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 – “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.
We are pleased to report that 4 out of our 5 final year candidates successfully completed the final exit examination. This was run by independent examiners from Australia and New Zealand. We are grateful to Dr Richard Lander (Chief Examiner) and Dr Sud Rao from New Zealand and Dr Peter Cundy and Dr Andreas Loefler …
The next modules commence on Monday 28 July in Kundiawa, PNG highlands. We are grateful to the Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial Hospital which will host us for the next 3 weeks. The topics to be covered include Knee , Foot & Ankle. We will have 16 trainees do the modules. In addition we will do …
Dr Shaun Mauiliu, PIOA final year trainee performed the first ever TENS nail in Samoa. Shaun learned the technique in 2018 at the PIOA Paediatric module. He has recently received a new NET brand TENS set supplied by Narang Medical Ltd. from India which provides cost effective implants for less developed countries. The fracture was …