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.
Our very own California Family Physician, Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP is a 2022 candidate for AAFP Board of Directors. CAFP is proud to support the candidacy of Dr. Lee. He has shown throughout his career that family medicine is and should always be the core of our primary health care system.
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.
Following COD is the AAFP Family Medicine Experience. AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is the premier event for family physicians and industry leaders. Each year, FMX draws thousands of family physicians together to refuel and recharge as they explore the best education, the latest patient and practice solutions, and networking opportunities. FMX also provides inspiring messages from today’s thought leaders, resources to help physicians enhance their delivery of care, and gatherings with peers and solution providers to advance the specialty of family medicine. Among those leaders is Michelle Quiogue, MD, FAAFP presenting on Advocating for Antiracist Medicine in Practice.
If you're attending these either of these events don't forget to tag @cafp_familydocs in your social posts!