Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

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The Association of Bioscience Financial Officers

The Association of Bioscience Financial Officers (ABFO) was founded by a group of San Francisco Bay Area biotechnology financial officers in 1989 to create a forum for exchange of information and networking.

Since the first ABFO conference in 1990, bioscience CFO’s have helped form regional networks of peer groups have formed across the United States and Canada. These chapters function independently, but coordinate each year in the planning and execution of the ABFO National Conference.

Regional chapters are organized in the centers of highest bioscience/industrial concentration across the nation. Their common mission is to facilitate local networking by fostering face-to-face contacts at meetings designed to address current “hot topics” of interest to bioscience financial officers. This networking becomes national in scope at the Annual ABFO Conference.

ABFO Membership is available through your nearest regional ABFO chapter.

 

About ABFO

Organizations whose primary focus is the Bioscience Industry are eligible for membership in ABFO. ABFO member companies may appoint a primary representative and one or two secondary representatives who should hold senior financial positions, such as Chief Financial Officer, VP Finance, or equivalent. However, we welcome the participation of additional member company staff in ABFO activities and functions.

The Mission of ABFO is to:

Provide a forum for discussion of business and financial issues that are particularly relevent to the bioscience industry;

Foster a strong profession affiliation of bioscience financial officers for industry contact and professional development;

Enhance the ability of financial officers to make contributions to the achievement of strategic objections of their respective companies;

Provide an industry base for responding to regulatory and other issues that have financial implications.

Our ABFO International organization provides ongoing support to the regional groups through its organizing and presenting the annual ABFO National Conference and its distribution of information of regional activities through this website.

Involvement of non-member industry experts in ABFO Activities:

ABFO activities are designed to be open only to members of ABFO and their invited guests.  This format creates an optimal environment for discussion of business and financial issues, as well as for the development of strong professional  affiliations between bioscience financial officers.  At the National Conference, as well as Chapter events, non-member industry experts may be invited to participate in such things as panel discussions and presentations.  Participation of non-members is limited to specific sessions.  This facilities the open discussion of issues specific to bioscience financial officers without the pressure from industry outsiders or service personnel.

 

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ABFO Membership

Eligibility

Companies whose primary focus is the Bioscience/Biotechnology/MedTech/Med Device industry are eligible for membership in ABFO

ABFO Member companies appoint a primary representative and one or two secondary representative who should hold senior financial positions, such as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Finance, Controller, or equivalent.

All ABFO member representatives serve at the pleasure of their member companies and can attend and participate in ABFO functions.

Service providers and financial organizations are not eligible for ABFO membership.  Their involvement at ABFO events is subject to ABFO Board approval.

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

To apply for ABFO membership or to receive further information about ABFO, please contact your local ABFO member representative, or Genie Hawkins, ABFO National Membership Coordinator at genie@norcalabfo.org.

 

ABFO Regional Chapters


ABFO Membership is available through the nearest ABFO regional chapter.  Our ABFO regional chapters function independently, but coordinate each year in the planning and execution of the ABFO National Conference. Regional Chapters are organized in the centers of highest bioscience industrial concentration across the nation. Their common mission is to facilitate local networking by fostering face-to-face contacts at meetings designed to address issues of interest to bioscience financial officers. This networking becomes national in scope at the National Conference.

BALTIMORE / WASHINGTON, D.C.
Brian Hahn
Glycomimetics
Email
Jim Karrels
MacroGenics, Inc.
(301) 354-2681
Email
BOSTON
Justin Renz
Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc.
(617) 658-0574
Email
FLORIDA
Tavara K. Andrews
AGTC, Inc.
(386) 462-2204 x 203
Email
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
David Tucker
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.
(650) 352-3748
 Email
To join the Northern California ABFO Chapter, the cost for ABFO membership is $275 annually for companies with less than 100 employees. For companies with 100 or more employees, the cost is $475. For companies with 1000 or more employees, the annual cost is $1,000.
To apply for NorCal ABFO membership or receive further information about ABFO, please contact our ABFO Membership Coordinator Genie Hawkins for details. Or download and print an ABFO Membership Application now.
NORTHWESTERN
Paul Rickey
Sound Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 Email
PHILADELPHIA
Lou Arcudi
Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 Email
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Brandi Roberts
Mast Therapeutics, Inc.
(858) 768-6358
Email
To apply for membership in the Southern California Chapter, or receive further information about our SoCal Chapter of ABFO, please contact the ABFO Membership Chair for details. Or download and print an ABFO SoCal Membership Application now.
AUSTIN
Bill McClellan
(512) 797-3658
Email
Peter S. Roddy
Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
(512) 501-2450
Email