Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

The Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

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ABFO is pleased to announce our dates for the 2023 ABFO National Conference.
Our National Conference will start on Monday evening, May 15 (kick-off reception) and continue through
Thursday, May 18, 2023 in San Francisco at the Fairmont Hotel.
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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

Justin Renz, Ardelyx, 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