PIOA reaches an agreement with the International College of Surgeons (ICS).
The ICS has agreed to recognise successful graduates of the PIOA training programme as Fellows of the International College of Surgeons. A copy of the formal letter from ICS is available here
. PIOA is the first training organisation in the Pacific to obtain formal recognition of its graduates by the International College of Surgeons.
The first module – “Introduction to orthopaedics” was held at the National Referral Hospital, Honiara from 11 February to 23 February 2013.
PIOA signs training agreement with Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Solomon Islands Government. November 2012
Dr.Lester Ross, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Solomon Islands Government signed a training agreement with Dr Patrick Houasia and Dr Desmond Soares representing the Pacific Islands Orthopaedic association. The agreement was signed in Honiara on 27 November 2012 at the Ministry. The agreement is for an initial period of five years with an extension by mutual agreement. PIOA will commence the first module of the training program in Honiara in February 2013.
PIOA training program presented at International College of Surgeons Congress Brisbane
Dr. Desmond Soares presented a paper titled “Moodle and Modules – an innovative training program” at the 38th Biennial World Congress of the International College of Surgeons in Brisbane on 10 November 2012. PIOA is looking to partner with the International College of Surgeons (ICS) so as to award those who complete the PIOA training program a fellowship of the International College of Surgeons.