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Lymphedema Night Featuring Elizabeth Girling and Lori Radke

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Hotel Arts - Spectrum 1&2

119 12 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

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Enjoy an educational evening hosted by the Alberta Lymphedema Association, featuring Elizabeth Girling and Lori Radke. You will have the opportunity to browse vendors while enjoying appetizers, connecting with other guests and our speakers.


Lori Radke is a physiotherapist who has worked in Alberta for more than 30 years since graduating from the U of A in 1988. She gained oncology experience on the Palliative Home Care team in Calgary for 7 years until 2008. She moved to the TBCC to start the Rehabilitation Oncology program in 2009 and became a certified Lymphedema therapist. She continues to lead the program as the coordinator and actively treats patients daily. Lori has presented at the CLF National conference several times, published articles and participates in lymphedema research. She is also a member of the editorial board for the CLF Pathways magazine.

Fun Fact: Lori was a member of the Canadian Wheelchair basketball team for almost 15 years and won 2 gold medals and one bronze in 4 Paralympic appearances. She now has bionic knees!



Elizabeth Girling is an Occupational Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist who has been the clinical lead for the Calgary Ambulatory Lymphedema Service (CALS) since its inception January 2014.

She has presented or co-presented at a number of venues over the years to educate Alberta Health Services(AHS) health care professionals to promote awareness of non- cancer related lymphedema and it’s management. Healthcare groups from physiatrists at the Foothills Medical Centre, to Integrated Home Care staff, to vendored service agencies, to those with an interest in Chronic Disease Management have appreciated learning more about lymphedema and it’s management to provide better care for their patients.

Elizabeth has continued to educate others about lymphedema through co-presenting on Self- Management at the 2015 CLF National Conference, co-writing an article for the Pathways Magazine informing readers about the CALS program and initiating research projects. A poster presentation on ‘Thigh Management using the Reduction Kit’ was accepted for the 2019 CLF National Lymphedema Conference which has resulted in further research interest on this topic.

Collaboration with our non- cancer lymphedema counterpart in Edmonton (CRIS program) has resulted in a proposal submission for AADL funding for Alternative Compression garments

Elizabeth is happy to inform you that general awareness of non cancer related lymphedema seems to have gradually improved over the years and appears to no longer be as elusive a diagnosis it once was!


This event will be wheelchair accessible.

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