JUZO is continuing with our online Academy Training Sessions into Dec 2020 at no charge.​

These are excellent opportunities to expand your knowledge, receive ABC/BOC credits (where applicable) or simply gain a refresher on important topics relating to lymphedema, lipedema and vascular issues.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE - Learning just got easier

Lymphedema vs. Lipedema - What's the Difference
You will learn the differences between lymphedema and lipedema with a special focus on compression garment solutions

1.5 ABC and BOC credit
Cost $0.00

Dates & Times
Nov 9 2020
12PM EST (Register)
2PM EST (Register)


Billing and Coding Appropriately for Lymphedema
Lymphedema therapists will learn how to optimize reimbursements through a better understanding of billing and coding. 

Cost $0.00

Dates & Times
Nov 11 2020
12PM EST (Register)
Dec 3 2020
9AM EST (Register)
2PM EST  (Register)


The Importance of Nutrition for Lymphedema Patients
Nutrition plays an important role in managing Lymphedema and Lipedema. We will explore some of the main foods to focus on for healthy management skills for these chronic, progressive diseases.

1.5 ABC and BOC credit
Cost $0.00

Dates & Times
Nov 12 2020
9AM EST (Register)
11AM EST  (Register)
Dec 8 2020
9AM EST (Register)
2PM EST  (Register)


Compression Therapy - How to Tell the Good from the Bad!
The FDA does not regulate the compression garment industry so it is important to understand the difference between a good quality garment versus bad. Participants will learn some of the quality measures that separate good quality compression from the cheap imposters.

1.5 ABC and BOC credit
Cost $0.00

Dates & Times
Nov 18 2020
9AM EST (Register)
2PM EST (Register)


PART II - Compression for your Tough to Treat Patients!
You get a triple WHAMMY on this one! Three of Juzo's compression experts will share their opinions on tough to treat patient cases with Q & A to Follow.

1.5 ABC and BOC credit
Cost $0.00

Dates & Times
Nov 19 2020
2PM EST (Register)
Dec 10 2020
12PM EST (Register)
3PM EST  (Register)


Managing Lymphedema with Compression Bandaging -2

Join us for a webinar on Nov 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST.

Learning Objective:

  • Understanding the science of compression (LaPlace's & Pascal's Law explained)
  • Identifying the appropriate bandaging system
  • Managing the common challenges of compression wrapping
  • 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression Systems
  • Follow-the-roll Technique Demonstration
  • Additional resources available (Therapists and Patients)

Speaker Name & Bio:

Martina Reddick has been a Registered Nurse for 38 years, specializing in CDT (Complete Decongestive Therapy) for management of chronic edema. She has spent her time practicing in St. John’s, NL where she developed the first lymphedema program for the Cancer Care Foundation in 2004 and worked as the Lymphedema Coordinator for 10 years. Martina is a founding member of the Atlantic Clinical Lymphedema Network (ACLN) and The Lymphedema Association of NL (LANL). She has sat on an advisory board for the Canadian Lymphedema Framework. Martina provides education for the 3M™ Medical Solutions Division as a consultant for Coban™ 2 Layer Compression bandaging system; advising on the techniques and educational pieces necessary to help make a difference across Canada.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View System Requirements

Are you a LAS Member?

Please consider becoming one.

For just $30/year you receive the following:

  • Four very informative issues of Pathways, a magazine published by the Canadian Lymphedema Framework
  • Updates on LAS through the provincial association's inserts in the Pathways magazine
  • Updates on the latest projects, events and happenings of LAS
  • Lymphedema events and updates of each provincial association across Canada
  • Direction and support for lymphedema patients and families

To become a member
Click on LAS and Membership, then on membership. We ask that you also fill out the application form on the Printable LAS Brochure.

Payment can be made by mail or electronically.

We look forward to your support.
LAS Executive

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: https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/chronic-conditions. 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.
Warmly,
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.


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.


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, Nov 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.
www.bsntraining.ca

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 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.


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


SAIL has changed the policy for eligibility of lymphedema pump grants.

"A grant is available to clients with a diagnosis of lymphedema or lipedema for the purchase of a multi-chambered (six or more) lymphedema pump. To be eligible, clients must have a diagnosis of lymphedema or lipedema, require the pump long-term and at least every second day, and demonstrate the pump is effective through a successful trial of a machine. Referral is required from a physician who diagnoses lymphedema or lipedema and whose letter must confirm the diagnosis of lymphedema or lipedema. A physiotherapist must specify the type of equipment and accessories that are required. If approved, the client will be notified in writing. The client is responsible for purchasing the equipment and submitting the receipt to SAIL. SAIL will reimburse the client for two thirds (2/3) of the actual cost of the pump, sleeves and accessories to a maximum of $4,000. The grant is available once every five years."

Please find the updated Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) Policy in the area of Special Needs Equipment at this link: https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/#/products/11690.

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 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 contact@sasklymph.ca if you can help us or require the poster board.


Photo of our brochures

LYMPHEDEMA ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN FACEBOOK GROUP

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.

You must ask to join. Go to LYMPHEDEMA ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN FACEBOOK GROUP

Provincial Facebook Groups

Alberta lymphedema association
https://www.facebook.com/albertalymphedemaassociation/

British Columbia Lymphedema Association
https://www.facebook.com/BCLymphedema

Lymphedema Association of Manitoba
https://www.facebook.com/LymphedemaManitoba/

Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
https://www.facebook.com/lymphnl/

Lymphedema Association of Nova Scotia
https://www.facebook.com/LymphedemaNovaScotia/

Lymphedema Association of Ontario
https://www.facebook.com/LymphedemaAssociationofOntario/

Lymphedema Association of Quebec
https://www.facebook.com/AQL.LAQ/

Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan
https://www.facebook.com/groups/116008365190506/


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.