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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Watch Congress of Delegates Sessions
Curious about what happens at Congress of Delegates? Watch the archived version of the 2018 Congress sessions.
2020 Candidates for AAFP Leadership
Read the personal statements, curricula vitae and biographies of the 2020 candidates for the AAFP Board of Directors.
Learn More >> (Information available April 24, 2020)
2020 COD Deadlines
Resolutions: September 2, 2020
Proposed Bylaws Amendments: July 4, 2020
Attend the Congress of Delegates
October 12-14, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Registration to open in mid-2020.
Future COD Dates
September 27-29, 2021
September 19-21, 2022
Convention Center/Marriott Marquis
October 2-4, 2023
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
September 23-25, 2024
Sheraton Grand Hotel
October 6-8, 2025
October 19-21, 2026
September 19-21, 2027
San Diego Marriott
San Diego, CA