CANAMS! Antimicrobial Stewardship webinars


The CAN AMS! webinars share examples of leading Antimicrobial Stewardship intervention and inspire what CAN be done to slow AMR.

The Canadian Antimicrobial Stewardship Webinars—or ‘CAN AMS!”—is a new webinar series focused on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions. Leaders in AMS from across Canada share examples of what has been done to implement evidence-based interventions, with the goal to inspire what CAN be done to help slow the rise and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The series aims to:

  • highlight and build greater knowledge of evidence-based AMS interventions
  • help bridge knowledge gaps and capacity challenges that can limit the development of AMS interventions in key settings, and
  • promote broad collaboration on AMS across regions, settings, and sectors.

CAN AMS! events promote a One Health frame for AMS to raise awareness for the interconnected drivers and consequences of AMR, and the need for shared solutions across human, animal and environmental health domains.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar #1

Three Can-Do Outlooks on AMS

A One Health Opener for the CANadian Antimicrobial Stewardship Series

Date: April 22, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time

Join this engaging session highlighting opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in human, animal, and environmental health domains. NCCID and AMMI Canada welcome leaders in AMS from across Canada for this launch of the ‘CANAMS!’ series.

An opening address from the Public Health Agency of Canada will underscore One Health as the appropriate frame for responses to AMR and situate antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) with a high-level overview of the federal government-led Pan-Canadian Action Plan and priority actions.

A panel discussion follows to shed light on different perspectives on AMS from stewardship leaders working in human, animal, and environmental health domains.

Moderator: Yoav Keynan, MD, PhD

Speaker: Kanchana Amaratunga, MD, MPH, FRCPC , AMR Task Force, PHAC


  • Lynora Saxinger, MD, FRCPC, CTropMed (human health)
  • Ed Topp, PhD (environmental health)


Building an Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee in Long-term Care

Date: June 10, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central Time

Details coming soon.

More Information

  • There is no fee to attend webinars, however, registration is required.
  • Access instructions will be provided following registration.
  • The program is not accredited.
  • The virtual events will be delivered via ZOOM.
  • Webinars will be delivered in English.
    • To request materials available in French (e.g. slides or summaries) please contact
  • Webinars will be recorded and posted on this website and on NCCID’s YouTube account.

The CAN AMS! webinars are co-hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) and the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI Canada). The series was developed through the collaborative leadership of a national group of AMS stakeholders, the Network for Coordinated AMR Awareness, convened by NCCID.