How to Join (overview of each status)

Reasons to join the IAC

  • Be a part of a huge international network of cytopathologists/cytotechnicians contributing to establishing an international nomenclature of tumours together with the WHO.
  • Have access to one of the leading journals of cytopathology: Members receive online access and additional print copies of Acta Cytologica 6 times a year at no extra cost.
  • Participation in IAC organised international congresses and tutorials at reduced rates. Constant training on the latest developments in cytology via exams and webinars.
  • Show your expertise in the field of cytology by using the initials of your membership category, e.g. MIAC/FIAC for medical members or CMIAC/CFIAC for cytotechnologists.

Medical and Professional Membership Fees

Cytologist Membership Fees


Admission Fee

Annual Dues


Cytotechnologist Membership (CMIAC)

25,00 EUR

80,00 EUR

Further Information

Cytotechnologist Fellowship Elevation (CFIAC)

50,00 EUR

140,00 EUR

Further Information

How we process your application

  • All applications are presented to the members of the Membership Committee
  • The applications are reviewed for approval. This can take several weeks. After approval, the applications are then presented to the Executive Council for final approval
  • Once approval has been given, each member is contacted by e-mail and by post. The membership diplomas are also sent by post a little while after the approval
  • Please note that applications received in November or December will be held for new membership beginning January of the coming year
  • Any member may request a reduction of the annual membership dues if political or financial circumstances in their resident country indicate grave payment difficulties

Please contact the Central Office for Resignations


Fax: +49-176-292-3802

IMPORTANT: If you choose to resign your membership you may no longer use your IAC membership status after your name (MIAC, FIAC, CFIAC, CMIAC, PMIAC).