ACOFP Congress of Delegates
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 Congress Changes Below 

Documents and resolutions for the March 15-16, 2017 ACOFP Congress of Delegates will be accessible to Delegates on March 3, 2017.  Below is a preview of important information regarding changes in the Congress schedule and how resolutions will be processed.

Congress will convene at 2:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, March 15, which is one hour earlier than at previous meetings.


A total of 31 Resolutions have been submitted, requiring the use of three Reference Committees.  Resolutions will be posted for Delegates to review in advance on March 3, 2017.


Given the number of resolutions, Delegates will only have access to electronic copies and will not receive a printed set of Resolutions.  WiFi will be available in the Congress sessions and at Reference Committee meetings.  Please come to the meetings with charged electronic devices to access Congress documents, including Resolutions.  If you prefer printed copies, please print them in advance and bring them to the meeting.

When Reference Committee Reports are completed late Wednesday evening, notification via email with a link to Reports will be sent to Delegates.  Again, Delegates will only have access to electronic copies of the Reference Committee reports, and no printed Reports will be distributed.

A Consent Agenda will begin each Reference Committee report for resolutions that the Reference Committee is recommending adoption without amendment.  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 2017 Congress schedule and how documents will be distributed, please contact ACOFP Executive Director and Congress Secretary Mr. Peter Schmelzer at or call 847-952-5108.



Below are the dates and times for the ACOFP Congress of Delegates in Kissimmee, Florida.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

11:30 am - 12:15 pm  •  Credentialing
2:00 - 4:00 pm  •  Congress Session I
4:00 - 5:00 pm  •  Reference Committees

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 am  •  Caucus Meeting
7:45 - 8:00 am  •  Credentialing
8:00 - 10:00 am  •  Congress Session II

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 at the ACOFP Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, which is held in March or April each year.