• 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.

    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.

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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.

    Registration for the 2022 Congress of Delegates is closed

    FMX Celebration: A Family Medicine Experience

    Tuesday, September 20
    7–9 p.m. | Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    To make this long-awaited gathering extra special, we're kicking the week off with an epic family reunion featuring the can't-miss Emerald City Band. Join your peers for one unforgettable evening as you celebrate this unstoppable specialty. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available. Tickets are $35 per person* (free for children 12 and under). Buy your tickets at the Congress registration counter.

    Upgrade your FMX Celebration festivities with our own VIP experience. Proceeds support future family medicine leaders and expanding health care services in underserved communities.  Your VIP ticket gets you unlimited drinks for hosted bar, special photo opp, early access into FMX Celebration and more.  

    *FMX registrants receive one complimentary ticket with their registration. Update your FMX registration to let us know you are coming. Guest tickets are $35 per person.

    All guests attending any functions must follow the AAFP's in-person meeting protocols and complete the COVID Attestation Form to receive a name badge to gain entry into the event. Sign up in advance to avoid delays onsite.

    September 19-21, 2022

    Convention Center/Marriott Marquis

    Washington, DC


    Resolution Submission: August 10, 2022

    Proposed Bylaws Amendments: June 11, 2022

    Future COD Dates

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

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

    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

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