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.
Juvencio Dias (Timor Leste) During 2 weeks Module in Suva I have learnt a lot about Hip and Spine. The Module is very practical and made it easy to understand how to performed surgery from different surgical approaches to Hip and Spine. I also was able to see different cases in the ward, and was …
In other developments for PIOA, we had a long-awaited meeting with FNU and major stakeholders in the Surgical & Orthopaedic department to address the urgent need to develop orthopedic care in Fiji. This meeting also helped address a lot of issues regarding training and it was a milestone for both PIOA and FNU. The future …
The highlight of the module was the exit examination which was made up of 7 sections. There were 2 written papers, 2 clinical vivas where candidates had to examine patients and formulate a diagnosis and management plan. There were 3 computer vivas (2 in operative surgery and 1 on investigation and diagnostic imaging). Dr Richard …