Monday, September 23 - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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.

Hotel Reservations

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Delegates, Alternates, and State Chapter Presidents: Book Early

Rooms are being reserved at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel (headquarter hotel) for your use. Contact your state chapter today to receive the special housing link to secure reservations within the Congress of Delegates block.

Please book early, as rooms will only be held until July 5, 2019 or until the block is full (whichever comes first). All other hotels will remain open for reservations until August 26, 2019.

For Delegates, Alternates, and Chapter Presidents: To reserve your room, contact your state chapter today.

Other Attendees

Room availability is limited at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel (headquarter hotel). Reservations can be made at any one of other 19 hotels within the AAFP block. Please access the link below to make reservations.

Rooms at the headquarter hotel may become available after July 5, 2019 based on the needs of the Delegates, Alternates, and Chapter Presidents.

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Note: Registration for the Congress of Delegates does not register you for Family Medicine Experience (FMX).