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Hello Everyone,

ALA would like to share a link to the research publication of the Living with Leg Lymphedema Study, which was conducted at the University of Calgary. We shared information about this study to help the researchers recruit participants in 2018. The researchers explored the perspectives of cancer-related lower-extremity lymphedema patients and healthcare providers caring for people at higher risk for or living with lymphedema. The study team developed a novel model of lymphedema care to improve the way doctors and healthcare personnel treat and approach lymphedema during appointments. We hope you enjoy reading about their work: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11764-020-00919-2"

Diane Martin


Alberta Lymphedema Association


Thursday June 11th, 2020, 6 p.m. ET

Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 11th, 2020

6:00 p.m.


  Zoom Video or Telephone Access

Special Presentation:

Dr. Rutledge, How Understanding

your Brain Can Empower your Life


Dr. Rob Rutledge, MD, FRCPC


Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia,

specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers. He is also an

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. 

In 1999, Rob co-created the ‘Skills for Healing’ Cancer Weekend Retreats.

These weekend support groups teach a powerful and integrated approach to the

cancer diagnosis and ways to heal at levels of body, mind and spirit.

To date, over 2000 people have attended one of 64 retreats in 30 cities across Canada and abroad. 

Rob is the CEO and Chair of the Healing and Cancer Foundation,

a Registered Charity that freely offers educational videos, documentaries,

and live and webcasted seminars.

He is co-author of the book The Healing Circle, which captures the teachings

and inspirational stories from the weekend retreats. 

Rob has received a Cancer Care Nova Scotia Award for Excellence in Patient Care,

and Doctors Nova Scotia presented him with a Health Promotion Award in recognition

of his contribution to physician health and health promotion in cancer patients. 



Active members attend for free.


LAO members receive discounts to LAO events, a subscription to the quarterly lymphedema magazine,

Pathways, which includes the CDT Listings and Corporate Sponsors,

the Quarterly LAO Lymphedema Matters E-newsletter.

Individual membership cost is $30 and includes a vote at the AGM.

Other memberships are available for professionals and corporations. 


We look forward to your attendance,

The LAO Board of Directors

Click to Read the latest Lymph Matters E-Newsletter:


The LAO would like to share this PDF information package from the

Lymphatic Education and Research Network.


We want to provide information on the non-increased risks for people with lymphedema regarding COVID-19, the hygiene of gloves and garments and the best way to navigate the health care system if cellulitis is suspected.

If you have concerns please contact your therapist.

Take good care during these difficult times,

The LAO Board of Directors

World Lymphedema Day in Ontario

Ontario City Proclamations:












LAO LE Awareness Booths in Ontario:

Visit an LAO booth at one of the following locations!

Events details may change. Please refer to this list before making the trip!

BARRIE - Royal Victoria Hospital

  Friday, March 6th 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Royal Victoria Hospital, 201 Georgian Dr, Barrie, Simcoe Muskoka regional cancer center

CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge Memorial Hospital

  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4PM

Cambridge Memorial Hospital - 700 Coronation Blvd, Cambridge, Cancer clinic

CHATHAM - Chatham Kent Health Alliance

  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4:00PM

Chatham Kent Health Alliance -  80 Grand Ave W, Chatham

GUELPH - Guelph General Hospital

  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4PM
  Guelph General Hospital -  115 Delhi St, Guelph


  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 5PM
  Kingston BCAK - Main lobby 650 Dalton Ave, Kinston

KITCHENER - Grand river Hospital

  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4PM

Grand river Hospital, Grand River Regional Cancer Center, 835 King St W, Kitchener

NEWMARKET - Southlake Regional Health Center


Southlake Regional Health Center, Stronach Cancer Center, 596 Davis Dr, Newmarket

OSHAWA - Hearth Place

  Saturday, March 7th 9AM – 2PM

86 Colborne St W, Oshawa,

OSHAWA - Lakeridge Health Oshawa

  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4PM
  Lakeridge Health Oshawa, 1 Hospital Ct, Oshawa,  R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre

PETERBOROUGH - Peterborough Regional Health Centre


SCARBOROUGH - Scarborough Centenary

  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4PM
  Scarborough Centenary -  2867 Ellesmere Rd, Main Entrance Atrium

SCARBOROUGH - Scarborough General

  Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4PM
  Scarborough General, 3050 Lawrence Ave E, Main entrance Atrium

TECUMSEH - Valero Wellness

  March 2 - March 6
  Valero Wellness Lobby, 480 Advance Blvd #200, Tecumseh

TORONTO - Princess Margaret Hospital

  Thursday March 5th 9AM-12PM and Friday, March 6th 9AM – 4PM
  Princess Margaret Hospital, Second Floor, Library at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave, Toronto

TORONTO - Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center

  Thursday, March 5th  1 – 4PM
  Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center - T-wing 2075 Bayview Avenue TG 260, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Message from the Presid

On-line Store


We are very excited to announce the opening of our Online Store! 

All Proceeds to go to the program funding for our volunteer events for Lymphedema Advocacy and Awareness. 

We are now offering our Lymphedema Association Of Ontario Shirts, in sizes Medium through X-Large for $25.00 

Please check out our Store!


Queen’s Park Reception – December 2019

Lymphedema Association of Ontario
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