• Congress of Delegates

    The Congress of Delegates (COD) is the Academy's 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.

    The Congress 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 (held prior to AAFP Family Medicine Experience), the Congress agenda includes addresses from AAFP officers, resolutions from chapters, and reports from the Board of Directors and commissions.

    *Read the personal statements, curricula vitae and biographies of the 2021 candidates for the AAFP Board of Directors.

    Future COD Dates

    September 19-21, 2022
    Convention Center/Marriott Marquis
    Washington, DC

    October 25-27, 2023
    McCormick Place Convention Center
    Chicago, IL

    September 23-25, 2024
    Sheraton Grand Hotel
    Phoenix, AZ

    TBD, 2025
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, CA

    October 19-21, 2026
    Omni Nashville
    Nashville, TN

    September 19-21, 2027
    San Diego Marriott
    San Diego, CA

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    Watch Congress of Delegates Sessions

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