2018 LAS Lymphedema Symposium

Poster and Registration

Registration for the 2018 Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan Education Symposium: Lymphedema and Lipedema Diagnosis, Management and Care on September 6th and 7th in Regina,SK is closed.  We will no longer be accepting any further registrations.

View the poster which includes a registration form. (The poster and registration form are printable from your browser.)

For further assistance email lasconference18@gmail.com.

To register for the 2018 Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan Education Symposium: Lymphedema and Lipedema Diagnosis, Management and Care please visit our membership tab. (Please note you must still complete the registration form and email it to lasconference18@gmail.com or mail to P.O. Box 37183 Regina, SK S4S 7K4 if you complete payment online.)

Facebook Interview LinkWatch this interview on Global Regina on our Facebook page.

2018 Symposium Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are always appreciated! If you are interested in volunteering at this event please email Tracy Gardikiotis at LASconference18@gmail.com

2018 Quilt RaffleLAS has another great fundraiser for the 2018 LAS Lymphedema and Lipedema Education Symposium! Lori Tourscher has generously donated a beautiful quilt she has made to raffle.

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Please contactlasfundraiser2018@gmail.com to purchase tickets!!!

Pizza Fundraiser Results


Aqua Lymphatic Therapy Classes

LymphFx Physiotherapy will hold Aqua Lymphatic Therapy classes Oct 13 - Nov 17, 2018.

  • Hour long classes for upper and lower extremity edema held over 6 weeks, Saturday afternoons.
  • Times:
    • Upper extremity edema: 1:15 - 2:15
    • Lower extremity edema: 2:45 - 3:45
  • Where: Luther Special Care Home, corner of Wiggins Ave and Osler Street, Saskatoon
  • Research based program improves lymphatic drainage, increases strength & joint range of motion, teaches self-care.
  • Learn the sequences for self-massage using the hydrostatic pressure of the water to assist fluid movement.
  • Add another tool in your "knowledge kit" to manage your chronic edema. A great tool to have if you travel to warm climates during the winter and have access to a pool.
  • Course attendees will receive a laminated cue card for take home use.
  • Class size is limited to 8 people. A minimum of 4 people is needed to run each class.

Fees: $180.00 (covers trained ALT instruction, pool rental, laminated cue cards, and a required dry on deck assistant)

Register: LymphFx Physiotherapy 306 281 3117 lymphfxphysiotherapy@shaw.ca

Photo of our brochures

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 (contact@sasklymph.ca).

Photo of our poster boardThank You Tracy Gardikiotis and our Graphic Designer, Lori Varishagen-Mazzei for working on the LAS Poster Board to help raise lymphedema awareness & education! The poster board will be used for Education events, trade shows and LAS Symposiums. If you have an event in your area please contact LAS.

2018 LAS Education Day and AGM

A big Thank You to Tracy Gardikiotis for planning the Education Day on May 5th and Thank You to Richard Porter (Porky) who has generously paid for the venue that day!

Read the overview report by Lairie Glenn, LAS Vice President.

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

Fall dates will be posted once determined.

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

2017 National CLF Conference Report-by Kelly Lloyd

The 2017 National Canadian Lymphedema Conference was held in Montreal on October 27th and 28th at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal. The conference began with business meetings where provincial representatives networked and shared ideas. more...

2017 LAS Education Day Overview


John Mulligan's Presentation

Julie Jensen's Presentation

LAS Members may view the AGM Reports when logged in

2017 National Lymphedema Conference:

October 27 & 28

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.

March 6 is Lymphedema Awareness Day

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 http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/cancer-information . A written resource and video will be soon be distributed to all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients across Saskatchewan.

SK Lymphedema Patient's Coverage from SAIL

Compression Garments and Bandaging Supplies

Patients diagnosed with lymphedema in Saskatchewan receive the following (100%) coverage under the SAIL program (Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living Program) Compression Garment Policy:

  • 2 day-time compression garments every six months
  • 1 night-time compression garment once per two years.
  • Garments include socks (calf), hose (thigh/pantyhose), arm sleeves, gloves and non-elastic garments (i.e., Circa-Aid).
  • Bandaging supplies (foam/artiflex, short-stretch bandages), swell spots and scar pads.
  • Accessories/supplies such as gel sheets, adhesives, stocking applicators, ulcer liners, and rubber gloves when used in conjunction with a compression garment.
  • Patients must have the garment requisitioned by an Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT), Public or Private CDT Therapist (CDT), Enterostomal Therapy Nurse (ET), Diabetes Nurse (DNS) or Wound Care Nurse (IIWCC).

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: www.lymphedema.com Peninsula Medical, Inc. ReidSleeve ® 1-800-29-EDEMA

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

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



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.