Dr. Philip
Edgcumbe

Creating a future of healthcare abundance and deep medicine 

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About Philip

Philip Edgcumbe is an entrepreneur, a biomedical engineer, and a physician-in-training (UBC MDPhD 2020). 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 your guide to the future of

Healthcare.

Healthcare Strategist

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.

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Biomedical Engineer

Philip has completed a PhD in biomedical engineering - he will officially receive his PhD in May 2020. Philip works with teams to catalyze innovation via design thinking workshops.

Physician-in-Training

Philip is a senior medical student 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.

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Medical Innovator

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.

Keynote Speaker 

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.

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Speaking Testimonials

“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!”  

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Mr. Allan Seckel

CEO of the Doctors of BC

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Dr. Jennifer Zelmer

President of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

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Dr. Henry Annan

Past President of the Canadian Federation of Medical Students

Talks

CMA Award for Young Leaders 

Application Video -
Global Solution Program at Singularity U

Crowdsourcing for Better Healthcare - Katapult Future Fest, Oslo, Norway.

Adopting and Scaling Innovation in Health 
Canadian Medical Association
Health Summit

The Future of Healthcare -
AFMC 75th Anniversary Symposium

Project Showcase - Collective Open Source Medical Innovations for COVID-19

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Presentation Schedule

April 16th, 2020 // Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Promoting Humanistic Care in a World Enabled by Digital and AI Technology - Medical Education and Practice Conference 

April 17th, 2020 // Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Shaking the foundation of health care: Are we ready?Canada's Health CEO Forum 

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