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.


Some reflections on the Paediatric orthopaedic module

Dr. Haynes Rasin, Buka, Bougainville The week was very informative for me. I appreciated a lot of new knowledge gained in this section. An example, that there is a condition called Blount’s disease which is similar to rickets. However, have certain features that a characteristic of each and thus differentiates from the 2.  In Rickets, …