Through the appointment of one member, the National Health Council is member of the “Prize João Lobo Antunes” jury, created by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML), with the aim of promoting scientific culture and clinical research in Neuroscience.
The prize, corresponding to an amount of €40,000, to be awarded annually, is designated for medical graduates doing medical residency and highlights the permanent concern of the neurosurgeon João Lobo Antunes (1944-2016) with humanizing medical action (patients and their stories) and with the future of medicine:
“I don’t know what awaits us, but I know what worries me: it is that medicine, enraptured by science, seduced by technology and stunned by bureaucracy, erases its human face and ignores the unique individuality of every person who suffers, for although if we invent more and more ways of treating, we have not yet discovered how to relieve suffering without empathy or compassion.”
João Lobo Antunes in Olhar com outros olhos (Gradiva) – 2015
Alexandre Castro Caldas was appointed by the President of National Health Council to be member of the jury.
Applications will run from September 5 to October 20, 2017.
More information [in Portuguese]: SCML – Prémio João Lobo Antunes