Course 185 – Conference at Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA.

CONFERENCE: Research in lymphology, Research in the field of physical treatment of lymphedema, Research in Breast Cancer Surgery, Research in Adjuvant Systemic Therapies for Breast Cancer.



One-Day Conference

Date: October 25, 2013

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.
Teacher in Lymphology at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium and in various universities in Europe.  Member of the Board of the European Society of Lymphology. (ESL)
Member of the International Society of Lymphology. (ISL)


Master of Arts, Teacher College – Columbia University, New York, NY
Member of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL)
Member of the European Society of Lymphology (ESL)
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 25, 2013
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 9.0 contact hours, 0.9 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA # 13-76)


Certificate is received upon completion of the conference.

Note: 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.

Conference Objectives:

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
To give an 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: $129.00 continental breakfast included.

Cut-off date: 09/20/2013. 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: PTE1013.

Free parkingfor guests. On-campus shuttle service Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8:30pm. Guest House shuttle  to go to Stanford University Hospital for the course is available.. 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 am Start.
  • 10:30-10:45am  Break
  • 12:00 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00-3:15pm Break

Friday, October 25, 2013
  • 7:30 – 10:30am:

 Scientific basis of Manual Lymph Drainage validated:

  1. by 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 andimpedance.

Multi-component 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 – 1:00-1:50 pm Head and Neck Lymphedema.  Theory.  Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging.
    Anne-MarieVaillant-Newman, P.T., M.A
  • 1:50-2:00 pm: Break
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm:Advances in Lymphatic Research.
    Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.
  • 3:00- 4:00 pm: Adjuvant Systemic Therapies for Breast Cancer.
    Joseph Mollick, M.D.
  • 4:00-5:00 pm 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.
    Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, P.T., M.A.
 Registration Information:

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $200.00 (Until 09/12/2013)
  • Regular Registration: $250.00 (Until 10/10/2013)
  • Late Registration: $300.00 (After 10/10/2013)

Fee includes: tuition, pre-course material, and course handout. Register prior to 07/14/2013 and benefit from a $50.00 discount.

Participants enrolling in the Conference and the course Level III will be entitled to a $75.00 reduction of the tuition of Course Level III.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until October 25, 2013 minus a $50.00 administrative fee.

Note: Cancellation & Refund policy.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until October 25, 2013 minus a $50.00 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 25, 2013 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 25, 2013.

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.