James L. Fleming Memorial Lecture in Care of First Responders 

This is given in memory of James L. Fleming, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM. Dr. Fleming dedicated his career to Occupational and Preventive Medicine, serving twenty years as a Medical Officer in the United States Army. He served a tour in Somalia and served as the Army’s Consultant to the Surgeon General on Preventive Medicine.

As Medical Director of the Phoenix Fire Department Clinic, Dr. Fleming coauthored a number of studies pertaining to firefighter wellness as well as participating in various research NIOSH projects while serving the Phoenix Fire Department. He spoke at conferences around the country and was recognized as an international expert for his work in firefighter wellness.

Dr. Fleming was designated a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine and served as a member and as chair of the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine for over 15 years. Dr. Fleming died at home on April 20, 2011, after a lengthy illness.

This is a named lecture given at the Spring convention of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine by someone who exemplifies service in the care of First Responders.

Past Recipients Include:

2016  ---

2017  Emergency Preparedness in Occupational Health, Christopher Rodriguez, DO, MPH

2019  Evaluating the Firefighter for Heart Disease and Cancer, Thomas Hales, MD, MPH

2021  Occupational Hazards of Law Enforcement, David B Canton, DO, MPH, JD