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

Liesbeth VANDERMEEREN, M.D.  Surgical Onclogist. Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.  University Medical Center Saint Peter.  Brussels, Belgium.

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. Lecturer at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium and several other universities in Europe.  Member of the European Society of Lymphology (ESL) and the International Society of Lymphology (ISL).


Anne-Marie VAILLANT-NEWMAN, P.T., M.A. Member of the International Society of Lymphology and  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 19 years of experience in teaching Lymphedema Management Leduc method(a research-based method) in the United States of America.


October 10, 2014
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 # 13-76)


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

Course Objectives:

To provide participants with the most recent information about:

  • Scientific Basis of Physical Treatment of Lymphedema
  • Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Medical Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Physical Treatment of Head and Neck Lymphedema

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: $134.00 for Single Rooms (1 Queen Bed) and $154.00 for Double Rooms (2 Queen Beds) continental breakfast included.

Cut-off date: 09/05/2014. 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: Pacific1014.

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:

  • 7:30am Start.
  • 10:30-10:45am  Break
  • 12:00 noon-1:00pm Lunch on your own.
  • 3:00-3:15pm Break

Friday, October 10, 2014
  • 7:30 – 10:30am: Scientific basis of Manual Lymph Drainage validated by:
    Measure of the variation of lymph nodes by:
    1)echography 2) lymphoscintigraphy 3) feed-back fluoroscopic.
    Compression therapy: principle of function of compression devices validated by:
    1) lymphoscintigraphy 2) echography and 3) impedance.
    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. Master in Health Sciences.
  • Break
  • 10:45-12:00 noon – Head and Neck Lymphedema. Theory. Lab: manual lymph drainage and multi-layered bandaging. ANNE-MARIE VAILLANT-NEWMAN, P.T., M.A. Students/faculty ratio: 10/1
  • 12:00 noon-1:00 pm: Lunch on your own.
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer IRENE L. WAPNIR, M.D. , F.A.C.S.
  • 2:00- 3:00 pm: Medical Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • 3:00-4:00 pm: Breast Reconstructive Surgery. LIESBETH VANDERMEEREN, M.D.
  • Break
  • 4:15-5-15 pm: Head and Neck Lymphedema (cont’ed) Lab: Manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging, patient’s education.
  • 5:15-6:00 pm: Concomitant Venous Obstruction in Patients with Secondary Lymphedema (after S.G. Rockson, M.D.) ANNE-MARIE VAILLANT-NEWMAN, P.T., M.A.

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

Registration Information:

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $200.00 (Until 08/26/2014)
  • Regular Registration: $250.00 (Until 09/21/2014)
  • Late Registration: $300.00 (After 09/21/2014)

Fee includes: tuition, pre-course material, and course handout. Register prior to 07/14/2012 and benefit from a $50.00 discount.

Participants attending the Advanced course and the Course Level III will be invited to the Conference.

Participants attending the Advanced Course or the Course Level III will be entitled to a $100.00 reduction of the tuition of the Conference.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until October 10, 2014 minus a $100.00 administrative fee.

Note: Cancellation & Refund policy.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until October 10, 2014 minus a $100.00 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 10, 2014 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 10, 2014.

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.