How to Join (overview of each status)

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).

Professional Benefits

  • Membership in the International Academy of Cytology recognizes particular interest and expertise in the field of cytology and can be documented by using the initials of the particular membership category following the members’ names.
  • Members receive online access and additional print copies of the leading journal of cytopathology, Acta Cytologica, 6 times a year at no cost.
  • Reduced registration rate at events organized by the IAC, e.g. the International Congress of Cytology, are available.
  • Members may participate in the activities of the Academy by serving on the various committees of the IAC.