Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent health threat to people in Canada and globally. It’s listed by the World Health Organization as one of the most urgent health-care threats this decade. In accordance with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (November 18-24), this presentation will bring together nursing leaders on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship (AMR/AMS) to discuss the intersection of the nursing profession and leadership in the context of AMR/AMS. Lianne Jeffs will moderate the panel, joined by Maralon Bevans, nursing instructor and faculty advisor at the University of Lethbridge, Linda Jorgoni, clinical nurse leader antimicrobial stewardship at University Health Network — Sinai, and Denise Gravel Tropper, manager of the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System, Public Health Agency of Canada. The discussion will open with an understanding of the impact of the pandemic and infectious diseases, followed by highlights of the unique perspectives, considerations and interventions of the nursing profession.