Implementing LARCs in Pharmacy Practice: Strategies and Insights for Pharmacists

June 18, 2024 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom Delivery – Virtual, Vancouver BC

Following the success of our inaugural webinar, "Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in pharmacy practice: assessing and counseling patients," we invite you to join us for Part 2, where we'll delve deeper into implementation strategies and offer invaluable tips for pharmacists navigating the realm of LARCs in everyday practice. Led by Dr. Nardine Nakhla, Clinical Lecturer at UWaterloo and an esteemed expert in minor ailment services, this session aims to empower pharmacists with the knowledge and tools necessary to seamlessly integrate contraception services and identify patients suitable for LARCs within their workflow. From discerning appropriate contraceptive options to overcoming common barriers, Dr. Nakhla will draw from her extensive clinical experiences to provide actionable insights, enabling attendees to optimize patient care. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your proficiency in delivering comprehensive contraceptive services and leave a lasting impact in your community pharmacy setting

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, pharmacists will be better able to:

  • Identify implementation strategies to seamlessly integrate contraception services, particularly LARCs, into the pharmacy workflow.
  • Develop effective counseling techniques tailored specifically for LARCs, considering patient preferences and individual needs.
  • Analyze common clinical experiences and barriers encountered when providing LARCs, and formulate strategies to overcome these challenges.
  • Apply insights to optimize the delivery of comprehensive contraceptive services, fostering improved patient outcomes, satisfaction, and enhanced access to care in community pharmacy settings.

About the Speaker: Dr. Nardine Nakhla, PharmD

Dr. Nakhla is an esteemed academic and pharmacist with a specialization in minor ailments, non-prescription therapeutics, and patient self-care. Over her fifteen-year career, she has demonstrated unwavering dedication to teaching, research, service, advocacy, and innovation in these vital areas. Her expertise has earned acclaim at provincial, national, and international levels, evidenced by her contributions to esteemed pharmacy education textbooks and presentations.

She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Pfizer Bowl of Hygeia and multiple teaching excellence accolades, which underscore her commitment to advancing pharmacy practice. Dr. Nakhla's impact extends beyond academia; she has been a driving force behind innovations in pharmacist and student pharmacist education, pharmacy-based public health initiatives, and advocacy for regulatory reforms. For instance, as a key member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists’ Minor Ailments Advisory Group (MAAG), she played a pivotal role in shaping draft regulations enabling pharmacists to prescribe in Ontario.

As the CEO and co-founder of MAPflow, a pioneering clinical decision-support tool tailored for minor ailment assessment and prescribing services, Dr. Nakhla continues to lead the charge in pushing the boundaries of innovation within the field. Her steadfast dedication to empowering pharmacists and effecting meaningful change in healthcare delivery is evident in her multifaceted contributions and leadership.

Learning Hours

This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours. Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

This learning program received a financial support from Organon. This event will be moderated by a member of our Pharmacy Practice Support team at the BC Pharmacy Association.

Registration Information

A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.