Legendary actor Alan Alda will be in London on Thursday.
The six-time Emmy award winner will be in the Forest City to speak at Western’s Leaders in Innovation Dinner.
This year’s event will celebrate excellence in the field of chronic lung disease research.
The Leaders in Innovation Dinner includes the presentation of the 2016 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to renowned asthma researchers Dr. Stephen Holgate from the University of Southampton in the UK and Dr. Malcolm Sears from McMaster University’s Department of Medicine.
Before he speaks Thursday at the Convention Centre, Alda will tour the Robarts Research Institute to get an up-close look at lung imaging research.
Aside from acting and directing, Alda is an advocate for science communication and has hosted the TV show “Scientific American Frontiers” for the past 14 years.
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