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

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Thank You

Lymphedema: Compression and Self-Care

Presentation by John Mulligan ... view.

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.

2019 Lymphedema calandars

Canadian Lymphedema Framework is selling 2019 Lymphedema calandars! Must pre order before November 30th, 2018.


This calendar will be another tool for patients to feel empowered - by reading inspirational stories of people living with lymphedema; actively and positively managing their life.

The deadline for all orders is November 30th, 2018 (to ensure delivery before winter holidays).

Please visit the CLF web site for more info: www.canadalymph.ca

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

Dates for the coming year are: Oct. 22/18 from 1-2 pm and March 18/19 from 1-2 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.

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.

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

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.

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.