Infection Network

2018 CHAIN Fall Conference

Wednesday, September 26

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

Cost: Free

At the Minnesota Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network 2018 CHAIN Fall Conference, attendees learned about the latest evidence-based approaches for reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Minnesota.

CHAIN recognized this the winners of the 2018 CHAIN Award for Excellence. If you know of a team that has done great work to reduce the incidence of HAIs or combat antibiotic resistance, please check out the award page and consider submitting a nomination.


Patient safety and quality staff, infection preventionists, managers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and any other professionals working in or leading hospitals, long-term care, community care, or outpatient settings to prevent HAIs and combat antibiotic resistance.


  • Recognize exceptional efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance in Minnesota through presentation of the CHAIN Award for Excellence
  • Learn about approaches for reinforcing appropriate testing for infections
  • Engage in an interactive discussion regarding the challenges and opportunities for preventing and treating infections during care transitions
  • Explore antibiotic stewardship program implementation and actions across settings of care


Download agenda.


Speaker Bios

Presentation - Henry Ford Health System’s No Harm Campaign
Presentation - Success Strategies for Reducing UTI
Presentation - Infection Prevention & Care Transitions: An Interactive Case Study
Presentation - Care transitions: One Community’s Journey in Coalition Building
Presentation - Antibiotic Stewardship Tracking and Reporting


Google Maps directions to Earle Brown Heritage Center.


For questions regarding the conference, contact Sarah Brinkman, 952-853-8552.

Continuing Education Credits and Contact Hours for Health Professionals

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance following completion of a post-conference online evaluation survey. Attendees are responsible for determining if this program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification for their discipline.

Special Accommodations

CHAIN wants to ensure everyone can participate in its programs and events. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or access to a private space (for example - access to a lactation room, prayer space, etc.) or have questions about physical access, please contact Sarah Brinkman, 952-853-8552, in advance of your participation.