Course #179, Conference at Stanford, CA

Pacific Therapy Education Conference: Research in Lymphology Breast Cancer Surgery Therapy for Breast Cancer


Stanley G. ROCKSON, M.D., Chief of Consultative Cardiology
Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Irene L. WAPNIR, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor of Surgery. Chief of Breast Surgery.
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Joseph MOLLICK, M.D.
Clinical Instructor, Division of Oncology, Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Jean-Paul BELGRADO, Master in Physiotherapy
Master in Health Sciences, PhD student,
Principal Researcher at the Lymphology Research Unit
Faculty of Motor Sciences – Free University of Brussels – Belgium.

ANNE-MARIE VAILLANT-NEWMAN, PT, MA Master of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY. Former student of Professor Leduc with twenty seven years of expertise in Lymphedema Management, Leduc method. Member of the International Society of Lymphology. Member of the European Society of Lymphology.



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.


October 5, 2012
Stanford University Hospital
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

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 9 contact hours, .9 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association   (CPTA # 11-499)

Conference Objectives:

1-To provide participants with the most recent information about:

  • Lymphatic Research
  • Adjuvant Systemic Therapies for Breast Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Scientific Basis of Physical Treatment of Lymphedema.

2- To give the opportunity for the participants to ask questions on the lectures.

Hotel Accommodations:

A group of rooms is held at the Stanford Guest House 2575 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA 94025-7015 at the rate of: $119.00 continental breakfast included. Cut-off date: 08/31/2012. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. To make a reservation, call: 650 926 2800 and refer to:” Pacific Therapy Education” to get the special rate. You may book online at: Use the group code: PTE1012. Free parking for guests. On-campus shuttle service Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8:30pm. Free shuttle from the Guest House. Bike rental service ($3:00/day)

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

Travel Arrangements:

Southwest Airlines Co offers service to San Jose and San Francisco Airports.  To book a reservation .

From San Francisco or San Jose Airports call South & East Bay Shuttle: 800 548 4664 (local) or : 408 225 4444 to get to the Stanford Guest House.


Every day, the schedule will include:

  • 7:30 or 8:00am Start.
  • 10:30-10:45am  Break
  • 12:00 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00-3:15pm Break
Friday, October 5, 2012
  • 7:30 – 10:30am: Scientific basis of Manual Lymph Drainage validated by:      1) measure of the variation of lymph nodes by echography 2) by lymphoscintigraphy 3) by feed-back fluoroscopic. Compression therapy: principle of function of compression devices validated by lymphoscintigraphy, echography and impedance. Multi-layered bandaging: physical and physiological basis.  Variation of physical variables at the skin/bandage interface.  Results of complex treatments.  How to measure lymphedema.  Live demonstration of the effect of manual lymph drainage on the lymph flow using fluoroscopy. JEAN-PAUL BELGRADO, Master in Physiotherapy, 
  • 10:45 – 12:00noon – 1:00-2:00pm Head and Neck Lymphedema.  Theory.  Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi layered bandaging. ANNE-MARIE VAILLANT-NEWMAN, P.T.,M.A.
  •  2:00 – 3:00pm:Advances in Lymphatic Research.   STANLEY G. ROCKSON, M.D.
  • 3:00-4:00pm Adjuvant Systemic Therapies for Breast Cancer.       JOSEPH MOLLICK, M.D.
  • 4:00- 5:00pm:Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer. IRENE L. WAPNIR, M.D. F.A.C.S.
  • 5:00-5:15pm: Break
  • 5:15-6:00pm: Concomitant Venous Obstruction in Patients with Secondary Lymphedema.  Venous Obstruction.

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

Registration Information:

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $200.00 (Until 08/26/2012)
  • Regular Registration: $250.00 (Until 09/21/2012)
  • Late Registration: $300.00 (After 09/21/2012)

Fee includes: tuition, pre-course material, and course handout.

Register prior to 07/14/2012 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Cancellation & Refund policy:

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until October 15, 2011 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.

Here are 2 examples:

Example 1: if you decide to cancel your registration on October 15, 2011 you would have to notify the school in writing.  Your request for refund would be applicable immediately.  Payment of refund would be made prior to November 15, 2011.

Example 2: If you decide to cancel your application one month prior to the beginning of the course, you would have to notify the school in writing.  Your request for refund would be in effect immediately.  Payment of the refund would be made within 30 days of determination of your withdrawal.

Testimonials for “Course #179, Conference at Stanford, CA”

    “I very much enjoyed Jean-Paul’s presentation. It was very informative and enlightening. I would love to attend his lecture again in the future.”