Only Two Months Until the 2019 Annual Meeting — Make Plans Now to Join Us in White River Junction, Vermont

Springtime is coming soon, and that means our 2019 Annual Meeting is approaching fast, in only two months! Make your travel plans now to join us Monday, April 29 throughTuesday, April 30, 2019, in the Vermont Room of the historic Hotel Coolidge in the beautiful and historic downtown village of White River Junction, Vermont.

You can register now to reserve your space at the meeting or visit our meeting page to learn more.

This year’s meeting will feature a variety of educational sessions, including lectures and presentations by executive director Dr. Remington Nevin. Board member Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie will present this year’s Sue Rose Memorial Lecture, sharing her experiences with mefloquine as a former U.S. Army psychiatrist. We are also delighted to announce that Dr. Harold Kudler, a current Duke professor of psychiatry and former Veterans Health Administration official, will be moderating a special session on mefloquine and PTSD.  We are also pleased to have representatives from several law firms joining us to discuss recent developments, including Canadian attorney Paul Miller from Toronto firmHowie, Sacks & Henry, and U.S. attorney John Maher of John N. Maher Legal Services.

The village of White River Junction is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91, on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire, and is a two-hour drive or less from major New England airports served by major national airlines, including Boston Logan International in Boston, MA; Burlington International in Burlington, VT; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH, and Bradley International in Windsor Locks, CT.

When making your hotel reservations, you can call the Hotel Coolidge directly, quoting the booking code “quinism”, to receive a $10 per night discount on the cost of your room.Book now as accommodations at this historic hotel are limited. For those seeking more modern accommodations, a variety of national chains are available about a mile away from the village center.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to meet with others affected by quinism and to learn from experts in the field. Please register now and begin making your plans to attend. Last’s year’s meeting was a tremendous success, and we are looking forward to repeating this sucess and to welcoming you to our 2019 Annual Meeting!

If you can’t attend the meeting in person, please consider showing your support for our efforts by creating a Facebook fundraiser, and encouraging your friends and family to support this cause. The foundation is proud to be listed as a registered charity in the PayPal Giving Fund, on Amazon Smile, and in the Network for Good’s donor-advised fund. You can read more about the foundation’s charitable activities by reviewing our listing on Guidestar. Every dollar donated assists us with our educational and research efforts, and no donation is too small to be of assistance. We thank you in advance for your generous support!

Canadian Mefloquine Veterans Plan Lawsuits

Canadian mefloquine veterans in Edmonton, Alberta recently met to learn about a series of planned mass tort lawsuits to be filed against the Canadian government by Toronto law firms Howie, Sacks & Henry and Waddell Phillips on behalf of veteran plaintiffs alleging harm from their use of the drug while in the Canadian military. As described in this story from the CBCthis story in the Edmonton Journal, and this story from CityNews, the Edmonton meeting, at which over 100 veterans packed a Royal Canadian Legion meeting hall, follows a similar meeting two weeks earlier in Mississauga, Ontario, just outside of Toronto. Future town hall meetings are planned in other cities across Canada in the coming weeks.