Leaders in Innovation

A Celebration of Research

Thank you to those who attended the 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner. We were so pleased so many were able to join us as we shone the spotlight on epilepsy research, presented the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to Dr. Istvan Mody, and celebrated a $2.5 million donation in support of epilepsy research from Jack and Sharon Cowin.



Undoubtedly, a highlight of the evening for everyone was the engaging armchair discussion with David and Susan Axelrod. Hearing about the Axelrods journey of raising their daughter Lauren, and how epilepsy changed her life, demonstrated the importance of research and the need to find a cure for this devastating disorder. As Susan said, “we never want to lose our sense of desperation because there are so many desperate parents … success will be when other mothers and fathers don’t have to go through this anymore.”


We invite you to relive just a few of the moments from this celebration of research through a photo gallery below. Can't see the gallery? Click here.


Thank you to our 2018 Leaders in Innovation Dinner Sponsors

VIP Reception Sponsor

Gorham Wealth Management Group


AV Sponsor

Freeman AV


Table Sponsors


Contact CreativeEpilepsy CanadaLondon Convention CentreTrudell Medical Ltd.


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.

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