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 eight Pacific Island countries. (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Kiribati, Federated states of Micronesia 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 – “Orthopaedic Trauma”  will be held at the Modilon General Hospital, Madang, PNG from 30 January to 8 February 2018. The “Orthopaedic Research” module will follow on directly from 9 February to 15 February 2018.
PIOA welcomed 6 new trainees in 2018. They are Kevin Lapu, Stephen James, Jimmy (James)  Yakea, Petrus Opum, Anthony Nasai (all from PNG) and Clay Siosi from Solomon Islands.
Applications to commence training in 2019 close on 31 October 2018.



PIOA Supervision visit to Nonga Hospital, Rabaul

PIOA Supervision Mission in Rabaul, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) April 2018 Dr. med. Philipp F. Stillhard, General- and Trauma Surgeon, incl. Orthopaedic Trauma Rabaul Rabaul is a town in the East New Britain Province, on the Island of New Britain. Until the huge volcanic eruption in 1994, Rabaul was the province …