Prof Gary Ford: Developer of the FAST Stroke Campaign

In honour of Prof Gary Ford’s upcoming talk on 13th May, we want to highlight a few of his accomplishments in a series of posts.

Prof Gary Ford helped develop the Face Arm Speech Test (FAST), a test to help recognise when someone is having a stroke. According to the Stroke Association, FAST has been a hugely successful campaign; in its first 4 months, emergency 999 calls for stroke increased by 55% and brought life-saving medical attention to thousands more people in the UK.

 

 Professor Gary A Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Academic Health Science Network

 Title: Hyper-acute stroke therapies – meeting the challenge of translating evidence into clinical practice.

 Date and Time: Wednesday, 13th May 2015 at 12pm-1pm.

 Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, New Hunt’s House, King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL.

Click here for a map of Guy’s campus.

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