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 – “Paediatrics, Tumour, Infection, Inflammation and Professional topics” will be held at the TTM Hospital, Apia , Samoa from 8 March to 31 March 2023.
Applications to commence training in 2023 close on 31 October 2022.
Click map for Google Earth view of where our trainees are based.
PIOA graduate Dr Areta Samuelu was delighted to welcome PIOA lecturers Dr. Tim Gregg from Wellington, NZ and Dr Jason Donovan from Waikato, NZ on a surgical visit. Tim and Jason are experienced paediatric orthoapedic surgeons. The purpose of the visit was to help and train Areta in the management of congenital pseudoarthosis of the …
PIOA ran a safe surgical teams workshop in TTM Hospital on Saturday 25 March 2023 The workshop focussed on Situation analysis, Decision making, Communication and Teamwork. Here are some comments from those who attended. RN Faatalaleleigafou Maliko / Junior theater Nurse. RN Heaven Isaia / Senior Theater Nurse. RN Filipi Keresoma/ Senior Theater Nurse. Dr …
Dr. Haynes Rasin, Buka, Bougainville The week was very informative for me. I appreciated a lot of new knowledge gained in this section. An example, that there is a condition called Blount’s disease which is similar to rickets. However, have certain features that a characteristic of each and thus differentiates from the 2. In Rickets, …