OMC hosts TEDxMuscat Salon
MUSCAT: Oman Medical College (OMC), Sohar hosted TEDxMuscat Salon under the theme ‘Cornerstones’, which featured an array of brilliant speakers, says a press release.
'Cornerstones' aimed at shedding light on unique and inspiring experiences related to the health sector of those who started as students, but realised their potentials and abilities and paved a path towards success.
The speakers included Mariam Haji from OMC; Sayed Samir Anis from OMC; Sharif Ba’Alawi, National Membership Organisation (IFMSA) president of Oman, MD student in Sultan Qaboos Uni- versity; Dr Khalid Al Hamadani, MD, surgical resident; Haider Al Zaabi, personal development and business innovation consultant at Think Group, Solarin, Oman Solar and Solar GCC Alliance; Hilal Al Siyabi, an extraordinary inventor; Dr Hani Al Qadhi – MD, FRCSC, head of Surgery Department and senior consultant of general and trauma surgery at SQUH; Dr Abdullah Al Harthy – MD, FRCSC, senior consultant trauma surgeon and intensivist at SQUH.
The TEDx programme helps communities, organisations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinat- ed independently, on a community-by-community basis.
The programme was divided into four parts: Building Blocks of Success, Recipe to Becoming Active Citizens, Discover and Market Yourself, From Cornerstones to Towers.
Hilal Al Miskry, an audience member, came all the way from Muscat to attend the event and felt that 'failures are not the end of the road and instead should be embraced' was a very supportive concept provided by TEDx Muscat Salon. Tanzeela Mariam Shuja, an OMC student, took pride in the fact that her college hosted such a large event with such ‘great moti- vational speakers’.
“This successful event was brought together by 35 organisers who dedicated a lot of time and effort since the planning started in September 2015, as they understood the importance of motivational talks being provided to youths as they form the country’s next generation,” said Dana Al Baali, an organiser.
Zaid Al Khabori spoke about the hardships while planning this event. “At some point we were worried about the quality and turnout of the event but thankfully with all the efforts of the organising committee and the sponsors we are very proud with the end result.”