Course 189 – Research Based Advanced Certification Course at Memorial Regional Hospital South – Hollywood, Florida



4-day seminar


Anne-Marie VAILLANT-NEWMAN, P.T., M.A. Member of the International Society of Lymphology
Member of the European Society of Lymphology
Master of Arts, Teacher College – Columbia University, New York, NY
Former student of Professor A. Leduc – 27 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Leduc method 17 years of experience in teaching Lymphedema Management Leduc method in the United States of America.
Temecula, California.

Maria -Josette MULLINS, P.T.
Member of the International Society of Lymphology.
Director, Rehab Services Department
Memorial Hospital Miramar, Florida
18 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Leduc method


February 20, 21, 22, 23, 2014
Memorial Regional Hospital South
Main Auditorium
3600 Washington Street
Hollywood, Florida 33021

Instructional Level:

The instructional level of the program is advanced. According to the definition of the APTA: This level assumes thorough familiarity with the topic and focuses on

advanced techniques, recent advances, and future directions.

Educational Credit:

This program was approved for 33 contact hours, 3.3 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA # 13-63) and by FPTA.


Certification is received upon successful completion of post-course test.

Completion of the advanced course and the basic course will enable the attendees to take the International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination.

(ICLM Examination). Participants who pass the ICLM Examination and submit a case study will be ICLM Certified.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will demonstrate the:

  1. Understanding of the anatomical and physiological concepts underlying lymphedema management.
  2. Understanding of the psychological issues raised by cancer & lymphedema.
  3. Ability to perform manual lymph drainage (mld) and multi-layered bandaging as described by the Leduc School.
  4. Understanding of the use of compression devices.
  5. Understanding of patients education (precautions, skin care etc.)
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema or edema, and to design a a comprehensive plan of care.
  7. Ability to treat various pathologies showing symptoms of edema or lymphedema using the techniques of lymphedema management.
  8. Ability to answer most of the questions raised by patients.
  9. Ability to recognize when the intervention of the physician is necessary.
  10. Understanding of the most recent research performed in the field of treatment of lymphedema.

Hotel Accommodations:

A group of rooms is held at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port Hotel  1825 Griffin Road, Dania, FL 33004, at the rate of $159.00 King or double-bedded Rooms.  Cutoff date: 01/20/2014.  After this date , reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.  To make a reservation, call 954 920 3500 and refer to ” Pacific Therapy Education” to get the special rate.

Call 951 347 0362 if you want to share a hotel room.


Every day, the schedule will include:

  • 8:00am Start.
  • 10:30-10:45am  Break
  • 12:00 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00-3:15pm Break

Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • 8:00 – 10:15 am: Review of anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system: topographic structure of the lymph vessels system.  Anatomy of the lymphatic systems of the limbs and trunk.  Video.  Lymph formation.  Lymph propulsion.
  • 10: 30-12:00 noon: Lymphedema: definition.  Differential diagnosis. Lymphatic system imaging.  Primary and secondary lymphedema.
  • 1:00 – 3:oo pm: Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the lower extremity.
  • 3:15 – 5:00 pm:  Recent research results: Ongoing research performed by the Leduc team at the Free University of Brussels – Belgium.
  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity.
friday, february 21, 2014
  • 8:00am-10-30 am: Treatment of the upper  extremity lymphedema post -mastectomy.  Manual lymph darinage, multi-component bandaging, compression garments.  Theory: Drainage of the lymphedema of the breast.
  • 10:45-12:00 noon: Treatment of the lower extremity lymphedema post prostate cancer surgey.  manual lymph drainage.  Multi-component bandaging, compression garments.  Theory: manual lymph drainage and application of compression to the genital area.
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Head and neck lymphedema.  theory and practice.
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Q & A.  Case studies.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Compression devices.  presentation by specialist.
SATURDAY, february 22.
  • 8:00-10:15 am: Lymphedema and surgery (Part 1).  Breast reconstruction.  Implications in Rehab.  Practice: manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity.
  • 9:30 – 10:30am:  Cancer risk factors.  Cancer treatment: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy.  Physical treatment of the consequences of radiotherapy.  Cancer rehabilitation.
  • 10:45 – 12:00 noon: Lymphedema in pediatrics.  Case studies.  Treatment.  Education of caregivers.  Supportive documentation.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Documentation.  Measurements.  Data analysis.  Case studies.
  • 2:00-4:00 pm: Lab: Multi-component bandaging of the U.E. and L.E.
  • 4:15 – 5:45 pm: International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination.
 Sunday, FEBRUARY 23
  • 8:00am- 9:15am: Concomitant Venous Obstruction in Patients with Secondary Lymphedema ( After Professor S. G. Rockson, M.D.)  Venous edema: pathology physical treatment.
  • 9:15 – 10:30 am:  Skin care.  Wound treatment.
  • 10:45 – 12:00 noon: Lymphedema and surgery (Part 2): Lymphedema nad liposuction surgery: pre and post-operative rehab care.
  • 1:00- 1:45 pm: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I.
  • 1:45 – 5:00 pm: Review of practice.  Complex cases.  Prevention of lymphedema.  Q & A.

Note:  For lab practice, participants should bring appropriate clothing, such as shorts, tank top or bathing suit.

 Registration Information:

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $750.00 (Until 01/03/2014)
  • Regular Registration: $800.00 (Until 01/30/2014)
  • Late Registration: $850.00 (After 01/30/2014)

Fee includes: tuition, pre-course material, and course handout. Register prior to 12/20/2013 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until February 20, 2014 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Note: Cancellation & Refund policy.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until February 20, 2014 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Any notification of withdrawal or cancellation and any request for refund must be done in writing.

Payment of refunds is to be made within 30 days of determination of student withdrawal.