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.


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.
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. 

2019 National Conference

Limited-space sessions are filling up quickly!
Register now to secure your place
Registration is available on our website at http://www.canadalymph.ca/conference/registration
If you have any questions about registration, please email us at conference@canadalymph.ca


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Lymphedema: Advanced Session
Meeting the Needs of the Challenging Patient

workshop with Martina Reddick

Click the image to the right to view the poster full size.


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 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.