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GAFP 2022 Congress of Delegates: Call for Resolutions, Deadline September 9

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking resolutions for the 2022 Congress of Delegates (COD) meeting. Last year, the COD tackled issues such as prior authorization, setting policy on contributions for state legislators who sponsor legislation that criminalizes medical care, and providing pandemic-related resources for our members.

What is the Congress of Delegates, you ask? The GAFP Congress of Delegates is a governing body of the Academy that can set policy. It meets annually at the GAFP Annual Meeting to vote on and ratify decisions that are made by the Board all year, as well as to hear and vote on resolutions from all members.

We are soliciting your ideas and leadership in proposing resolutions for this year’s Congress of Delegates, the first session will be a live webinar open for all members to attend on Thursday, October 20 at this link:

The final session will meet on Saturday, November 12 in person beginning at 1:00 PM in conjunction with the Annual Meeting held at the Marriott Northwest in Atlanta.

Staff and Speaker Monica Newton, DO and Vice Speaker Ellie Daniels, MD are available to assist you; contact Alesa McArthur at or 800.392.3841. You can submit your resolution online.

We now have added resources on our website for tips on writing resolutions located at this link:

The deadline to submit resolutions is Friday, September 9.

Join us as a delegate! If you are interested in serving your district by being elected as a COD delegate for your district, please reach out to Alesa McArthur and she will confirm your district number, then send you a survey to complete to nominate yourself and others from your district.

Degree of Fellow Convocation Ceremony at the GAFP Annual Meeting

Did you complete your Fellows Application…but you haven’t taken the oath?


Would you like to become a Fellow?

Come and Join Us in November!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) will hold a Convocation Ceremony at the Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Marriott NW, for members eligible to receive their Degree of Fellow. The deadline to apply for the Degree of Fellow for 2022 is Friday, September 23. All approved 2022 applicants will be eligible to take their oath and receive their degree of Fellow at the 2022 GAFP Annual Meeting.

Interested? Contact Alesa McArthur, GAFP Deputy EVP, at

Application Requirements:

Any Active, Life or Inactive member, with dues and re-elections in good standing, may, upon application to the American Academy of Family Physicians, be elected to receive the Degree of Fellow upon fulfilling the following requirements:

1.Member must have held Active membership for six years or held a combination of Resident and Active membership for a total of six years.

2.Accrue a grand total of 100 points as defined by this application. Cite experiences and activities in the following areas: Life-Long Learning, Practice Quality and Improvement, Volunteer Teaching, Public Service, Publishing and Research, and Service to the Specialty.

3.Submit a one-time fee of $210. (Note: Credit card will be charged at the time the application is submitted. If the application is rejected, a full refund will be issued.)

To submit online go to, click on the Member Services tab at the bottom and click “learn more” under Degree of Fellow. If you need assistance, please contact the AAFP Fellowship Coordinator, Heather Ynda, at 1‐800‐274‐2237, ext. 6821 or email

2022 Summer CME Meeting Two Weeks Away- Online Registration Ends June 10

Join us at the beach for up to 20 on-site CME credits at the Hotel Effie at Sandestin.

The two and a half day conference on June 16-19, 2022 will include clinical education on Women’s Health and Cancer, Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease, and HIV Update, Legal and Staff Aspects of Workplace Surveillance, Taking Care of Your Own Mental Health, and How to Implement Accountability without Losing Staff, among other leadership and clinical topics. You will learn from nationally recognized faculty, as well as Georgia educators, all vetted by  the GAFP Education and Research Committee.

In addition, the new Hotel Effie and the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort are on the same property and have many fun activities for you and your family to enjoy while attending. Here’s a sneak peek at just some of the options:

  • Pamper yourself with a treatment at Spa Lilliana. The resort offers special pricing for our group. Call 850-351-3020 to book an appointment.
  • Sandcastle Building Competition on Friday for our attendees
  • Visit the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a unique shopping district with restaurants, shops and other activities.

There is so much more to explore while visiting Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Check out their website for more details.
In addition to Sandcastle Building, arrive in time to attend our Welcome reception on Thursday, June 16 at 6pm CST and join us for the two lunch lectures on Friday and Saturday, both sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

To register for the Summer CME meeting and learn more about the agenda, please click here or visit  You can always call the GAFP office at 800-392-3841 to register by phone until June 10, 2022.  We look forward to seeing you there.