Medical Membership (MIAC)

The International Academy of Cytology now has more than 1400 medical members in 85 countries. The membership is dedicated to the advancement of cytologic techniques in diagnosis and research.

Mandatory Requirements

A medical degree and a completed education in a medical specialty (e.g. pathology, gynecology, internal medicine etc.) in the country of residence and at least one-year full time training or experience in cytopathology

You will also need two Members or Fellows of the academy to sponsor your application. Your sponsor may send a brief e-mail to the central office informing us if unable to sign the form personally.
If you have problems finding sponsors, please contact the central office for assistance.

OR completed training in a specialized medical field other than anatomic pathology and at least two years experience in all aspects of cytopathology.

There is an admission fee of Euro 140. The annual membership fee (Jan. – Dec) are currently Euro 190 and include a printed and on-line subscription to the journal ACTA CYTOLOGICA that is issued six times a year.(Go here to payment page)

How to Apply

You can download the PDF-Application Form here. Please complete accordingly and include:

  • Copies of specialty diplomas
  • Your CV indicating your medical training and experience and training in the field of cytology.
  • Passport sized photograph (90 x 120 pixels)
  • Sponsorship signatures of two Members or Fellows of the academy
  • Your signature on page 2
  • Completed application forms can be sent as PDF-Files to (It is recommended to use E-Mail due to COVID-19 restrictions for airmail.)

download application form

You can alternatively send us the application via airmail at the following address:

The International Academy of Cytology
Office of the Secretary
Massimo Bongiovanni, MD, FIAC
Wilhelmstraße 24a – Hinterhaus
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

What Happens After Your Application Has Been Received

Once your application has been preliminary reviewed you will receive an email reply. You may be asked to supply further documentation if necessary. If a payment has been made you will also receive acknowledgement of your payment. Otherwise you will be sent an invoice.

After approval each member receives an email with access details to the IAC Members area. A letter of acceptance and your diploma will be sent by airmail. If an application can not be approved any payments will be refunded. A small administration fee will be charged.

All applications are submitted monthly to the Membership Committee for approval and then to the Board of Directors. Applications received towards the end of the year will be held until the beginning of the coming year.

Completion of the membership process can take up to two months.