Wednesday Thursday Friday
 
6:00 - 8:00 pm "Welcome to San Diego"- COCKTAIL RECEPTION
 
 
6:30 - 7:20 am Morning Yoga (Registration through Topi)
7:00 - 8:50 am BREAKFAST
8:50 - 9:00 am Welcome | Day One Introductions and Announcements
  2020 San Diego Conference Co-Chairs: Vickie Reed, Sr. Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer, Mirati Therapeutics, Inc.
Betsy Gelfand
, Sr. Director, Finance and Accounting, Tocagen Inc.
9:00 - 10:15 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: John Whyte, PhD, MD, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD
   
10:15 -10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:45 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Ryan Lahti, PhD, Founder & Managing Principal, OrgLeader, Author, The Finesse Factor, "How to Build Exceptional leaders in STEM Organizations"
 
11:45 - 12:55 pm LUNCH
12:55 - 1:55 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: "Navigating Real Estate From All Viewpoints"
  An update on the national real estate markets and how to be successful.
2:00 - 3:15 pm Technical Accounting Update - Ernst & Young LLP
  Update on the latest accounting developments that are expected to impact bioscience companies. EY will share their insights on how the matters are being interpreted, what bioscience companies should be focused on, and how the various regulatory bodies view these areas.
   
3:15 - 3:25 pm Break/Transition
3:25 - 4:25 pm PANEL PRESENTATION: "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" - The Year's Biggest Makers and Breakers, an Analyst Perspective
  A year in review of the biggest transactions and how to set your Company up to be the next.
   

Moderator:

Panelists:

Mason Matthies, Managing Director, San Diego, Las Vegas & Denver, Director, Life Sciences Service, DFN

TBD:

4:25 - 4:35 pm Break/Transition
4:35 - 5:30 pm COMPANY ROUNDTABLES - Select One
  These company roundtables will be facilitated by Cooley LLP along with carefully selected CFOs from each of the company stages with the aim of providing a forum for thoughtful discussion of the issues relevant to each.
  Early Stage Biotech Companies Whether public or private early stage life sciences companies face unique challenges in raising necessary capital and transacting with strategic partners and critical vendors.  In this roundtable, we will explore such challenges and various tactics to prepare for and succeed in the early stage. 
    Moderator: TBD
  Late Stage Biotech Companies Our panel will focus on financing opportunities and challenges, royalty deals and M&A considerations for both public and private late stage companies. 
    Moderator: TBD
  Commercialized Companies Preparing for Commercialization—The Dos and Don’ts

    Moderator: TBD
6:00 pm Evening Social Event and Networking - Cocktail Hour, San Diego Pub Crawl
     
6:30 - 7:20 am Morning Yoga (Registration through Topi)
7:00 - 8:50 am BREAKFAST
ABFO Regional Coordinators' Meeting
8:50 - 9:00 am Welcome | Day Two Introductions and Announcements
9:00 - 9:55 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Joseph Quinlan, Managing Director & Chief Market Strategist, US Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management
Joe’s presentation will highlight key drivers of growth, critical secular trends, and the potential risks to growth and earnings in the medium-term. Key global trends affecting the US economy and capital markets will also be examined.
9:55 - 10:40 am PANEL: Legislative Update, Speaker TBD
10:40 - 10:50 am Break/Transition
10:50 - 11:50 am PANEL PRESENTATIONS, Tranche One: Select One
  A. D&O Insurance  
    Presenters: TBD
  B. All Things Compensation  
    Presenters: TBD
  C. Tips, Tricks and Trends to Budgeting and Forecasting  
    Presenters:

TBD

 

11:50 - 12:50 pm LUNCH
12:50 - 1:50 pm BREAKOUT PANEL PRESENTATIONS, Tranche Two: Select One
  A. D&O Insurance  
    Presenters: TBD
  B. All Things Compensation  
    Presenters: TBD
  C. Tips, Tricks and Trends to Budgeting and Forecasting  
    Presenters:

TBD

 

1:50 - 2:05 pm Break/Transition
2:05 - 3:35 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Steven Eisenberg, MD, Doctor-Patient Relationship Coach, "The Singing Oncologist"
  Dr. Eisenberg will bridge what we do on a day-to-day basis to the impact we have on physicians, patients and the future of healthcare.
3:35 - 5:05 pm PANEL PRESENTATION: "Women in Leadership"
  Top women in the role of strategic CFO.   The interactive discussion will focus on what it takes to be a strategic partner and the top financial officer, managing the boardroom and being board ready.
    Moderator:
Panelists:
Killu Sanborn, Managing Director, Oxford Finance
5:00 - 5:15 pm Announcements, closing remarks
 
  30 Minute Break Before Evening Special Event
5:45 pm Thursday Evening Special Event
 
7:00 - 8:50 am BREAKFAST
8:50 - 9:00 am Welcome | Day Three Introductions and Announcements
  Introducing 2021 ABFO Conference Chair
9:00 - 10:15 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dan Negroni, "Managing the Next Generation of Workers"
  Bridging the gap between managers and their millennial workforce and creating "next gen" workforce cultures to increase employment engagement, productivity and profits.
10:15 - 11:00 am PANEL PRESENTATION: "Turn-Around Stories, Going from Bust to Boom"
    Moderator:

Panelists:

TBD

TBD

11:00 - 11:15 am Break/Transition
11:15 - 12:00 am SPEAKER: Rady Children's Hospital and public service panel discussion
   
12:00 - 12:15 pm Closing Remarks and Conference Concludes
       
       
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