Austen Angell, FIDSA

Charles Austen Angell, FIDSA
Founder
Modern Edge, Inc.

Charles Austen Angell, FIDSA, is president and CEO of Modern Edge, a strategic design firm based in Portland, OR, that innovates within health care, wearable tech, connected devices and active lifestyles.

Angell served in several positions on IDSA’s Board of Directors, culminating with chair-elect, chair and chair emeritus. In 2015, he was inducted into IDSA’s Academy of Fellows. In 2016, Angell was named among IDSA’s “50 Notable Members” in INNOVATION magazine—a list that includes IDSA Fellows Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss, Katherine J. McCoy, Patricia A. Moore and Walter Dorwin Teague.

Angell speaks worldwide on design and innovation, and is known for his commitment to design for positive social impact.


Opioids: Designing for a Public Health Crisis

The opioid crisis in the United States is making global headlines. The fight against the dramatically escalating problem is one of the few areas of common ground in today’s political theater. Charles Austen Angell, FIDSA, will address the life-threatening issue from a design thinking perspective. He will review and discuss the technologies, legislative barriers and challenges within this space including:

  • Overview of opioids in America 
  • History and contributing factors
  • Recent evolution and escalation
  • Legislation and intervention
  • Current technology and design solutions
  • Potential Futurescape

Join Angell as he explores the role that design can play in addressing the crisis.


IDSA Medical Conference 2018 chair Bryce Rutter discusses speaker Austen Angell.