4-day seminar


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.



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 – 29 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.

Director of Rehab. Services at Memorial Hospital Miramar, Florida.
Member of the International Society of Lymphology.
19 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Leduc method.


May 5, 6, 7, 8, 2014

Steeplechase Cancer Center
3rd Floor Conference Room
Somerset Medical Center
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876 

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 # 14-161)


Certification Level II 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-component 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. Ability to adapt the treatment to complex cases.
  11. Understanding of the most recent research performed in the field of treatment of lymphedema.

Hotel Accommodations:

The following hotels are located close to Somerset Medical Center:

The Days Inn of Bridgewater 1260 US Route 22 East – Bridgewater, NJ 08807 – Tel: 908 526 9500.

Hyatt House in Bridgewater 530 Route 22 East – Bridgewater, NJ 08807  Tel: 908 725 0800

Marriott Bridgewater 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 . Tel: 800 228 9290 & 908 927 9300


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

Travel Arrangements:

Please, check on-line.


Students: faculty ratio=10:1

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

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
  • 8:00 – 10:30am: Presentation.  Orientation.  Review of anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system: topographic structure of the lymph vessel systems.  Anatomy of the lymphatic systems of the limbs and trunk.  Video.  Lymph formation.  Lymph propulsion.
  • 10:45-12:00noon – Practice: manual lymph drainage of the lower extremity (L.E.)
  • 1:00-2:30pm: Lymphedema: Definition.  Differential diagnosis.  Lymphatic system imaging.  Primary and secondary lymphedema.
  • 2:00 – 3:15pm – 3:30- 4:00pm: Recent research.  Results.
  • 4:00 – 6:30pm:  Practice : manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity.
tuesday, may 6
  • 8:00am-10:30am: Lab: Treatment of the upper extremity lymphedema post-mastectomy.  Manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.  Theory: drainage of the lymphedema of the breast.
  • 10:45-12:00noon : Treatment of the lower extremity lymphedema post prostate cancer surgery.  Manual lymph drainage.  Multi-component bandaging. Theory: manual lymph drainage and application of compression to the genital area.
  •  1:00-4:00pm:  Head and neck lymphedema.  theory and practice.
  • 4:00 –  500 pm:  Questions – Case studies.
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm: Compression devices: presentation by specialist.
wednesday, may 7
  • 8:00am-9:30am: Lymphedema and surgery. (Part 1) Breast reconstruction.  Implications in rehab.  Practice: Manual lymph drainage of the U.E.
  • 9:30 – 10:30am: Cancer risk factors.  Cancer treatment: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy.  Physical treatment of the consequences of radiotherapy.  Cancer rehabilitation.  Psychological issues.
  • 10:45 – 12:00noon Lab: lymphedema in pediatrics.  Case studies.  Treatment.  Education of caregivers.  Supportive documentation.  Practice: manual lymph drainage of the L.E.
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm: Documentation.  Measurements.  Data analysis.  Case studies.
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm: Lab: multi-component bandaging of the U.E. and L.E.
  • 4:00-5:30pm: International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination.
  • 8:00am- 9:30am: Advances in Lymphatic Research.  Stanley G. Rockson, M.D. Q& A.
  • 9:30 – 10:15am:   Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1.
  • 10:30 – 12:00noon: Concomitant Venous Obstruction in Patents with Secondary Lymphedema.  ( afterS. G. Rockson, M.D.)  Venous edema: pathology, physical treatment.
  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm:  Skin care and wound treatment.
  • 2:30 – 3:30: Lymphedema and surgery (Part 2) Liposuction surgery.: pre and post-operative rehab. care.
  • 3:30 – 5:00pm:  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: $850.00 (Until 04/01/2014)
  • Regular Registration: $900.00 (Until 04/18/2014)
  • Late Registration: $950.00 (After 04/18/2014)

Fee includes: tuition, pre-course material, and course handout. Register prior to 02/01/14 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Attendees registering for both the Initial Course and the Advanced Course will be entitled to a $300.00 reduction of the tuition of the Advanced Course.

Participants having attended the Initial Course in 2014 are entitled to a $300.00 reduction of the tuition of the Advanced Course.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until May 5, 2014 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Note: Cancellation & Refund policy.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until May 5, 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.


    “Education was based on evidence however there were discussions about clinical experience which were very helpful.”
    “The course was very informative with a lot of helpful review. It reflects much of my practice and will definitely enhance my patient care.”
    “There was a lot of repetition from the first course; however, it was very helpful.”
    “Thank you so much for everything! It was absolutely wonderful working with you and I have learned more than I could ever imagine.”
    “Very evidence-based, but enough personal experience to tie into clinical use.”
    “I enjoyed the course. The small size allowed for a lot of hands-on on time and individual attention.”