Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

The Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

Our 2024 ABFO Boston National Conference was a fabulous success!
We had over 200 attendees who gathered for three days, enjoyed expert speakers, networking, earned almost 18 hours of CPE and enjoyed our special brand of ABFO hospitality… Check our LinkedIn profile for feedback!

If you were unable to join us in Boston this year,
Mark Your Calendars NOW

The 2025 ABFO National Conference will be in San Diego
in the newly-renovated luxury Omni Hotel

Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30, 2025

Join us in San Diego, May 27 through 30, 2025 for the ABFO National Conference

To receive email updates regarding the Conference or if you have any questions about what ABFO can provide for you,
please contact us at

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.
Ryan Lake  Societal CDMO
David Garrett iECURE
Brandi Roberts  Longboard Pharmaceuticals
Cassandra Cook  Shoreline Pharmaceuticals
Please see for additional information on the ABFO Southwest chapter
Bill McClellan (512) 797-3658 Email