Mário Forjaz Secca receives Egas Moniz Award


Mário Forjaz Secca during the award cerimony

On October 27th, Mário Forjaz Secca, professor and researcher in the Physics Department of NOVA School of Science and Technologie, received the Egas Moniz 2019 Award.

For the first time this distinction contemplates someone who is not a Doctor, being the first non-neuroradiologist to whom such prize is awarded. It is also of importance to non-Medical professionals, in particular Medical Physicians and Clinical Engineers, that can be recognized for their work and their importance in the area of Medicine.

This year the choice was made unanimously and the Prize was awarded to Mário Forjaz Secca in recognition of the “great scientific contribution he has made to Portuguese Neuroradiology in the last 25 years with a constant, consistent and high standard work, having worked for many years in Health. and Medicine and devotes much of their time to others, particularly those who need disinterested help most: the sick. ”

The Egas Moniz Prize is a biennial Neuroradiology Prize, jointly awarded by the Portuguese Society of Neuroradiology, the Egas Moniz House Museum and the Order of Doctors, to reward the career contribution to Neuroradiology in Portugal, in honor of Egas Moniz who invented the Radiological Angiography technique, still today of major importance in Neuroradiology.

The award was presented during the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Egas Moniz, which took place from October 26 to 27 in Estarreja and Coimbra during the forum “The Brain in the 21st Century”.