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.
Musculo-‐skeletal pathology has always been both a diagnostic and management dilemma in almost all of the Pacific Island Countries. The lack of general knowledge and skills necessary for basic proper diagnosis and subsequent employment of complementing management principles has always been a challenge for most of the islanders’ medical practitioners. Whether it is on …
Bula, Talofa, kia ora, Mauri, G’day Greetings to you all from Honiara I’d like to welcome you all to this PIOA AGM virtual meeting hosted from Brisbane, Australia. The past year 2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone and unprecedented in many respects. Covid 19 has restricted world travel that impacts many programs …
The PIOA AGM was held on 21 February 2021 at 4pm AEST using ZOOM. It was attended by members from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Samoa.