2022 ACOFP Congress of Delegates

March 16, 2022 | Dallas, Texas   

The ACOFP Congress of Delegates will have virtual reference committees given their success earlier this year. Based upon feedback, the date has been moved to Saturday, March 5, and the reference committees are sequential so that delegates may attend all of them if you choose.

To allow delegates to make the most of the CME programming and expanded networking opportunities, sessions 1 and 2 of the ACOFP Congress of Delegates will all take place live, in-person on Wednesday, March 16, starting at 3 pm CT in Dallas, Texas. No Congress will be held on Thursday so delegates must be able to commit to arriving by 2 pm CT on Wednesday, March 16 to be credentialed.

As provided for in the bylaws of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Article V, Section 1, the total number of delegates and alternate delegates allocated to each state society has been computed according to the number of active members in your ACOFP state society as of November 12.

The certified list of delegates and alternate delegates should be submitted and emailed to Annie DeVries at annied@acofp.org by January 15. 

Any reports, resolutions, or other business for this meeting should be submitted by January 15 to Annie DeVries at annied@acofp.org so that they can be posted on the ACOFP website and available to Delegates for review in advance.

Resolutions received prior to January 15 would be greatly appreciated. Resolutions submitted after January 15 or during the Congress may only be accepted by approval of the Congress Speaker or by consent of two-thirds of the Congress Delegates present, provided two-thirds of the seated Delegates are in attendance.

The agenda and contents will be posted two weeks prior to Congress.
If you have any questions about the 2022 Congress, please contact ACOFP Executive Assistant Annie DeVries at annied@acofp.org or call 847-952-5109.


Saturday, March 5, 2022 (VIRTUAL)

Reference Committee 1 
10–11 am CT

Reference Committee 2
11:15 am –12:15 pm CT

Reference Committee 3

12:30–1:30 pm CT

Executive Session of Reference Committees
1:30–2:30 pm CT

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (LIVE, IN-PERSON IN DALLAS)

1–3 pm CT


3–7 pm CT

There will be no Congress session on Thursday, March 17.

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. This year's event will be held virtually.


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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