Welcome to the Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association
Please note: Dates for Module 2 in 2020 have changed to 3 August to 21 August inclusive. Hip module (3 – 13 August 2020) and Infection, Inflammation and Professional topics (14 – 21 August 2020).
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.
The PIOA AGM 2020 will be held on 1 March 2020 at 4pm AEST (Brisbane time) PIOA Annual General Meeting agenda Summary accounts Module 1, 2019 accounts Module 2, 2019 accounts
The next module in the PIOA program will be held at TTM Hospital in Apia, Samoa. We will welcome 3 new trainees (one from Fiji and 2 from PNG). This module will cover Introductory topics, Research, Spine and Hand and will run from 23 March to 10 April 2020. A highlight during the module (and …
Dr. Reshwin Rajan from Solomon Islands presented a paper at the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association. Here is his report: NZOA Pacific Ambassador Program was initiated by NZOA and Orthopacifix Charitable trust in 2018. Dr Raymond Saulep(PNG), was the first candidate. This year I was fortunate enough to be selected as the second Pacific Ambassador to …