Through case studies, presentations, group discussion and online learning the Contraception Essentials in Primary Care course will increase primary care providers’ knowledge and confidence in discussing the benefits of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy amongst their patient population. This course will be particularly relevant for, but not limited to, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and practice nurses working in primary care settings.

This course is for attendees in Victoria and Tasmania. If you’re in another jurisdiction or were interested in this course and unable to attend, please click here to register for our national course in November.  

Part 1: Tuesday, 22nd August 2023, 6:30pm – 9:00pm (AEST)

Part 2: Wednesday 23 August 2023, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (AEST)


  • Cherie Bennett, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sydney Sexual Health and Medical Educator at ASHM.
  • Dr Karen Freilich, General Practitioner at Arlie Women’s Clinic and tutor at the University of Melbourne Medical School in Sexual Health
  • Alison Campbell, Registered Nurse and Midwife at Family Planning Tasmania

  • Learning Objectives:

    It is expected that after completing the course, attendees will be able to:

    • Discuss available contraceptive methods’ safety, efficacy, and side effects. 
    • Implement a contraception consultation framework that demonstrates patient-centred shared decision-making.
    • Outline common issues and side effects that arise in contraceptive care. 
    • Propose strategies for breaking down barriers to contraception access. 

    Target Audience

    GPs, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, and Practice Nurses working in primary care settings.


    This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program. This activity has been allocated 4 educational activity hours and 1 reviewing performance hour in the RACGP 2023-2025 triennium. 

    This online course is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 5 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

    APNA: Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 5 CPD hours.


    This program is financially supported by Organon. Sponsorship is governed by ASHM’s sponsorship policy. Organon has no input into the education content, tone, emphasis, selection of speakers or attendees. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.

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    Date: August 22, 2023 6:30 pm

    Contraception Essentials in Primary Care (VIC/TAS)

    City/Town/Suburb: VIC/TAS
    Venue Name: Online – Zoom
    Event Status: Confirmed
    Time Zone: AEST