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João Lobo Antunes honoured by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon
On 2 November, at 10:30 am, the Director of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Professor Fausto J. Pinto, will conduct a ceremony honouring João Lobo Antunes, Professor Emeritus of FMUL, who died on 27 October 2016. This ceremony will be held at the Great Auditorium of the Egas Moniz Building and will have a wide range of testimonies: Teresa Valido, student and President of the Students’ Association of the Faculty of Medicine (AEFML), Dr Carlos Neves Martins, President of the Board of the Northern Lisbon Hospital Centre (CHLN), Professor M. Carmo Fonseca, President of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CAML) and of the Institute of Molecular Medicine of Lisbon (IMM), and Professor António Cruz Serra, Rector of the University of Lisbon.
The ceremony will proceed with a lecture by Professor Walter Oswald, a Physician, University Professor and currently Counsellor of the Institute of Bioethics of the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) and will end with the unveiling of the plaque assigning the name of João Lobo Antunes to the Great Auditorium of the Egas Moniz Building.
Born on 4 June 1944, João Lobo Antunes graduated in Medicine in 1968 at the University of Lisbon and received his doctorate in Medicine in 1983 from the same University. He was Full Professor of Neurosurgery at FMUL, Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at Santa Maria Hospital and President of the Institute of Molecular Medicine, of which he was the founder. In 1996, his "humanist tradition" won him the Pessoa Award and in 2005 he was elected president of the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences.
The brain doctor also went through the emotions of writing, publishing several works and hundreds of articles.
His last lecture took place in 2014, the year in which he retired, at the Great Auditorium of the Egas Moniz Building of the Faculty of Medicine, the same one that now takes on his name.