NAO Lecture Series: Bruce Rosen

Share Event

North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
As part of the North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) Lecture Series, we welcome Bruce Rosen on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 9am-10:30am in HS 108 (Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Toronto) for a lecture on:

Public Policy on Dual (Public-Private) Physician Practice: Israel and Canada Compared

While provincial medicare policies currently discourage dual practices, these policies are under judicial review in the Cambie Surgeries case in British Columbia. This is an ideal time to review the origin and impact of these policies from a more international and comparative perspective.

Placing the regulation of dual practice in a health systems conceptual framework, Greg Marchildon and Bruce Rosen compare Canada and Israel. Although facing similar problems, the polities within these countries have developed different approaches to regulating dual practice in the public interest that provide useful policy lessons for each.

Bruce Rosen
Director, Smokler Center for Health Policy Research at Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute
Co-editor, Israel Journal of Health Policy Research

Greg Marchildon
Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at IHPME
Founding Director, North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Dr. Bruce Rosen is the director of the Smokler Center for Health Policy Research – a division of the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. He is also co-editor of the Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, which seeks to promote intensive intellectual interactions between scholars from Israel and their counterparts from around the world. He holds a doctorate in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health. Rosen is the lead author of the European Observatory’s country report for Israel and The Commonwealth Fund’s profile of the Israeli health care system. He co-edited Accountability and Responsibility in Health Care: Issues in Addressing an Emerging Global Challenge, which combined conceptual contributions from leading international scholars with local reports on how eight different health systems are addressing the accountability/responsibility challenge.

The founding director of the NAO, Gregory P. Marchildon is Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.  A scholar-practitioner, Marchildon has extensive experience in establishing and working in national and international research and policy networks. A member of the editorial board of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Marchildon is also the Canadian representative on the Health Systems and Policy Monitor network.

North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO)

The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, health organizations, and governments promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making. Due to the high degree of health system decentralization in the United States and Canada, the NAO is committed to focusing attention on comparing health systems and policies at the provincial and state level in federations.

Related Events

Surfacing the Need and Concepts for Alternative Design in Long Term Care


Dec 20, 2023 from 4pm-5:30pm (EST)


IHPME Events

Event Details
Digital fingerprint

Future of Health Leadership, Informatics and Policy (FHLIP) Conference


Feb 22, 2024

University of Toronto – Hart House, Great Hall
Join us at the University of Toronto’s historic Hart House for an insightful exploration of digital health policy and leadership.

IHPME Events

Event Details

Sign up for IHPME Connect.

Keep up to date with IHPME’s News & Research, Events & Program, Recognition, e-newsletter.

* indicates required

Get in Contact


Email Address: ihpme.communications@​

Manages all IHPME-wide communications and marketing initiatives, including events and announcements.