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 block – “Introductory module and Trauma module will be held in March 2024..
Applications to commence training in 2024 close on 31 October 2023.
Click map for Google Earth view of where our trainees are based.
The PIOA AGM was held on 25 February 2024. Please click below to read the formal reports and audited financial statements. PIOA AGM agenda PIOA AGM draft minutes President’s report Director of Training report Trainee report Audited financial statement
PIOA welcomes the following new trainees in 2024. Jeffrey Yiapi – Solomon Island Oralae Pitakia – Solomon Islands Riobert Fa’ataga – Samoa Tzun Rafael – Palau Manoa Valeniyasana – Fiji Paul Lomavatu – Fiji Penijamini Naiceru – Fiji
The exit exams were held at CWM Hospital in Suva, Fiji (25-29 September 2023). They consisted of 2 written papers of 2 hours duration each, 3 computer stations and 2 clinical vivas. Congratulations to our successful graduates Dr Clay Siosi Lewi from Solomon Islands and Dr Aitaoto Naseri Aitaoto from American Samoa. Thanks to our …