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LECTURE INFORMATION

Managing Wellness: The Highest Form of Worship with Dr. Walid Fitaihi

Lecture: Saturday, September 16 from 5pm-7pm

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 4, Room 370)

Free Admission ($20 Suggested Donation)

LECTURE DESCRIPTION

Dr. Walid Fitaihi will present the concept of wellness (Mind, Body and Soul) and its management through modifying our surroundings by controlling “What we eat, What we breathe, What we see, What we hear, What we think, What we feel and What we do”, so it becomes our way of life as mandated on us by God.

 “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.” Surah Al-Nahl (the bees), verse 97

(مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَهُم بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ) سورة النحل، الآية 97

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Dr. Walid Fitaihi is the founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of the International Medical Center (IMC) based in Jeddah,

Dr. Fitaihi completed his B.S. in Systems Engineering and received his medical degree (M.D.) from The George Washington University, U.S.A. Dr. Fitaihi also has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, U.S.A.

Dr. Fitaihi is an American Board Certified physician, specialized in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He completed his internship and residency requirements and joined a Fellowship in Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals in the Boston area.  Dr. Fitaihi, who was also an instructor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, is a strong advocate of patient education and considers continuous education a key element in improving the quality of healthcare in today’s world of medicine.

Dr. Fitaihi had many assignments during his life; he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Saudi Council of Health Specialties, the highest healthcare council in Saudi Arabia, until 2011, and member of the Joint Commission International’s (JCI) standards committee, responsible for reviewing international accreditation quality standards for hospitals. In addition to his medical practice, he is committed to community service and voluntary activities. Over the years he has delivered a number of lectures on topics related to medical, social, and cultural issues and has published hundreds of articles in various magazines and newspapers focusing on both health-related and non-health related topics. In March 2010, Dr. Fitaihi was chosen as the CEO of the year in healthcare in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the year 2009 by the ITP group.