OTC South Pacific & Global OTC Foundation

The Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care (OTC) Foundation was established in 2007 as an international non-profit organization based in Switzerland. The Mission is to advance osteosynthesis and trauma care through education and research. The OTC Foundation offers courses, fellowships and grants for a worldwide membership of Health Care Professionals.

OTC Foundation is committed to intellectual independence, evidence-based medicine and the debate of scientific principles. We leverage human and financial resources to drive innovation and supporting the development of the next generation of Health Care Professionals.

OTC South Pacific

OTC South Pacific (formerly AIOD South Pacific) was established in 2005 and later became the local chapter of OTC Foundation. OTCSP operates as a non-profit organisation. The purpose of OTC South Pacific is to advance the science and art of musculoskeletal treatment in Australia and New Zealand through the conduct, sponsorship and support of research, education and training.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership of an expanding national and international fraternity
  • Advance notice of upcoming local and International courses
  • Substantial subsidies on courses
  • Advance notice of local & international research grants
  • Ability to apply for international fellowships

Focus on Trauma

As part of our commitment to fostering best practice in trauma care, OTC South Pacific is delighted to be in an ongoing partnership with AORA. OTC South Pacific is proud to be the sponsor of a prize for the best trauma research paper presented at the AORA Annual Conference.


OTC South Pacific focuses on delivering high quality educational courses. These courses have been developed into a comprehensive certified pathway to complement and enhance the SET program training from junior through to senior registrars and newly qualified consultants. Specifically, OTC South Pacific concentrates on delivering 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.

OTC Management Committee

OTC is run by a Management Committee of 5 orthopaedic surgeons from across Australia, elected by members at the AGM & supported by an Executive Officer.

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Professor Ton Tran



Professor Ton Tran is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, Monash Health, Melbourne. Professor Tran is also a past President of the International OTC Foundation.


Dr Mark Rickman

Professor Mark Rickman

Vice President


Professor Mark Rickman is Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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Mr Andrew Gong

Director of Education


Mr. Andrew Gong is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Austin Hospital and Monash Health. He also serves in the Specialist Reserves in the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Dr Manish Gupta



Dr Manish Gupta is an orthopaedic surgeon at Nepean Hospital in Sydney.

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Dr Joseph Isaacs



Dr Joseph Isaacs is a hip & knee orthopaedic surgeon. He holds positions of Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney and Director of Orthopaedic Training at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.

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Ms Claire Diiorio

Executive Officer


Claire Diiorio assists the Management Committee to fulfil its strategic and governance roles and manages the day to day operations of the organisation.

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