OMC hosts TEDx­Mus­cat Sa­lon

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

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.”

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