019

 

Tickets to the PRINT Conferences 2019 go live on Monday 30 September at 7:30pm

Call-out: University Representatives 2019

 

The Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference is the premier academic event for graduating medical students, designed to equip final years with the necessary practical tips and skills needed before their first year as junior doctors. The Conference is organised yearly in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane.

The two-day event will be held on the following dates in 2019:

  • Melbourne: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019. See last year’s event here
  • Brisbane: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019. See last year’s event here
  • Sydney: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2019. See last year’s event here

 

We are excited to open applications for the University Representative position – where the successful applicant (one per university) will work closely with our Academic, Logistics & Promotions team.

 

This is also an opportunity for you to attend the entire PRINT Conference and PRINT Social events for free!

 

Position Description

  • Time commitment: approximately 1-1.5 hours per week
  • Role: to act as our Conference Ambassadors at a local level
  • Ideal for those with interest in improving medical education; good communication & interpersonal skills and enthusiastic/proactive

 

Main tasks

  1. Assisting the Academic team and contributing to the Conference program, ensuring the best speakers & workshop facilitators can be sourced; tailoring the event to suit the needs of final year medical students
  2. Working with the Promotions Officer to ensure your graduating cohort is kept up-to-date with major announcements, prize opportunities, competitions, state-wide news & updates regarding ticket sales, pre-conference survey and important deadlines
  3. Helping the logistics team prior to, and at the event, if required
  4. Respond to emails/requests from the Organising Committee in a timely manner, and ensure relevant information is adequately advertised & shared with students

 

Eligibility & How to Apply

  • Any graduating (final year) medical student currently enrolled in a medical course at a NSW/ACT/VIC/QLD University can apply to be their University Representative
  • Enter your details on the form below. Deadline to submit your applications – Sunday 8 September 2019

 

Fill out my online form.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our National Engagement Advisor, Jane Jeong at jane@printconference.com.au or our National Academic Advisor, Yvonne Nguyen at yvonne@printconference.com.au

Join the 2019 Team

PRE-INTERNSHIP CONFERENCE 2019

Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane

 

Opportunity for Medical Students & Junior Doctors to get involved!

 

The Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference is the leading academic event for graduating medical students. It is an innovative medical education initiative designed to equip final years with the necessary practical tips & skills needed before their first year as junior doctors. It is supported by each state-based postgraduate medical council (HETI, PMCV, QPMA/QLD Health).

 

The PRINT Conference is held annually in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane, organised by volunteer medical students & junior doctors based in each city. To learn more about the PRINT Conference, click here.

To learn more about the 2018 PRINT Conferences, click on the following links: Brisbane 2018, Melbourne 2018, Sydney 2018.

 

 

 

Based on excellent feedback from past events, we are excited to open applications for a number of local & national committee positions. Apply now to join our 2019 organising team!

 

This is a unique opportunity for medical students & junior doctors to learn more about teamwork & event organisation; improve their leadership skills; network with like-minded individuals, high profile speakers and key decision-makers in the health industry.

 

 

Proposed dates for the PRINT Conferences 2019:

  • Melbourne: 12 & 13 October 2019
  • Brisbane: 19 & 20 October 2019
  • Sydney: 26 & 27 October 2019

 

 

Each state-level organising team (NSW-ACT, QLD and VIC) will consist of:

  • 2 x Convenors
  • 2 x Academic Officers
  • 2 x Logistics Officers
  • 1 x Sponsorship Officer
  • 1 x Promotions & Social Officer

 

On a national level, positions include:

  • National Secretary
  • National Treasurer
  • National IT Officer
  • National Publications Officer
  • National Sponsorship Advisor
  • National Academic Advisor
  • National Partnership Advisor
  • National Engagement Advisor

 

 

Application timeline:

  • Applications open 5 March 2019
  • Applications close 14 April 2019
  • All applicants notified by 18 April 2019
  • Convenor training (in-person in Sydney) and team member handover (video conference) on 27 & 28 April 2019 – this date is to be confirmed

 

How to apply for a position:
  • Click here to access the detailed position description (duties, time commitment)
  • Note: you may apply for a maximum of two positions
  • Learn more about the PRINT Conference here, including past events (Brisbane 2018, Melbourne 2018, Sydney 2018)
  • Email 2019@printconference.com.au if you have any questions prior to the application deadline
  • Submit your application by the closing date (14 April 2019) via the form below, or click here to access the application form directly

 

 

Good luck, we look forward to receiving your application!

 

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PRINT Education Case Series

Our team has released a 4-day clinical case series, covering common topics encountered during internship.

Access all questions and suggested answers below!

 

Case 1: HYPERKALAEMIA

You are the after-hours intern covering a surgical ward, and you’re asked to review Mrs JS, a 68 year old female with a potassium result of 6.2.

Mrs JS is currently being investigated for a suspected small bowel obstruction and left lower limb cellulitis. She is on the appropriate IV antibiotics. She does not have pre-existing cardiac disease. She is haemodynamically stable and has no other electrolyte abnormalities. You review her ECG, which does not show any concerning signs (no peaked T Waves, no flattened P wave and no broad QRS complex).

What is your most immediate management step?

A – Repeat serum potassium level to rule out a false reading, repeat ECG and re-assess based on repeat results

B – Calcium gluconate 1g in 10ml intravenously, over 2-3 mins

C – Start resonium (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 15g orally TDS (stat dose tonight), and repeat bloods in the morning

D – Short-acting insulin 10 units IV bolus plus glucose 10% 250 mL IV over 15 minutes

E – Start resonium (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) 45g rectally daily (stat dose tonight), and repeat bloods in the morning

 

Case written by Dr Neel Gobin. Contact Neel via email.

Suggested answer – D

D – Hyperkalaemia is a medical emergency – it is potentially life threatening, and can result in cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. A serum potassium level of 6.2 indicates moderate hyperkalaemia (mild 5.5-6mmol/L; moderate 6.1-6.9mmol/L; severe >7mmol/L) and guidelines suggest that urgent measures need to be taken to correct the elevated potassium level. In this case, administering an insulin-glucose combination would be the most immediate management step. It’s onset of action is about 15 mins, with a reduction of intravascular K+ by 0.5-1.5mmol/L. Absence of ECG findings is not an indication to delay treatment. Note on ECG findings: hyperkalaemia does not always have ECG signs (it is possible for a hyperkalaemic patient to progress rapidly from a normal ECG to ventricular fibrillation)

A – It may be reasonable to repeat the level in this case. However, repeating the serum potassium will take about an hour. Guidelines advise that you may repeat the sample but should not wait for the results to begin treatment – use clinical judgement based on other information available (e.g. previous potassium level) and consider doing a venous gas (faster than formal bloods) to check if this is an accurate result. Note: most hospital labs will do a sample re-test if an abnormal value is detected (therefore, do not simply assume the result is incorrect unless major discrepancies are noted).

B – Calcium gluconate is given to protect the myocardium, and is generally admistered if risk factors are present (e.g. ECG changes; K+ greater than or equal to 6.5mmol/L; acute increase; pre-existing cardiac disease; other electrolyte abnormalities).

C – This patient is presumably nil-by-mouth.

E – Not an option, as the patient has a suspected small bowel obstruction.

 

 

Case 2: PRIORITISING TASKS

You are the intern covering aged care and neurology this evening. You open up your job list to find plenty of jobs and your pager goes off with a clinical review.

The tasks you need to complete are:
1) resite cannula for IV antibiotics
2) take blood for APTT for heparin infusion, due in 20mins
3) clinical review for hypertension in a patient admitted for cellulitis, on IV Abx, other obs fine, asymptomatic
4) rechart meds, you have now been paged twice about this
5) call radiology to chase up a CT brain the neurology reg has asked for for a possible stroke

Rank your tasks in order of priority:

A) 5, 3, 2, 1, 4
B) 3, 5, 1, 2, 4
C) 2, 1, 3, 4, 5
D) 3, 1, 2, 4, 5
E) 1, 5, 4, 3, 2

 

Case written by Dr Ashleigh Phillips. Contact Ashleigh via email.

Suggested answer – not provided

 

 

Case 3: INSULIN CHARTING

You are the evening JMO covering the medical wards when you receive a page at 6pm asking you to review a pre-meal BSL of 15.4 on patient Mr DM. He is a 65kg 72M who is day 3 into admission for an infective exacerbation of COPD currently being treated with prednisolone 50mg (amongst other therapy). He also has a background history of type 2 diabetes mellitis on metformin XR 1g daily and basal-bolus insulin (a long-acting insulin 15 units at bedtime and an ultra-short-acting insulin 8/8/10 units at mealtimes). You note that his day team has made adjustments to his usual basal dose of insulin so that his fasting BSL is within normal range. After you have reviewed the patient to make sure he is not acutely unwell, what action would you take?

A – Chart a supplemental insulin order and advise the nurse to give a dose of Novorapid 6 units

B – Chart a supplemental insulin order and advise the nurse to give a dose of Novorapid 4 units

C – Chart a supplemental insulin order and advise the nurse to give a dose of Actrapid 4 units

D – Increase basal insulin dose by 4 units

E – Reassure the nurse and write a comment for the day team to consider increasing the regular pre-meal (dinner) insulin dose the next day by 10%

 

Case written by Dr Kim Van. Contact Kim via email.

Suggested answer – B

B – A pre-meal supplemental insulin dose (in addition to the usual insulin dose) should be administered to achieve a BSL target of 5-10mmol/L. Doses should always be individualised, but a rough guide to supplemental insulin doses can be found on page 4 (the back) of the Insulin Prescribing Chart. This guide recommends a dose of 4 units of a rapid-acting insulin (e.g. Novorapid) for pre-meal BSLs in the range of 12.1 to 18 mmol/L. Advise nursing staff to monitor the BSL 2 hours after giving the insulin to make sure that your dose is not under- or over-effective. It should be remembered that supplemental insulin should not be used as the only antihyperglycaemic therapy in a patient.

A – Factors which would warrant higher supplemental insulin doses could include higher total daily doses of insulin (e.g. >50 units) and obesity (e.g. >100kg). Alternatively, factors which would warrant smaller supplemental insulin doses include: T1DM, low body weight (<50kg), older patients, lower daily doses of insulin (e.g. <25 units).

C – An ultra-short-acting insulin (e.g. Novorapid) vs. a short-acting insulin (e.g. Actrapid) should be used to prevent hypoglycaemia from insulin overlap.

D – Increasing basal insulin dose will affect fasting BSLs (i.e. morning pre-meal BSL & BSLs >4 hours post-prandially).

E – This would have been appropriate if this was a post-prandial BSL within 4h of the meal. Avoid giving supplemental insulin post-prandially as it may precipitate hypoglycaemia.

 

 

 

 

Case 4: MEDICO-LEGAL

You are the after-hours JMO covering the orthopaedics ward. While you were in the middle of a clinical review, a rapid response call goes off and you quickly attend the call. Unfortunately, the patient had passed away before you arrived at the scene and the medical registrar hands you the task of filling out the death certificate. As you do not know the patient, you trawl through her notes and discover that she was a 93 year old female who fell down a flight of stairs and suffered a right neck of femur fracture and was operated on by the orthopaedics team yesterday. You are unsure if this case is reportable to the coroner as the patient passed away within 24hrs of an anaesthetic. You call the medical registrar who suggests calling the orthopaedics reg. The orthopaedics registrar is similarly unhelpful in suggesting for you to sort it out with the medical registrar as she had not met this patient before. What is your next best approach?

A – Call the medical registrar and request for help in filling in the death certificate as you have never done one before

B – Fill out the death certificate and refer to coroners as it is a coroners case

C – Call the Coroner and for further clarification into whether to report to coroner or not

D – Fill out the death certificate and do not refer to coroner as it is not a coroners case

E – Call the orthopaedics consultant in charge and clarify with him whether to refer to coroners or not

 

Case written by Dr Raymond Shi. Contact Raymond via email.

Suggested answer – not provided

 

 

If you have any questions about our case series, or have an interesting case to suggest – please email us: education@printconference.com.au

 

To return to our home page head to www.printconference.com.au

2018 Conference websites:   Sydney 2018  –  Melbourne 2018  –   Brisbane 2018

Early Bird ticket sales to the PRINT Conferences close 30 Sept 2018

Internship Readiness Survey 2018

Final year students: how “confident” are you ahead of beginning your internship in 2019? What are your greatest fears?

 

Over the last 5 years, the Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference has surveyed nearly 2,000 graduating medical students in order to better understand areas of concern and how to improve knowledge/skills in those areas.

 

We are pleased to launch our 2018 internship readiness survey. Completing the survey takes less than 2 minutes and there are great prizes on offer!

 

NSW & ACT – Survey link here
QLD – Survey link here
VIC – Survey link here
SA – Survey link here
WA – Survey link here
TAS – Survey link here
New Zealand – Survey link here

 

Participation in the survey is anonymous and voluntary; open to final year medical students in NSW, ACT, QLD and VIC.

This year, we are also surveying graduates in SA, WA, TAS and New Zealand.

Survey closes 25 September 2018.

 

Prizes for completing the survey

Enter your details at the end of the survey (option) to enter the lucky prize draw!

Major Prize:

  • 1 x Samsung Tablet worth $400 (national draw)
  • 3 x $150 VISA Gift Cards
  • 3 x personalised CV Reviews worth $330

Minor Prizes:

  • 3 x Medic OnCall books
  • 3 x $50 “Gourmet Traveller” restaurant gift cards
  • 10 x “Make a Great Medical CV” courses, worth $90 each

 

How we use results from the survey

Any data from the survey is de-idenfied and raw data is used to

  • plan the yearly PRINT Conference academic program, ensuring that the content covered is tailored to delegates’ requirements
  • contribute to state and national level meetings on work-readiness (e.g. through the COAG Health Council Intern Work Readiness Forum in October 2016)
  • present findings at academic events on medical education (e.g. Australian & New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum in 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  • improve work-readiness (i.e. preparation for internship) via various contributions & discussions at state and national levels

 

We would like to thank AdvanceMed for offering the CV courses & reviews, and MDA National for supporting our internship readiness surveys in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by offering tablets and VISA gift cards!

 

About the Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference

The 2-day academic conference is the premier academic event for graduating medical students, designed to equip final years with the necessary practical tips and skills needed before their first year as junior doctors. The Conference is organised yearly in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane by a team of volunteer medical students and junior doctors.

The two-day event will be held on the following dates in 2018:

  • Melbourne: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018. More info here
  • Brisbane: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018. More info here
  • Sydney: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018. More info here

 

If you have any questions please email us: workready@printconference.com.au

 

To return to our home page head to www.printconference.com.au

 

Conference websites: Sydney 2018  –  Melbourne 2018  –   Brisbane 2018

Tickets to the PRINT Conferences 2018 go live on Monday 10 September at 7:30pm

Call-out: University Representatives 2018

 

The Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference is the premier academic event for graduating medical students, designed to equip final years with the necessary practical tips and skills needed before their first year as junior doctors. The Conference is organised yearly in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane.

The two-day event will be held on the following dates in 2018:

  • Brisbane: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018. See last year’s event here
  • Melbourne: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018. See last year’s event here
  • Sydney: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018. See last year’s event here

 

We are excited to open applications for the University Representative position – where the successful applicant (one per university) will work closely with our Academic, Logistics & Promotions team.

 

This is also an opportunity for you to attend the PRINT Conference and PRINT Social events for free!

 

Position Description

  • Time commitment: approximately 1-1.5 hours per week
  • Role: to act as our Conference Ambassadors at a local level
  • Ideal for those with interest in improving medical education; good communication & interpersonal skills and enthusiastic/proactive

 

Main tasks

  1. Assisting the Academic team and contributing to the Conference program, ensuring the best speakers & workshop facilitators can be sourced; tailoring the event to suit the needs of final year medical students
  2. Working with the Promotions Officer to ensure your graduating cohort is kept up-to-date with major announcements, prize opportunities, competitions, state-wide news & updates regarding ticket sales, pre-conference survey and important deadlines
  3. Helping the logistics team prior to and at the event if required
  4. Respond to emails/requests from the Organising Committee in a timely manner, and ensure relevant information is adequately advertised & shared with students

 

Eligibility & How to Apply

  • Any graduating (final year) medical student currently enrolled in a medical course at a NSW/ACT/VIC/QLD University can apply to be their University Representative
  • Enter your details on the form below. Deadline to submit your applications – Wednesday 8 August 2018
Fill out my online form.

 

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our National Engagement Advisor, Milonee Shah at milonee@printconference.com.au.

Join the 2018 Team

PRE-INTERNSHIP CONFERENCE 2018

Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane

 

Opportunity for Medical Students & Junior Doctors to get involved!

 

The Pre-Internship (PRINT) Conference is the leading academic event for graduating medical students. It is an innovative medical education initiative designed to equip final years with the necessary practical tips & skills needed before their first year as junior doctors. It is supported by each state-based postgraduate medical council (HETI, PMCV, QPMA).

 

The PRINT Conference is held annually in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane, organised by volunteer medical students & junior doctors based in each city. To learn more about the PRINT Conference, click here.

To learn more about the 2017 PRINT Conferences, click on the following links: Brisbane 2017, Melbourne 2017, Sydney 2017.

 

 

 

Based on excellent feedback from past events, we are excited to open applications for a number of local & national committee positions. Apply now to join our 2018 organising team!

 

This is a unique opportunity for medical students & junior doctors to learn more about teamwork & event organisation; improve their leadership skills; network with like-minded individuals, high profile speakers and key decision-makers in the health industry.

 

 

Proposed dates for the PRINT Conferences 2018:

  • Melbourne: 13 & 14 October 2018
  • Brisbane: 20 & 21 October 2018
  • Sydney: 27 & 28 October 2018

 

 

Each state-level organising team (NSW-ACT, QLD and VIC) will consist of:

  • 2 x Convenors
  • 3 x Academic Officers
  • 2 x Logistics Officers
  • 1 x Sponsorship Officer
  • 1 x Promotions & Social Officer

 

On a national level, positions include:

  • National IT Officer
  • National Publications Officer
  • National Treasurer
  • National Project Manager
  • National Academic Advisor
  • National Partnership Advisor

 

 

Application timeline:

  • Applications open 28 December 2017
  • Applications close 28 February 2018
  • All applicants notified by 4 March 2018
  • Convenor training (in-person) and team member handover (video conference) on 10 & 11 March 2018

 

How to apply for a position:
  • Click here to access the detailed position description (duties, time commitment)
  • Learn more about the PRINT Conference here, including past events (Brisbane 2017, Melbourne 2017, Sydney 2017)
  • Contact info@printconference.com.au if you have any questions prior to the application deadline
  • Submit your application by the closing date (28 February 2018) via the form below

 

 

Good luck, we look forward to receiving your application!

 

Team 2018
Organising Team
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Intern Survival Pack – Competition T&Cs

Terms and Conditions – MDA National & PRINT Conference “Intern Survival Pack” Facebook Giveaway

1. Information on how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions of entry. Entry into this competition is deemed to be acceptance of these terms and conditions.

2. The competition is being run by the Pre-Internship Conference in partnership with MDA National. Entry is open to any final year medical student in NSW, ACT, VIC and QLD. (‘Eligible Entrant’).

3. The competition commences on 24 September 2017 and ends 6 October 2017. The prize pack consists of a HP laptop, an OnCall book, a pocket tendon hammer, a Littmann Classic III stethoscope and an anti-theft backpack valued at $800.

5. The prize will be drawn on Monday 9 October 2017 at MDA National’s premises.

6. The result is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be contacted by email within 3 days of the draw date to arrange delivery of their prize. The winner will
also be published on the “MDA National Medical Students” and “Pre-Internship Conference” Facebook pages.

7. The prize winner must, on request by MDA National & PRINT Conference, be able to provide evidence which, to the reasonable satisfaction of MDA National & PRINT Conference, demonstrates that the winner is an Eligible Entrant and
has complied with these Terms and Conditions.

8. The winner will be given 3 months to claim their prize. If in this time the prize is not claimed then a redraw will take place with the winner notified in writing.

9. The prize will be deemed unclaimed if MDA National & PRINT Conference reasonable attempts to contact the winner via email and telephone during normal work hours are unsuccessful. Redraws will follow the same process until a successful claim is made.

10. The prizes must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if the winner are unable to use the prize as stated. The prize is not transferable to another person (unless
agreed by MDA National & PRINT Conference) or exchangeable for other goods and services and cannot be redeemed as cash.

11. MDA National & PRINT Conference and its respective officers and employees will not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury whatsoever (including but not limited to direct, indirect or consequential loss) which is suffered or sustained in connection with this competition, the promotion of this competition or the use of any prize, except for any liability which cannot
be excluded by law.

12. MDA National & PRINT Conference are not responsible for any late, lost, incorrectly submitted, delayed, ineligible, incomplete or misdirected entry whether due to error or otherwise.

13. Entry details remain the property of MDA National & PRINT Conference. The name of the winner(s) may be used for promotional purposes by MDA National & PRINT Conference, unless the winner otherwise notifies MDA National & PRINT Conference at the time of accepting his/her prize. Eligible Entrants consent to MDA National & PRINT Conference using the contact details provided in connection with their policy for the purposes of facilitating the conduct of the competition and awarding any prizes.