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.



The PIOA AGM 2023 was held online on Sunday 26 February 2023 commencing at 4pm AEST(Brisbane time). Here are the papers from the meeting; Agenda Draft Minutes of the AGM (to be ratified at next AGM in Feb 2024) President’s report Director of Training report PIOA Trainee report – Raymond Saulep Treasurer report – the …

PIOA module Apia, Samoa – 13 March to 1 April 2023

The next PIOA module will be held at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole (TTM) Hospital in Apia, Samoa from 13 March to 1 April 2023. The topics covered will include Paediatric orthopaedics (13-18 March), Tumour (20-24 March), and Infection, Inflammation and Professional topics (25 March to 1 April). We will have students from Timor Leste, Papua …