LARC Update Course



Course administrator: Ms Jana Pickard, email:

Next Course

16th November 2018 - Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

9am - 1pm

Course Description

This course is particularly useful for general practitioners who currently fit LARC devices who do not hold the Advanced Certificate in LARC and who have a GMS list. Spaces are also available for GP's and Practice Nurses who are interested in a LARC Update.


Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) continue to increase in popularity as a contraceptive choice for women.General practitioners are the primary health care providers of this form of contraception in the Irish setting. In response to feedback from general practitioners providing this service, the ICGP Women's Health Programme intends to facilitate a series of updated LARC workshops around the country over the forthcoming year.


9am – 1pm

Overall aim

To provide a clinical update in long acting reversible contraception to doctors inserting these devices in the primary care setting.

Course format

Case based discussion which will facilitate peer learning and support in the more challenging facets of LARC provision by practitioners.

Course content

It will include discussion in the following areas:

  • How to manage lost threads
  • Difficult insertions
  • Medico-Legal Issues
  • How to manage bleeding problems
  • Use of copper intrauterine devices
  • Management of bleeding problems with Implanon
  • Difficult removals of Implanon as well as the use of depoprovera coupled with new developments in this area

Admission requirements

Open to general practitioners currently fitting LARC devices who do not hold the Advanced Certificate in LARC and who hold a GMS list. Spaces are also available for those GP's and Practice Nurses wanting an update in LARC.

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