Keynote speaker, Philip Edgcumbe, PhD, is a Singularity University faculty member, a medical student in the MD/PhD program at UBC and has a PhD in biomedical engineering.
He has a goal of positively impacting the health of a billion people by connecting medicine, biomedical research and entrepreneurship.
Following the keynote address will be a local case study on MyHealthNS and what happens when innovative technology meets health system inertia.
Philip Edgcumbe, PhD
Philip Edgcumbe, a medical student at the University of British Columbia, is looking to positively impact the health of a billion people by connecting medicine, biomedical research and entrepreneurship. And he is already well on his way to achieving that goal. In 2013, he was the medical expert for a company focusing on early Alzheimer’s detection. In 2016, he co-founded Lume Biotics, a company developing a device to treat infections with phototherapy, and attended Singularity University to apply exponential technologies to medical innovation. He is a 2017 recipient of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award, which recognizes medical students for community leadership, communication skills, and advancing knowledge and innovation in Canadian health care. Also in 2017, under Philip’s leadership, the Alzheimer’s team received top honours at the annual XPRIZE Visioneers Summit, was listed as the top priority for the 2018 XPRIZE launch, and received $25 million USD in pledged support from Ric and Jean Edelman, founders of Edelman Financial Services.