Overview: Now that copper and levonorgestrel IUDs are recommended for a much wider variety of women such as for teens, for emergency contraception, and for treating heavy menstrual bleeding in the peri-menopause, we can expect more challenges inserting IUDs, particularly into tight cervices or into those with uterine fibroids. There are also 13 different IUDs on the Canadian market today with which you will become familiar. We will also review new SOGC guidelines on intrauterine contraception.
This hands-on workshop will take advantage of plastic models slides and discussion and is most suitable for clinicians with all ranges of experience inserting IUDs. Participants are encouraged to bring clinical scenarios that have been challenging. Participants will be able to dispel IUD myths, perform IUD insertions' describe techniques to manage difficult IUD insertions, and perform endometrial biopsies.
The facilitators are family doctors who run IUD clinics and insert thousands of IUDs per year. They will share their experience with a range of clinical equipment and techniques such as cervical anaesthesia to simplify challenging IUD insertions. All 13 IUDs currently available in Canada will be at the workshop.
Any doctor who can insert an IUD can also do an endometrial biopsy this will allow you to investigate your patients with suspicious peri-menopausal or post-menopausal bleeding and quickly rule out endometrial cancer.
Target Audience: Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Residents & Students
Accreditation: Up to 6.0 Mainpro+ (3cr/hr)
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Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 Hastings Street
Vancouver V6B 1L6