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 block – “Introductory module and Trauma module will be held in March 2024..
Applications to commence training in 2024 close on 31 October 2023.
Click map for Google Earth view of where our trainees are based.
The exit exams were held at CWM Hospital in Suva, Fiji (25-29 September 2023). They consisted of 2 written papers of 2 hours duration each, 3 computer stations and 2 clinical vivas. Congratulations to our successful graduates Dr Clay Siosi Lewi from Solomon Islands and Dr Aitaoto Naseri Aitaoto from American Samoa. Thanks to our …
Great to see Dr Agnes Auto, PIOA registrar in Honiara, training the next generation. Learning to use the goniometers gifted by PIOA. Accurate measuring and recording are the basis of good orthopaedic decision making.
PIOA graduate Dr Areta Samuelu was delighted to welcome PIOA lecturers Dr. Tim Gregg from Wellington, NZ and Dr Jason Donovan from Waikato, NZ on a surgical visit. Tim and Jason are experienced paediatric orthoapedic surgeons. The purpose of the visit was to help and train Areta in the management of congenital pseudoarthosis of the …