Mantas Vaisvilas, MD
I found the French reference center due to my interest in autoimmune encephalitis and paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. I was able to come for a clinical/scientific fellowship after winning the European Academy of Neurology Clinical Fellowship award in 2021.
During my stay with the French Reference center I written a review on paraneoplastic encephalitis. Also I am currently working Ma2 antibody mediated syndromes in patients without detectable malignancies.
The team effort is incredible at the French Reference center, everybody is willing to help in any way possible if a person is only interested. My stay was everything I could ask for. It was very sad to leave because I learned so much and, importantly, met all these wonderful people and made friends that is the most valuable experience. Hopefully, many more projects to come!
Publications & Reviews during my stay:
Vaišvilas M, Ciano-Petersen NL, and al. Paraneoplastic encephalitis: clinically based approach on diagnosis and management. Postgrad Med J. 2022 -141766. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2022-141766.