Congress of Delegates

The Congress of Delegates (COD) is the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) 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 AAFP Leadership Conference.

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 of Delegates agenda includes addresses from AAFP officers, resolutions from chapters, and reports from the Board of Directors.

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Get To Know Your AAFP Board

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Watch Congress of Delegates Sessions

Couldn't make it to San Antonio this year? You can watch the archived version of the 2017 Congress sessions.

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2018 Candidates for AAFP Leadership

Read the personal statements, curricula vitae and biographies of the 2018 candidates for the AAFP Board of Directors.

Learn More >> (Available April 2018)


2018 COD Deadlines

Resolutions: September 8

Proposed Bylaws Amendments: June 30


Attend the Congress of Delegates

2018 Event Details and Housing and Registration Information available spring 2018.


Future COD Dates

October 8-10, 2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
(New Orleans, LA)

September 23-25, 2019
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
(Philadelphia, PA)

October 12-14, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chicago
(Chicago, IL)

September 27-29, 2021
Marriott Anaheim
(Anaheim, CA)