13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
CSI: Newcastle is aimed at people interested in family history, the history of medicine and the history of disease and medical care in the North East. The aims of the event are threefold. First, speakers will offer explanations of common medical terminology and diagnoses that family historians may have come across in the course of their research, including terms found on death certificates, hospital reports and medical records. Secondly, the speakers will explore the question: why have the names of diseases and medical complaints changed over time? And finally we will look at the diseases that have been particularly prevalent in the North East and the medical institutions that developed in the region. The format of the session will be three short presentations and then an open Q & A, with a final opportunity for members of the public to talk with the speakers on a one-to-one basis.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
One of the speakers will be a historian of medicine who specialises in at illness and health in the North East coalfields.