2019 ACOFP Congress of Delegates
March 20-21, 2019 | Sheraton Grand Chicago

2019 Agenda Documents   | 2019 Resolutions

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State delegations will be located in a modified alphabetic order to accommodate the room’s wider setup and to allow delegations traditionally seated at the back to sit closer to the podium.

A total of 29 resolutions have been submitted, requiring use of four Reference Committees. We will convene a fourth Reference Committee of the Whole on the single topic of MDs as ACOFP Active Members, immediately following the usual Reference Committee deliberations on other resolutions.


Given the number of resolutions, no printed copies will be provided. Wi-Fi will be available in the Congress sessions and at Reference Committee meetings. Please come to the meetings with charged electronic devices If you prefer printed copies of the resolutions, please print them out in advance and bring to the meeting.

After the four Reference Committee reports are finalized late Wednesday evening, an email message with link to the reports will be sent to Delegates via email. Also, a Consent Agenda will begin each Reference Committee report for resolutions that the Reference Committee recommends adoption without amendments. Delegates will have an opportunity to remove resolutions from the Consent Agenda so that comments can be made from the floor.
These changes will allow for the processing of all Congress business in a time-efficient and cost effective manner.  If you have questions about the 2019 Congress schedule and how documents will be distributed, please contact ACOFP Executive Director and Congress Secretary, Mr. Bob Moore at bobm@acofp.org or call 847-952-5108.

Department Reports on Committee Activities 


(As of March 19, 2019, and subject to change)
Resolutions by Reference Committee >>
Reference Committee Members >> 

ACOFP Board of Governors Recommendations >> NEW
You can download all resolutions in one document, or download individually by Resolution below.

Resolution 1.
Approval of March 21-22, 2018 Congress of Delegates Minutes

Resolution 2.
Approval of 2019 Budget

Resolution 3.
Revisions to Sunsetting ACOFP Position Statements of the ACOFP

Resolution 4.
Revisions to Sunsetting ACOFP Position Statements - Telemedicine

Resolution 5.
Student Delegation in the ACOFP Congress of Delegates

Resolution 6.
Creation of a National Resident Delegation for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)

Resolution 7.
Inclusion of Distinguished Fellow Status in ACOFP Bylaws

Resolution 8.
ACOFP Gun Safety Policy

Resolution 9.
Partnering with ACGME to increase the number of Community-Based Primary Care Residency Programs

Resolution 10.
Creating a Directory of Members for Hosting Medical Students on Away Rotations and Residency Interviews

Resolution 11.  
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Boot-Camp

Resolution 12.
Longitudinal Assessment Platform AOBFP

Resolution 13.
Board Certification Results

Resolution 14.
Past Resolutions and Position Statements Searchable Database Webpage

Resolution 15.
Scope of Family Physicians

Resolution 16.
Interoperable Electronic Medical Records

Resolution 17.
Health Effects of Climate Change

Resolution 18.
Housing Effects Health care

Resolution 19.
Incorporating Nutrition Education into Core Medical School Curriculums

Resolution 20.
Opposition to patient discrimination of osteopathic family physicians because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin

Resolution 21.
Naloxone Availability

Resolution 22.
Opioid Education

Resolution 23.
The identity and uniqueness of Osteopathic Medicine

Resolution 24.
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society 60th Anniversary

Resolution 25.
MD's as ACOFP Active Members

Resolution 26.
The American Osteopathic Association Exercises Caution When Considering Certification Changes

Resolution 27.
Certification Component Development

Resolution 28.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Performance Exam Pathway

Resolution 29. 
American Osteopathic Association Specialty Board Certification


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Registration & Credentialing
11:00 am to 1:15 pm
(Chicago Ballroom Promenade; Level 4)

Congress Session I 
1:00 to 3:00 pm
(Chicago Ballroom VIII-X; Level 4)

Reference Committees
3:00 to 4:00 pm
Reference Committee # 1
(Colorado Room; Level 2)

Reference Committee #2
(Arkansas Room; Level 2)

Reference Committee #3
(Mississippi Room; Level 2)

4:00 to 5:00 pm
Special Reference Committee on MDs as Members
(Chicago Ballroom VIII-X; Level 4)

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Congress Session II

8:00 am to 11:00 am
(Chicago Ballroom VIII-X; Level 4)
7:30 am to 8:00 am - Credentialing will be located inside


The The ACOFP Congress of Delegates is the ACOFP’s legislative body, composed of appointed members from each affiliate or state society. It elects new officers and members to serve on the Board of Governors.

Congress meets each Spring at the ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars.


A state society receives one voting delegate for every 25 active members whose national and state dues are current.

State societies also receive one voting osteopathic family practice resident delegate who is currently enrolled in good standing in an AOA or ACGME residency program in the represented state; is in good standing with the ACOFP state affiliate society; and is in good standing with the ACOFP and AOA.

All state societies receive one voting delegate from each approved College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) ACOFP Student Chapter within the state.

Each state society is required to send recommendations naming its delegates and alternate delegates to the ACOFP Executive Director at least 30 days before the first day of the Congress of Delegate’s annual meeting. The recommendations must be made in writing.

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