Infection Network

2018 CHAIN Fall Conference

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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 the 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

Presentation Videos and Handouts

All videos require the password MHA to view.

Conference Agenda

Speaker Bios

Henry Ford Health System’s No Harm Campaign
Handout PDF

Success Strategies for Reducing UTI
Handout PDF

2018 CHAIN Award for Excellence Presentation

Infection Prevention & Care Transitions: An Interactive Case Study
Handout PDF

Care transitions: One Community’s Journey in Coalition Building
Handout PDF

Antibiotic Stewardship Tracking and Reporting
Handout PDF


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