Café au lait macules and NF1 for the Primary Care Provider

April 21, 2021

Multiple café au lait spots or macules (CALMs) are associated with a variety of genetic disorders with a range of different manifestations. The most common condition causing CALMs is neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), occurring in approximately 1 in 3,000 individuals. The diagnostic criteria for NF1 was initially developed in 1987 and is currently being revised. Early detection of NF1 is important to ensure that patients are referred to the appropriate specialists (e.g., ophthalmology, neuropsychology) and families are provided with education and support. The primary care provider’s recognition of CALMs with appropriate referral to a provider able to diagnose and treat NF1 is essential.

Keywords: café-au-lait macules; neurofibromatosis type 1, diagnostic criteria 

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Recognize café-au-lait macules associated with NF1 and other genetic disorders
  • Describe the newly revised NF1 diagnostic criteria
  • Identify the primary care provider’s role in the assessment of NF1-related findings and appropriate referrals
Additional information

Contact

Name: 
CHW Genetics Center
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 266-3352
Email: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
03/05/2021
Course expires: 
07/31/2021
Event starts: 
04/21/2021 - 6:30pm
Event ends: 
04/21/2021 - 8:30pm
Cost:
$0.00
Live Webinar
WI
United States
Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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