AAFP Congress of Delegates 2022: MN Highlights

Minnesota family physicians were well-represented at the 2022 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates, the AAFP’s policy-making body, in September in Washington, DC.

Minnesota Delegation

  • Dania Kamp, MD, FAAFP, Senior Delegate (Minnesota)
  • Dave Bucher, MD, FAAFP, Junior Delegate (Minnesota)
  • Alex Vosooney, MD, MAFP President and Senior Alternate Delegate (Minnesota)
  • Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH, Junior Alternate Delegate (Minnesota)
L-R, Jami Burbidge, MAM, Alex Vosooney, MD, Dave Bucher, MD, FAAFP, Dania Kamp, MD, FAAFP, Bob Jeske, MD, Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH, and Maria Huntley, CAE, MAM

Other Minnesota leaders also attending this year’s Congress:

  • Daron Gersch, MD, FAAFP, AAFP Vice Speaker
  • Bob Jeske, MD, MAFP President Elect
  • Cybill Oragwu, MD, representing New to Practice Physicians
  • Maria Huntley, CAE, MAM, MAFP CEO
  • Jami Burbidge, MAM, MAFP COO

Thank you to these incredible leaders for their time, passion and commitment to representing Minnesota family physicians and our patients.

Action on Resolutions 

Minnesota put forth one resolution for 2022 to the Congress of Delegates for deliberation.

Resolution 307 (Minnesota): Advocating for New ICD Codes for Gender-Affirming Care

Substitute Adopted: The AAFP advocate for comprehensive ICD-10 codes for gender-affirming care that are inclusive to the patient experience.
Minnesota also had two extracted resolutions from the 2021 virtual Congress of Delegates that were being considered.

Resolution 525 (Minnesota): Paid Family Leave

Adopted: The AAFP advocate for and support national legislation in favor of gender-inclusive paid family leave.

Resolution 505 (Minnesota): Taking Action on Universal Single-Payer Health Care

Not Adopted: The AAFP promote universal single-payer health care, especially at the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit.

Gersch Re-Elected

MAFP past president and leader Daron Gersch, MD, FAAFP, was re-elected to the Vice Speaker role for next year’s Congress of Delegates (and will be up for re-election, again, for 2024).

Vice Speaker Daron Gersch, MD, FAAFP

Minnesota Reception at FMX

The AAFP’s Family Medicine Experience (FMX) conference follows the Congress of Delegates and was back in person for the first time since fall 2019. The MAFP hosted a reception for any Minnesota family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students (and their guests) in attendance at FMX.
We had a wonderful time connecting with members and non-members and are grateful to our reception sponsor, Mankato Clinic, for their support of family medicine in Minnesota.
Missed the Congress of Delegates or FMX? Catch up on the online conversation by searching #AAFPFMX and #AAFPCOD on social media.

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