OTC South Pacific

OTC South Pacific is a non-profit organisation committed to the education of orthopaedic registrars & junior consultants. The focus is on trauma education for registrars, and the purpose is:-

To advance the science and art of musculoskeletal treatment in the South Pacific through the conduct, sponsorship and support of research, education and training.

OTC courses complement the SET training program from junior through to senior registrars and newly qualified consultants. Specifically, OTC South Pacific concentrates on delivering high quality interactive courses involving anatomical specimens and a low student to instructor ratio of 4:1 or less. These courses offer delegates valuable hands-on practical experience in surgical approaches.



It is with great pleasure that the Committee announce the winner of the Annual OTC Trauma Paper Prize at AORA is Matthew Rackham. Matthew won his prize for the paper: Save money and time by reducing paediatric forearm fractures in the emergency department. Congratulations to Matthew who was awarded a special plaque, certificate and receives a free registration to an OTC South Pacific Advanced Fracture Management Course next year!

Committee News

OTC South Pacific would like to warmly welcome & congratulate Mr Andrew Gong as our newest Committee Member. Andrew joins the OTC Committee as Treasurer. Congratulations to Ian Young who was elected as Vice President and also to Professor Mark Rickman who was re-elected to the role of Director of Education. Mr Andrew Oppy stepped down from the OTC Committee after numerous years of service in various roles including Vice President, Treasurer and Director of Education, as well as convenor of the highly successful Advanced Upper Limb and Advanced Foot & Ankle Courses. We would like to thank Andrew for his great contribution to OTC South Pacific over the years.