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.



Report on visit of Swiss surgical teams to Nonga, Rabaul, PNG

Report PIOA Visitation  in Nonga Hospital, Rabaul 16.06.2018 – 23.06.2018 Dr. med. M. Walliser, Dr. med. Philipp Stillhard Dr. Kevin Lapu is a general surgeon undergoing orthopaedic / traumatologiy specialization. One additional consultant, 2 registrars and 3 residents are completing the team. The orthopaedic ward has a capacity of around 60 beds. One major and …