2019 Congress of Delegates

Next week, delegates from across the country will meet in Philadelphia where policy resolutions will be presented and debated, and delegates will vote in support or opposition.

These resolutions help determine the strategic policy decisions of both the national organization and local chapters and are used to help inform our legislative and policy efforts.

2019-2020 UAFP Delegates & Alternate Delegates


Kirsten Stoesser, MD FAAFP

Jesse N. Spencer, MD


Chad A. Spain, MD

Sarah L. Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP

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What is the 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 state chapter and from the member constituencies including new physicians, residents, students, and other constituency groups.

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 that consider resolutions referred to them for recommendation to the COD for debate and action.

During the two- and one-half-day meeting, the Congress agenda includes addresses from AAFP officers, resolutions from chapters, and reports from the Board of Directors and commissions.