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May 11

2024 NYSAFP Congress of Delegates

Join us for the 76th Congress of Delegates (COD) of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. We will convene on Saturday, May 11th at 9:00 AM as a virtual meeting and conclude in-person on May 18-19 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
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Virtual location

You will receive a confirmation email with a URL.

May 11, 2024 09:00am - May 19, 2024 02:00pm


HOTEL RESERVATION Desmond Hotel - Crowne Plaza Albany

Congress of Delegates BOOK HERE


Call-in Reservations please use Group Code CGS and to call the Hotel direct at 518-869-8100.


PLEASE NOTE: The reservation cut-off date is April 26, 2024


The on-line reservation booking link automatically defaults to a specified date. If you need to change the dates, please:

Click on the calendar located below the ‘Number of Nights’ section. This will allow you to adjust your stay duration as needed. 

Students and Residents: We have some scholarships available.  Apply here by April 25. We will notify you May 1.

AGENDA – Subject to updates

Click here for full agenda details

March 11

Bylaws amendments due (60-day notice)


April 11

Resolution due date. [email protected]


Friday May 3

Delegate and Alternate registration deadline


Friday May 10

VIRTUAL ONLY - Join Zoom Meeting

7:30pm New Delegate/Alternate Orientation: Virtual (Dr. Kaplan)


Saturday May 11

VIRTUAL ONLY – Join Zoom Meeting

 9:00am-11:00am Opening

Tuesday May 14 – UPDATE!

7:45pm - Resident & Student Leadership Training – Dr. Marc Price

Join Zoom Meeting

The purpose of the COD (Congress of delegates) training would be to educate the learner about what they will experience, see and hear during the NYSAFP COD. Attendees will be able to better understand the process used during the COD so that they can better and more efficiently participate in a meaningful manner. This will help those participants better navigating the COD process to advance the agenda they may have, as well as that of others, to bring about a more successful resolution of the Congress for the benefit of the NYSAFP membership.

Ends Thursday May 16 Virtual

 11:59pm   Virtual testimony on resolutions (comment period) closes. See the list of resolutions (coming soon)

Friday May 17

Foundation Event TBD



Saturday May 18

Desmond Hotel

8:00am Reference Committee (ONLY Reference Committees)

12:00pm Please join us for Lunch!

 2:00pm Reconvene COD

4:00pm Adjournment

4:00pm Residents & Students meeting

 6:00pm Cocktail hour

 7:00pm Dinner & Dancing


Sunday May 19

Desmond Hotel

Congress re-convenes for closing session 

7:00am – Breakfast

8:00am – Extractions due: Send via email

1:00pm – Adjournment