2015 National Lymphedema Conference
Co-hosted by the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and the Alberta Lymphedema Association in collaboration with the University of Calgary. More Informations is available here. www.canadalymph.ca
Congratulations to Anna Marie Funke who won the LAS members only draw to attend the conference!
2015 Education Day
Event Overview by Tracy Gardikiotis
- Lymphedema Association of SK
- Update on SK Lymphedema Working Group Initiatives
- Dr. Stanley Rockson, M.D., FACP, FACC "New and Emerging Treatments for Lymphedema" from Stanford University School of Medicine
March 6 is Lymphedema Awareness Day
View the proclamation.
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.
Very Exciting News for SK
LAS is excited to announce that Saskatchewan Health has expanded their SAIL Compression Garment and Bandaging Policy to include private CDT therapists in addition to public therapists. Private CDT therapists will now be able to requisition for compression garments and bandages covered by SAIL for those affected by lymphedema.
Extended Health Benefits Information Bulletin October 1, 2013: COMPRESSION GARMENT PROGRAM CHANGES
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
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.
- To promote health by providing an annual symposium on lymphedema management for health professionals and patients;
- To promote health by providing workshops and educational materials for health professionals and patients on matters relating to diagnosing and treating lymphedema;
- To promote support for those affected by lymphedema by offering education and counselling and by establishing mutual support groups; and
- To undertake activities incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the above charitable purpose(s).
LYMPHEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP ~PRIVATE FOR PATIENTS~
This group is through Facebook, meet people from all around the world with lymphedema! Share your story, read others stories, get and give advice, learn tips and connect with others who are struggling with lymphedema. Extremely supportive and loving group!!!
If you are interested in joining this group please add Angela Connell-Furi to your friends list on Facebook and leave a message that you want to be added to the group! Please note that this group is private for lymphedema patients and their caregivers and can not be seen by others who are not in the group. Hope to see you in the group soon!
New — 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
Lymphedema Working Group
The Lymphedema Working Group was formed to review the policies and practices regarding lymphedema in the province of Saskatchewan. Working group members from LAS strove to educate and inform the Ministry of Health about patients' needs, the cost of lymphedema treatment to patients, and needed changes to policies and practices. On May 1, the working group met with then health minister Don McMorris to present the report to him in person and to answer questions he had about the report.
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.