Pneumatic Compression Therapy Certification
for the
Treatment of Lymphedema

FREE Webinar ($125 VALUE)


Hosted by Paradigm Medical & Bio Compression Systems

Wednesday April 8, 2020 @ 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Find out more and register here.

Free Online Mental Health Course

Hello, my name is Amber. I'm writing from the Online Therapy Unit at the University of Regina.

I wanted to let you know that we offer a free online mental health course to people with chronic health conditions. The course is a research project that employs Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques to address anxiety and depression symptoms resultant from a chronic condition, such as Lymphedema. I thought that many of the clients and people that you are in contact with could benefit from the knowledge and ideas presented in the course. There is more information on our website, including the specifics of eligibility to the research project: Anyone is welcome to apply, and then book an appointment for a telephone screening call with one of our staff members, to determine if the course is a good fit for their situation.

Also, know that we can send out posters, or promotional cards for you to share with clients. And/or, one of our e-therapists, Lee Bourgeault, could visit you or a client group to give a presentation about the course, and this mode of therapy.

Please be in touch with any questions.
Amber Klatt
Clinical Research Associate

Education Day and Annual General Meeting

the 2018-2019 Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan was held in Prince Albert on Friday May, 10th, 2019. Thank you to Kelly Lloyd and Prince Albert members for organizing this event. Read the overview report written by President Kelly Lloyd.

Thank you to Tracy

Thank you to Tracy Gardikiotis for donating her time and her expertise to LAS for the past decade. Tracy's expertise was in the field of Education. She passed on her knowledge of lymphedema to many people, both patients and the medical profession. She worked very hard on the Working Groups in 2013 and also in organizing of the 2018 Symposium in Regina. Tracy is now serving on the board of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and we wish you much success.

March 6 is Lymphedema Awareness Day

March 6th- Lymphedema Awareness Day. This day is dedicated to those who have been an inspiration to the lymphedema community and to honour lymphedema patients, caregivers, therapists and advocates alike.

June is Lipedema Awareness month –to learn more about Lipedema and their organization go to What  is Lipedema?

Dr Rockson's Lymphedema Research

Anti-inflammatory drug effective for treating lymphedema symptoms. Two early-stage clinical trials led by Stanford researchers have shown that ketoprofen can improve skin damage in patients with lymphedema. Read the article here.

2018 LAS Education Symposium Overview

The 2018 Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan (LAS) Education Symposium, Lymphedema and Lipedema Diagnosis, Management and Care Symposium, was held in Regina on September 6 and 7, 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. The Symposium was a huge success ... read the overview

View a slideshow

Thank You

Lymphedema: Compression and Self-Care

Presentation by John Mulligan ... view.

Macleans Magazine Article

Kathy Bates Talks of her Toughest Role Yet.

An Introduction To LYMPHEDEMA
For People With or At Risk of Developing Lymphedema

Telehealth educational sessions are offered to clients with or at risk of lymphedema. Family members/caregivers and health care professionals are also welcome to attend. Please feel free to circulate to anyone else you feel should be aware of this.

Above message from: Senior Physical Therapist at RUH Outpatient and Acute Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Presented by the Certified Lymphedema Health Care Professionals Working for the Health Regions of Saskatchewan Via Telehealth

2019-2020 Dates/Times
  Monday, November 18, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  Monday, February 10, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  Monday, May 11, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Saskatoon: Contact (306)655-2431 for location and to RSVP
Rural Saskatoon Health Region and all other SK Health Regions: Contact (306) 655-1573 to get local contact number, then call the number they provide you for your location and to RSVP

BSN Educational Webinars

Please note that this site is more for health professional like physicians, nurses, therapists, etc.

You will need to create a profile and you will have access to information such as recorded webinars and upcoming events. You will also be able to register for future webinars.

Your Journey- A guide for Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

A new breast cancer patient education resource booklet and video, Your Journey, developed by the Lymphedema Working Group is now available on the Ministry of Health website at . A written resource and video will be soon be distributed to all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients across Saskatchewan.

Charitable #: 844468074RR0001

$20.00 donations or more will receive a charitable donation receipt. (LAS will mail the receipt to you.)

Free Lymphedema Alert Bracelets
These bracelets which are for arm and/or leg say:

ALERT: LYMPHEDEMA No Blood Tests, Blood Pressure, No I.V or Injections into this Arm or Leg. For free bracelet please contact: Peninsula Medical, Inc. ReidSleeve ® 1-800-29-EDEMA

Busting With Energy is Saskatchewan's only breast cancer survivors dragon boat team. 

starFundraiser for Lymphedema Association of SK & Park Lane Jewelery

Do you need a gift for Mother's Day, Graduation or just for you? Bev Thiesen with Park Lane Jewellery contacted us and wants to help LAS in some way. Her daughter has lymphedema and would like to donate 50% of her sales to LAS. Although the symposium has been cancelled, you can still support the fundraiser by placing your order on line. The link to this fundraiser is Place your orders as soon as possible and help to make a difference. The link will go live on March 1st and end on March 25th. All orders will be shipped after March 25th. All orders must select shipping method DIRECT TO CUSTOMER. This information will be on our website and also on the event page on the LAS Facebook page. Please support this event as LAS has not done a fundraiser for a long time and money is needed to host events such as the symposium.

The Symposium, Diagnosing, Managing and Caring for Complex Edema, has been cancelled.

Symposium Poster and Link

March 20 & 21, 2020 at the Travelodge, Saskatoon. Click the image on the left to view the full poster.

The Registration Form is available here or by clicking on the image to the right.

You can pay by cheque with the registration by mail, or etransfer to

Who Are We?

The Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (LAS) is a non- profit organization founded in 2004 by a group of people who recognized the need to help those who have or are at risk of developing lymphedema and related lymphatic disorders. We strive to be a learning association, committed to ongoing education. LAS works to empower affected individuals and their families to successfully manage these conditions.

LAS Goals

You can help bring lymphedema awareness and education in SK!

SK Residents, Please help LAS distribute lymphedema brochures and posters to your doctor's offices. Also please ask them if they would be willing to receive a mailed copy of the Pathways magazine for their office free of charge (four issues yearly). LAS must order a minimum of 150 Pathways issues and we would like to use the extra copies towards education. Please contact us if you would like to help (

Photo of our poster boardThis poster board will be used for Education events, trade shows and LAS Symposiums. If you have an event in your area please contact LAS. Please contact LAS at if you can help us or require the poster board.

Photo of our brochures


We now have a Facebook group for the Association and all members and potential members are welcome.

Association events will be posted on there. Join and meet other members, ask questions, etc.


Provincial Facebook Groups

Alberta lymphedema association

British Columbia Lymphedema Association

Lymphedema Association of Manitoba

Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Lymphedema Association of Nova Scotia

Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Lymphedema Association of Quebec

Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan

Ombudsman Saskatchewan

Ombudsman Saskatchewan promotes and protects fairness in the design and delivery of government services, including health services. If you have a concern about government services you've received:

  • Step 1: Talk with your service provider.
  • Step 2: If you are still concerned, contact Ombudsman Saskatchewan.

Congratulations past and present LAS Volunteers

Congratulations past and present LAS Volunteers!

Disclaimer — The purpose of the health information on the web site of the Lymphedema Association of SK Inc. (LAS) is to inform and educate. This information does not replace the knowledge expertise, skill, and judgement of health care providers. It is not meant to be used as diagnosis or treatment. If you have medical questions or concern for your own health, please consult a qualified health care provider. LAS makes every effort to ensure that the information on this web site is correct and up-to-date, but cannot guarantee that it is error- free or complete. Links to our website are presented for informational purposes only and any mention of a product, form of therapy, or therapist does not constitute a recommendation.