Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

The Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

The ABFO National Conference this May in San Francisco was a rousing success!
We were oversubscribed and needed to close registration early because of the demand.
Our attendees dove into the state of the economy with Joe Quinlan, got technical updates from Ernst & Young and Goodwin, heard from US Soccer star Christie Pearce Rampone on what it takes to make it to the absolute peak of your profession, had an intensive interaction with Cara Alter-Hale on how to present ourselves and our message in the most effective manner, and heard from a plethora of panels and breakouts on topics of pertinence to the bioscience industry, including analysts, CFOs, covering P2P,  insurance, individual small group coaching sessions, diversity in the workplace, and many others.
All the while enjoying our unique brand of ABFO networking and hospitality and earning up to 18 hours of CPE.

If you were unable to attend this year, don’t miss us next time!
Mark your calendar for our 2024 Conference to be held with the assistance of our Boston Chapter in Boston, MA
ABFO Boston Conference Dates, May 28 - 31, 2024

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The Association of Bioscience Financial Officers (ABFO)  is a national networking group for biotechnology, med tech and bioscience financial officers. Started in the SF Bay Area in 1989, we’re a place to exchange information and ideas, form support networks and gather for education and friendship.

ABFO regional chapters serve biotech financial officers across the United States and Canada. Our chapters are located in areas with large numbers of biotechnology companies.  ABFO chapters are independent but work together every year to plan and execute our annual ABFO National Conference for three days of education, networking and fun.  All bioscience financial officers, regardless of ABFO membership, are invited to attend our National Conference, the premier national conference for bioscience financial officers.

About ABFO

ABFO Membership is available through the local ABFO chapter closest to you.

Bioscience/Biotechnology/Med Device companies can join ABFO.  ABFO members should hold senior financial positions, such as Chief Financial Officer, VP Finance, or equivalent.  However, we welcome the participation of additional member company staff at ABFO activities and functions.

ABFO Membership


Senior financial bioscience/Biotechnology/MedTech/Med Device people and their team.

Service providers are not eligible for ABFO membership.  Their attendance at ABFO events is subject to ABFO Board approval.

Some chapters may charge a membership fee to cover costs associated with chapter activities.

To apply for ABFO membership or if you have questions about us, please contact your local ABFO member representative, listed below, or email our ABFO Membership Coordinator at

ABFO Regional Chapters

Jon Freve, Galecto, Inc. Email
Hector Casab, Lyell Immunopharma Email
Northern California ABFO Chapter membership is $500 per calendar year for companies with less than 100 employees. For companies with 100 or more employees the cost is $750. For companies with 1000 or more employees the annual cost is $1,500.
To apply for NorCal ABFO membership or if you have more questions about ABFO, please contact our ABFO Membership Coordinator Genie Hawkins. Apply for NorCal ABFO Membership Here.  NorCal chapter membership subject to BOD approval.
Brandi Roberts  Longboard Pharmaceuticals
Cassandra Cook  Shoreline Pharmaceuticals
Please see for additional information on the ABFO Southwest chapter
Bill McClellan (512) 797-3658 Email