• National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL)

    The National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) is a vehicle for member constituencies—recognized as women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates, and LGBTQ+ physicians—to exchange information, share experiences, and develop basic leadership skills. The conference is an opportunity for members of underrepresented constituencies to voice their individual and group perspectives.  

    NCCL member constituencies also put forth resolutions for debate at the NCCL conference with a process for how the organization handles adopted resolutions.

    Learn more about how member constituencies are formed .


    Resolutions are submitted to the NCCL by any conference registrant. Resolutions are written on-site at the conference and then referred to reference committees for consideration, with a hearing open to all conference attendees. Reference committee members then submit a written report of the hearing with recommendations to the floor of the NCCL for debate and action. Only chapter delegates can vote on the floor.

    Resolution Process

    NCCL delegates can take the following actions on resolutions:

    • Adopt
    • Not Adopt
    • Adopt with Substitution
    • Reaffirm as current policy, program, or service of the AAFP

    Resolutions adopted or adopted with substitution are referred to the appropriate AAFP entity for further consideration or action. If a reference committee recommendation referred to the AAFP Board of Directors is approved, the item is referred to the appropriate entity by the board chair. If a reference committee recommendation referred to the Congress of Delegates is approved, the item is referred to the Commission on Membership and Member Services for review with a subsequent recommendation to the board/board chair for next steps.


    Once a resolution has been passed and finalized, it becomes part of the AAFP’s operational plan, where appropriate staff owners outline tactics that will be implemented to achieve the item(s) set forth in the resolution.