Philippe de Timary started out his career studying cell physiology in the department of endocrinology and metabolism of UCL. He then went on to become a psychiatrist but always kept a keen interest in the interaction between the physical expression of disease and the psychological one. It is fair to say he sees his patients as a whole. For several years he focussed on people with alcohol dependency.
In the mean time he became head of the department of adult psychiatry and in the last year was heavily involved in helping staff and his patients deal with the whole crisis. Once again he doesn’t focus on one aspect of the person, be it the psychological or the physical impact.
Assistants on the other hand might feel cut off while working from home, losing touch with the unfolding reality at their office. They are generally known for their emotional intelligence and while in the office they are often made aware, formally or informally, of developing situations and will assist their managers in dealing with them. While at home that becomes very challenging.
When IMA Belgium asked Professor de Timary if he could recommend someone to give a talk about resilience of assistants in these circumstances he immediately volunteered.
19:25 Opening Zoom call
19:30 Welcome by our National Chairman
19:40 Key note speech by Professor Philippe de Timary
20:45 Networking event: break-out rooms - share your personal tips on resilience