LAS Reports


2016 education Day Overview

LAS is very pleased how well the Advanced Bandaging Class, the Networking Open House and the 2015 LAS Education Day went! Read the full report.


2015 National Lymphedema Conference

Reports:


Review of Dr. John Macdonald's presentation: Lymphedema and the Chronic Wound

by Tracy Gardikiotis and Julie Jensen

Four take away points:

  1. Edema/lymphedema is a major impediment to wound healing
  2. Smart compression removes edema and lymphedema (lymph stasis)
  3. Smart compression is not like squeezing a tube of toothpaste
  4. Smart compression demands short stretch bandages

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Report on the CLF/ALA Conference - Oct 23-24, 2015 Calgary

by Julie Jensen

The conference was excellent! Not only did we learn from very knowledgeable people in the world of lymphedema but we had opportunities to ask questions of them, read interesting posters, speak with product suppliers, see the latest products and get to know the other CDT therapists from Sask.

Dr. Christine Moffatt is a professor of Clinical Nursing Research. Between her many roles she runs a regular clinic for lymphedema clients, does research, speaks at conferences around the world and is the Joint Chairperson and a Director of The International Lymphoedema Framework. (ILF)

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National Lymphedema Conference Report, Calgary AB. October 23-24, 2015

by Verna Schneider

This report covers the sessions that I attended.

Provincial Association Networking Session

This session was attended by representatives from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, along with Anna Kennedy and Dr. David Keast from the Canadian Lymphedema Framework (NLF).

Each representative said a little about their organization, its strengths and struggles. All other provinces are envious of the coverage Saskatchewan has, thanks to the Working Group, and also that we are continuing conversations with the government.

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First national Canadian Lymphedema Conference: Pathways to Collaboration: Research, Education, Partnerships, October 25-26, 2013

by Tracy Gardikiotis

On behalf of the Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan (LAS), I had the privilege to attend the first national Canadian Lymphedema Conference: Pathways to Collaboration: Research, Education, Partnerships, recently held in Toronto on October 25-26, 2013 jointly hosted by the Lymphedema Association of Ontario Conference (LAO) and the Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF). This was truly a historic educational event for lymphedema in Canada, as this conference was the first national conference to be held in Canada and featured the first national Lymphedema Advocacy Workshop, all thanks to the lead sponsorship from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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2012 16th Annual Lymphedema Conference Report

by Louise Bird

The rainy Saturday started off with a introduction to the event by Anna Kennedy, she talked about the purpose of the Lymphedema Association of Ontario and touched on the following topics:

  • She talked about the ways in which LAO helps people through Support (an example of this would be there peer support program, toll free help line and support groups). Outreach (which includes education events, conferences, website and newsletter). Advocacy (which includes assisting with insurance appeals, writing letters to cabinet members ect). Collaboration (Lymphedema Framework).
  • LAO runs there annual general meeting via conference call as this allows members to participate from across the province from the comfort of their own home.
  • Anna also talked about the Annual Charity Walk which is held in October, the purpose of this walk is to increase community awareness of Lymphedema and also to raise revenue for the association.

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Report on 3rd International Lymphoedema Framework

by Evelyne Tucker-Lloyd

I had the privilege of attending the 3rd International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) Conference in Toronto, ON from June 16 to 18, 2011.  Over 30 sessions were held with experts from around the world sharing their expertise related to research and/or the latest developments in the field lymphedema treatment and management.

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LAO Conference Report

by Louise Bird

The rainy Saturday started off with a introduction to the event by Anna Kennedy, she talked about the purpose of the Lymphedema Association of Ontario and touched on the following topics:

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