A 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.


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 – 30 years of expertise in Lymphedema Management Leduc method 20 years of experience in teaching Lymphedema Management Leduc method in the United States of America. Temecula, California.


April 27, 28, 29, 30, 2015
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 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 to address any lymphedema: limbs, head and neck, trunk as described by the Leduc School.
  4. Understanding of the physical treatment of genital and breast lymphedema.
  5. Understanding of the use of compression devices.(indications and contraindications)
  6. Understanding of patients education (self-care, compression garment management, home program etc.)
  7. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema, edema, or lipidema and to design comprehensive plans of care.
  8. Ability to treat various pathologies showing symptoms of edema or lymphedema using the techniques of lymphedema management.
  9. Ability to answer most of the questions raised by patients.
  10. Ability to recognize when the intervention of the physician is necessary. (for instance if there is a suspicion of deep venous thrombosis)
  11. Understanding of the most recent research performed in the field of treatment of 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: $144.00  for a single room, continental breakfast included. Cut-off date: 03/28/2015. 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: ADLYMPHEDEMA0415″. 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)

Alternative Lodging:

–          Travelodge Palo Alto Tel: 650 600 8515 – 3255 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306 (average rate: $158.00)

–          Stanford Inn Tel: 650 326 5500  –  115 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 (average rate: $129.00)  Stanford Inn is at a walking distance from Stanford University Hospital.

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.


During lab: Students/faculty ratio = 10:1

Every day, the schedule will include:

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

MONDAY, april 27, 2015
  • 8:00-11:00 am: Review of anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system: Topographic structure of lymph vessels, anatomy of the lymphatic systems of the limbs and trunk.  Video.  Lymph formation.  Lymph propulsion.
  • 11:00-12:00 noon – 1:00-3:00 pm: Lymphedema: definition, differential diagnosis.  Lymphatic system imaging.  Primary and secondary lymphedema.  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 University of Brussels.  Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity.
  • 5:00-6:30 pm: Advances in Lymphatic Research.  Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.
TUESDAY, april 28
  • 8:00am-10:15 am: Lab: Treatment of the upper extremity lymphedea post-mastectomy.  Manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.  Theory: Drainage of the lymphedema of the breast.
  • 10:30-12:00noon: LabTreatment 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 – 4:00 pm:  Lab: Head and neck lymphedema.  Theory and practice.  Case study.
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm: Q & A.   LabCase studies. (limb lymphedema.)
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Compression devices: Q & A.  Indications and contraindications. Lab.
  • 8:00-9:30 am: Lymphedema and surgery.  Breast reconstruction.  Implications in rehab.  Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity. (complex case.)
  • 9:30-10:30 am: Cancer risk factors.  Cancer treatment: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy.  Physical treatment of the consequences of radiotherapy treatment.  Cancer rehabilitation.
  • 10: 45-12:00 noon: Lab: Lymphedema in pediatrics: case studies.  Treatment.  Education of caregivers.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Documentation, Lab: measurements.  Data analysis. Q & A.
  • 2:00-3:45 pm:  Lab: multi-component bandaging of the upper extremity.
  • 4:00-5:30 pm: International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination. 
  • 8:00am- 9:15 am: Concomitant Venous Obstruction in Patients with Secondary Lymphedema.  (as per S. G. Rockson et al.)
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am:  Wound treatment.  Skin care.
  • 10:30 – 12:00 noon: lymphedema and liposuction surgery: pre and post-operative rehab care.
  • 1:00 – 1:45 pm:  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1.
  • 1:45 – 3:00 pm: Dercum’s disease.  Lipidema.  Q&A. Lab: L.E. lymphedema.
  • 3:15 – 5:00 pm:  Prevention of lymphedema.  Lab: Review of practice as per attendees request.  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: $700.00 (Until 03/11/2015)
  • Regular Registration: $750.00 (Until 04/18/2015)
  • Late Registration: $800.00 (After 04/18/2015)

Fee includes: tuition, pre-course material, and course handout. Register prior to 01/21/2015 and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Participants attending the initial & advanced courses in 2015 are entitled to a $300.00 reduction of the tuition of the advanced course.

Cancellations and requests for refund will be accepted until April 27, 2015 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.


    “Personal experience and observation were provided as additional sources of examples and information which I felt was very helpful.”
    “Overall, it was a great course and I truly learned a lot and cannot wait to put this new knowledge to practice.”
    “Professor Rockson did not present during the 2nd course but I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation during the initial course.”
    “A lot of info was substantiated with research.”