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, Palau, 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 block – “Upper limb and Reserach modules will be held in September 2024.. 
Applications to commence training in 2025 close on 31 October 2024.
Click here for the Application form.
Click map for Google Earth view of where our trainees are based.


PIOA Introductory and Trauma modules held in Suva, Fiji

The PIOA Introductory and Trauma modules were held at the Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital in Suva, Fiji from March 4th to 16th, 2024. Week 1 Back row from L to R, Faculty in bold,  Penijamini Naiceru (Fiji) Tzun Rafael (Palau,) James Tewa’ani (Solomon Islands, Pita Sovanivalu (Fiji), Tommy Walters (PNG), Juvencio Dias (Timor Leste), …


The PIOA AGM was held on 25 February 2024. Please click below to read the formal reports and audited financial statements. PIOA AGM agenda PIOA AGM draft minutes President’s report Director of Training report Trainee report Audited financial statement