Creating a future of healthcare abundance and deep medicine
Dr. Philip Edgcumbe (MD, PhD) is a UBC radiology resident, an entrepreneur, a biomedical engineer and a clinician-scientist. He is a Singularity University Canada faculty member and speaks internationally on the topics of disruptive technology and the future of healthcare.
He has invented, patented and licensed an augmented-reality navigational aid for surgical robotics and has co-founded two biomedical start-up companies. In 2017, he worked for the XPRIZE Foundation in Los Angeles where he led the development of the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE, a global, crowd-sourcing competition to end Alzheimer’s. In 2018-2019 he served as the Innovator-in-Residence for the Canadian Medical Association Innovation Lab.
Speaking topics include:
i. Deep Medicine & Healthcare Disruption: Exponential technology, digital health technology, wearables, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, new models and payment-structures for healthcare delivery, developing deep empathy between doctors and patients
ii. Creating Healthcare Abundance & Catalyzing Innovation: Innovation mindset, crowdsourcing innovation, design thinking, scaling innovation, from bench-to-bedside, patenting, commercialization, entrepreneurship.
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Philip is a Singularity University Faculty member in medicine and Principal at Med Edge Consulting. Philip works with healthcare companies and organizations to help them develop a strategy and vision for their future.
Philip completed a PhD in biomedical engineering (UBC MDPhD 2020) and holds a patent for a device for surgical navigation. Philip works with teams to catalyze innovation via design thinking workshops.
Philip is a resident in radiology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Philip shares his insights from the front lines of healthcare in his speaking and consulting work.
Philip led a team that developed an international crowdsourcing XPRIZE competition to end Alzheimer's. Philip speaks internationally on the topics of moonshot thinking, crowdsourcing, disruptive technology and the future of healthcare.
Philip speaks about the following topics: Healthcare disruption, exponential technology, digital health, wearables, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, innovation mindset, crowdsourcing, design thinking, scaling innovation, translating research from bench to bedside, patenting, commercialization and entrepreneurship.
“Philip is an engaging speaker who will inspire you to think deeply about the future and the exponential change that confronts us all.”
"Thoughtful and future-focused, Philip brings a fresh, dynamic perspective to the stage."
“Philip did an excellent job at facilitating discussion and ideation, all the while ensuring a fun-filled atmosphere complete with pump-up music and dance!”
Mr. Allan Seckel
CEO of the Doctors of BC
Dr. Jennifer Zelmer
President of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Dr. Henry Annan
Past President of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students
CMA Award for Young Leaders
The Doctor's Challenge - Singularity University Canada Summit 2019
Crowdsourcing for Better Healthcare - Katapult Future Fest, Oslo, Norway.
Adopting and Scaling Innovation in Health
Canadian Medical Association
The Future of Healthcare -
AFMC 75th Anniversary Symposium
April 17th, 2020 // Toronto, ON, Canada (postponed due to COVID)
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Ⓒ Philip Edgcumbe 2020