• AAFP 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.

    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.

    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.

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    New! Search for AAFP policies, actions taken by the Board of Directors and Congress of Delegates, along with resolutions considered by the National Conference of Constituency Leaders, National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, and National Congress of Student Members.

    September 23-25, 2024
    Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
    Phoenix, AZ


    Proposed Bylaws Amendments: June 1, 2024

    Resolution Submission: July 31, 2024


    Future COD Dates

    October 4-6, 2025
    Anaheim Convention Center
    Anaheim, CA

    October 19-21, 2026
    Omni Nashville
    Nashville, TN

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

    October 9-11, 2028
    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    Chicago, IL

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