Infection Network

2018 CHAIN Fall Conference

Wednesday, September 26

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

Cost: Free

The Minnesota Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network presents the 2018 CHAIN Fall Conference. Join us to learn about the latest evidence-based approaches for reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Minnesota.

As in 2017, we will recognize this year's winner 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


A limited number of spaces are still available. Use the link above to register. You will receive an email confirmation that may go to your spam or junk folder. It will come from the email address

Note: A registration must be submitted for each person from your facility planning to attend the conference. Because of the limited number of spaces available, we ask that you limit total participation from your facility to a maximum of five team members. If you would like to register more than five team members, please email with the details of your request.


Download agenda.


Handouts will be made available prior to the event.


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.

You’re invited!

The APIC Minnesota Annual Conference has generously invited CHAIN Fall Conference attendees to an APIC pre-conference reception immediately following the CHAIN Fall Conference, at the Embassy Suites Minneapolis North (Adjacent to Earle Brown Center). Food and beverages will be provided.