• Congress of Delegates Registration Information


    The Congress of Delegates is the Academy's policy-making body. Its membership consists of two delegates from each constituent chapter. Member constituencies include 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.

    During the two and a 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.  

    **LOCATION of meeting is at McCormick Place Convention Center – South Building**
    2301 S Lake Share Dr
    Chicago, IL  60616

    Suggested Congress of Delegates Hotels:

    Marriott Marquis Chicago
    2121 S Prairie Ave
    Chicago, IL  60616

    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
    2233 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
    Chicago, IL  60616

    Congress of Delegates Hotel

    Marriott Marquis Chicago
    2121 S Prairie Ave
    Chicago, IL  60616

    Congress of Delegates Meeting

    McCormick Place Convention Center – South Building
    2301 S Lake Shore Dr
    Chicago, IL  60616

    COD/FMX Housing & Registration Link

    Chapter-elected leaders attending COD that choose to register for FMX will automatically receive a 25% discount off their FMX registration fee.

    Please note that chapter staff may register for COD online, however, chapter staff registration for FMX must be made by calling the Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday.

    Delegates, Alternates, and Chapter Presidents: Book Early

    Rooms are being reserved at the Marriott Marquis Chicago (headquarter hotel) for your use. Contact your chapter today to receive the special housing code to secure reservations within the Congress of Delegates block.

    Please book early, as rooms will only be held until August 11, 2023, or until the block is full (whichever comes first). All other hotels will remain open for reservations until October 6, 2023.

    Other Attendees

    Room availability is limited at the Marriott Marquis Chicago (headquarter hotel). Reservations can be made at any one of the other hotels within the AAFP block during the registration process.

    Rooms at the headquarter hotel may become available after August 11th based on the needs of the Delegates, Alternates, and Chapter Presidents.

    A note about registation materials:
    Your badge and materials will be available for you to pick up at the Congress registration desk at McCormick Place Convention Center – South Building.

    Child Care Services

    Bring your family to Chicago! Child-care options are available to keep your children entertained while you attend COD and/or FMX. For ages 6 months to 17 years. 
    Explore options 

    Camp AAFP: Child Care at COD/FMX
    Wednesday, October 25–Sunday, October 29

    To support parents who want to attend COD and/or FMX with their families, the AAFP will offer Camp AAFP child care provided by Accent on Children’s Arrangements, Inc., at a special rate.

    For children aged 6 months to 17 years.
    You pick! Half day, full day, or hourly.

    Find rates and the cancellation policy here

    Camp AAFP Child Care
    Wednesday, October 25: 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, October 26–Saturday, October 28: 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Sunday, October 29: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Register by October 18 to secure your child’s spot.
    Late and on-site requests will be processed if space is available. 

    Fun for Your Child

    • Age-appropriate activities, arts and crafts, and games
    • Snacks, meals, and beverages
    • Other kids to play with!

    Important to Know

    • Accent staff members are bonded and trained child-care specialists.
    • Staff are certified in CPR and pediatric first aid.
    • Staff members will not administer medication.
    • Ill children will not be admitted.
    • A non-refundable fee of $15 per child is required.
    • No-shows will not receive refunds.