Welcome to the Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association
The Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association (PIOA) was formed to promote and develop modern orthopaedic surgical care in the Islands of the South Pacific.
The association was established in Honiara, Solomon Islands and has trainees from nine Pacific Island countries. (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Kiribati, Federated states of Micronesia, Timor Leste and Vanuatu). See map below for locations of our members and trainees.
PIOA welcomes enquiries from orthopaedic surgeons who wish to become members.
The next module – “Introduction”, “Spine” and “Research” will be held at the TTM Hospital, Apia , Samoa from 23 March to 10 April 2020.
PIOA welcomed 5 new trainees in 2019. They are Haynes Rasin, Bohu Urakoko and Viola Kokiva (aal from PNG), Juvencio Dias from Timor Leste and Reshwin Rajan from Solomon Islands.
Applications to commence training in 2020 close on 31 October 2019.
Module 2 was held at the Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial Kundiawa General Hospital in Kundiawa, Simbu Province in the Papua New Guinea Highlands(PNG) from July 29th to August 16th, 2019. There were 15 trainees in the Knee module and 13 trainees attended the Foot & Ankle module. They are Dr. Alex Munamua, Dr. Reshwin Rajan …
Congratulations! Dr. Clay Siosi, a PIOA trainee from Solomon Islands has been selected by the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) /HSE International Reverse Surgery Fellowship review taskforce as the 2020 recipient! The International Reverse Surgery Fellowship was created by the AAHS to sponsor an international hand surgeon’s visits with AAHS member surgeons at their …
We are pleased to report that 4 out of our 5 final year candidates successfully completed the final exit examination. This was run by independent examiners from Australia and New Zealand. We are grateful to Dr Richard Lander (Chief Examiner) and Dr Sud Rao from New Zealand and Dr Peter Cundy and Dr Andreas Loefler …