Congress of Delegates

The Congress of Delegates (COD) is the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) policy-making body. Its membership consists of two delegates and two alternates from each constituent chapter and from the member constituencies including new physicians, residents, students, and other constituency groups represented at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL).

The COD elects new officers and three members to serve on the Board of Directors for the following 12 months. AAFP members are welcome to participate in hearings of the five reference committees: Advocacy, Education, Health of the Public and Science, Organization and Finance, and Practice Enhancement. Reference committees are committees of the COD that consider business (resolutions) items referred to them for recommendation to the COD for debate and action.

During the two and one-half day meeting, the Congress of Delegates agenda includes addresses from AAFP officers, resolutions from chapters, and reports from the Board of Directors.

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Watch Congress of Delegates Sessions

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2016 Candidates for AAFP Leadership

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2016 COD Deadlines

Resolutions: August 20

Proposed Bylaws Amendments: June 11

Future COD Dates

September 19-21, 2016
(Orlando, FL)

September 11-13, 2017
(San Antonio, TX)

October 8-10, 2018
(New Orleans, LA)

September 23-25, 2019
(Philadelphia, PA)

October 12-14, 2020
(Chicago, IL)

September 27-29, 2021
(Anaheim, CA)