INITIAL COURSE: OCTOBER 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017

Including home study and a 5-day seminar



Stanley G. Rockson, MD. 

Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine

Chief of Consultative Cardiology.

Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders.

Stanford University School of Medicine.

Falk Cardiovascular Research Center  Stanford, CA 94305


Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, PT, MA.

Member of the International Society of Lymphology.

Member of the European Group of Lymphology.

Master of Arts from Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY. Former student of Prof. Leduc with thirty two years of expertise in lymphedema management Leduc method.


Maria Josette Mullins, P.T.

Director, Rehab Services Department

Memorial Hospital Miramar, Florida.

22 years of expertise in lymphedema management.


October 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017
Stanford University Hospital
300 Pasteur Drive,

Stanford, CA 94305

Instructional Level:

The instructional level of this program is Advanced according to the definition of 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 33.00 contact hours, 3.3 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA# 17-223).


Certification level II will be received upon successful completion  of the course.

Completion of this course and the basic or initial course will enable the attendees to take the International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination: ICLM Examination

Once they pass the examination and submit a case study, attendees will be ICLM certified.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the 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 and multi-component bandaging addressing lymphedema of the limbs, head and neck and trunk as described by the Leduc school.
  4. Understanding of the use of compression devices (Indications & contraindications).
  5. Understanding of patients education (self-care, compression garments management, precautions, H.E.P.)
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema , edema, lipedema and to design a comprehensive plan of care
  7. Ability to treat various pathologies showing symptoms of lymphedema or edema, using the techniques of  lymphedema management.
  8. Ability to answer most of the questions raised by the patients.
  9. Ability to recognize when the intervention of the physician is necessary. (for instance if there is suspicion of DVT)
  10. 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 $155.00 . this rate includes continental breakfast, WI-FI,  parking. To make a reservation, call 650 926 2800 and use the Group Code PTE17  You may book online at:

Use the group code: PTE17 in order to receive the correct rate.

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 visit:   



8.00am: Start

10:15-10:30am or 10:30-10:45am: Break

12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch

3:00-3:15pm: Break.

For hands-on lab, student-to-faculty ratio = 10:1.

Thursday, OCTOBER 26, 2017
  • 8:00- 11:00am:  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.  Q&A.
  • 11:00-1 2:00noon – 1:00-3:00pm:  Lymphedema: Definition. Differential diagnosis. Lymphatic system imaging. Primary & secondary lymphedema..  Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the lower extremity
  • 3:15-5:00pm:  Recent research results.  Ongoing research performed by the Leduc team at the University of Brussels- Belgium. Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the upper extremity.
  • 5:00-6:30pm: Advances in Lymphatic Research.  Professor STANLEY G. ROCKSON, M.D.
friday, OCTOBER 27, 2017
  • 8:00-10:15 am: Lab: Treatment of the upper extremity lymphedema post-mastectomy.  Manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.  Theory: Drainage of the lymphedema of the breast.
  • 10:30- 12:00 noon: Lab: 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
  • 1:00-4:00 pm: Head and Neck lymphedema.  Theory and practice (MLD & MCB)
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Q & A.  Case studies.
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Compression devices.  Presentation.  Indications. Contraindications.
saturday, OCTOBER 28, 2017
  • 8:00- 9:30am: Lab: multi-component bandaging of the lower extremity.  Lymphedema and surgery.
  • 9:30-10:30am: Cancer risk factors.  Cancer treatment: radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy.  Physical treatment of the consequences of radiotherapy .  Cancer rehabilitation.
  • 10:45-12:00noon: Lymphedema in pediatrics.  Case studies.  Treatment.   Education of caregivers.  Supportive documentation.  Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the L.E.
  • 1:00- 2:00pm: Documentation. Lab: Measu rements. Data analysis. Case studies. Q & A.
  • 2:00-3:45pm: Lab: multi-component bandaging of the U.E.
  • 4:00-5:30pm: International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination.
sunday, OCTOBER 29, 2017
  • 8:00 am-9:30 am: Concomitant  Venous Obstruction in Patients with Secondary Lymphedema.  Venous edema: pathology, physical treatment.  Review symptoms of DVT
  • 9:30-10:15am: Skin care.  Wound treatment.
  • 10:30- 12:00 noon: Lymphedema and liposuction surgery: pre and post-operative rehab. care.
  • 1:00- 2:00pm: Prevention of lymphedema.
  • 2:00-3:30pm: Lab: multi-component bandaging of the U.E. & L.E.
  • 3:30- 5:00pm: Review of Dercum’s disease and lipedema.  CRPS Type I. Q & A.


  • Note: For lab practice, participants should bring appropriate clothing such as shorts ,sport bra or tank top or bathing suits.

Registration fee includes: pre-course material, tuition, course handout.

Early registration will be accepted until:

August 26, 2017

Regular registration will be applicable after this date until September 21, 2017 after which late registration will apply.

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until   October 26, 2017 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

  • Early Registration: $700.00
  • Regular Registration: $750.00
  • Late Registration: $800.00

Register prior to August 1 , 2017  and benefit from a $100.00 discount.

Participants attending the initial &  advanced courses in 2017 are entitled to a $300.00 reduction of the tuition of the advanced course.


Please complete the registration form and mail it with a check or money order payable to:

Pacific Therapy Education, Inc.

27475 Ynez Road # 318

Temecula, CA 92591

Tel: 951 347 0362

Fax: 650 898 1771    

For credit card payment, please contact us at 951 347 0362.  Thank you.

Confirmation of registration will be mailed with pre-course material.