Leaders in Innovation


Celebrate Research Advancements in Epilepsy This November with David and Susan Axelrod at the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner

On November 19, the former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and current Senior Political Commentator for CNN, David Axelrod, and Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) Founding Chair, Susan Axelrod, will join scientists, researchers and community members for the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner hosted by Robarts Research Institute. The evening will celebrate research advancements and innovations in the area of epilepsy and will include the formal awarding of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine - one of Canada's most prestigious research awards - to Istvan Mody, PhD.


An outspoken health care advocate, David helped Susan found CURE in 1998. Today, CURE has raised more than $43 million for epilepsy research and is the recipient of the prestigious 2008 Neurology Foundation Advocacy Award of Merit, thanks to Susan's leadership.

As part of the Leaders in Innovation Dinner, David and Susan will speak in an engaging armchair discussion about their lives, careers and their journey as parents of a daughter with epilepsy.

Master of Ceremonies: Peter Mansbridge, LLD’08

Monday, November 19, 2018
Reception - 5:30 p.m. | Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
London Convention Centre
Business Formal

Tickets are $250 per person or $2,000 for a table of eight. Please purchase tickets by Friday, November 9, 2018.

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Thank you to our 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner Sponsors

VIP Reception Sponsor
Gorham Wealth Management
AV Sponsor
Freeman AV
Table Sponsors
Contact Creative          Epilepsy Canada
London Convention Centre           Trudell Medical Limited

Please enjoy a photo gallery highlighting the special moments from the 2017 Leaders in Innovation Dinner. Can't see the photos, click here.


For event inquiries, please contact Natalie Wakabayashi at 519.661.2111 ext. 89201 or email natalie.wakabayashi@schulich.uwo.ca.

Proudly supported by the C.H. Stiller Memorial Foundation and the Family of J. Allyn Taylor.

HST Number: 10816 2587 RT0001