Course 224 – Research-Based Certification Advanced Course in Lymphedema Management – Leduc method; 4-Day Seminar

Research-Based Certification Advanced Course in Lymphedema Management – Leduc method; 4-Day Seminar

COURSE: February 6, 7, 8, 9, 2018

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.

Guest Speaker:

Stanley G. Rockson, M.D.

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


February 6, 7, 8, 9, 2019

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, lipidema 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:


2575 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

The rate is $167.00

  Reservations must be changed or cancelled 24 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid a charge of one night’s rate per room. Guests may check in any time after 3PM on their arrival date and must check out by 12PM on their departure date.

To make a reservation:

Guests have until January 22 (2 weeks prior to arrival) to make their reservations in your block.  They can do so with the Group Code LM19 by calling our Front Desk at 650 926 2800 or by booking online here (

Any rooms in your block not reserved by then will be released back into general inventory for other guests to book.  Once guests have made their reservations, they will have until 24 hours prior to check-in to cancel their reservations at no charge.  Let me know if you have any further questions!

Free parking for guests.  On-campus shuttle service Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 8:30pm. Guest house service shuttle to go to Stanford University Hospital for the course is available.  Bike rental service ($3.00/day)”.

Travel Arrangements:

Southwest Airlines Co. offers service to San Jose and San Francisco Airports.  To book a reservation visit:   

From San Francisco or San Jose Airports call South & East Bay Shuttle: 800 548 4664 (local) or : 408 225 4444  to go to the Guest House.



Daily course schedule will include:

8:00am: Start

10:15-10:30am or 10:30 – 10:45am: Break

12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch

3:00-3:15pm: Break

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • 8:00-9:00 am:  Medical treatment of breast cancer.9:00- 10:00 am: Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema.

    11:00-12:00 noon: “Effect of Physical Activity on the Lymphatic system of patients with secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery” after  Romain Barbieux, PT, MSc  et al

    12:00- 1:00 pm:  Surgical treatment of breast cancer.  .

    10:00 – 11:00 am: Q & A.

    1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch on your own

    2:00-3:00 pm: Cancer Rehabilitation – Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, PT, MA.

    3:00- 4:00 pm: Advances in Lymphatic Research.  Professor STANLEY G. ROCKSON, M.D.

    4:00- 5:30 pm: Theory and Lab: Head & Neck Lymphedema.  Manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging .  Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, PT, MA PT, MA

thursday, February 7, 2019
  • 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

    3:00-5:00pm: Q & A.  Case studies.

    5:00-6:00pm: Compression devices.  Presentation.  Indications. Contraindications.

friday, February 8, 2019
  • 8:00-9:30 am: Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the upper and multi-component bandaging of the upper extremity.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.

saturday, February 9, 2019

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.


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

Early registration will be accepted until:

January 6 , 2019

Regular registration will be applicable after this date until January 20, 2019 after which late registration will apply.

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until       February 6 , 2019 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

Early registration: $700.00

Regular: $750.00 

Late: $800.00

Register prior to December 15, 2018 and save $100.00.

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.