The 2019 George L. Wied Award
George L. Wied, MD, FIAC (1922-2004) was a great force within the IAC. He was among the founders of the IAC 1957 in Brussels and served on the Executive Council for 47 years. He was Editor of Acta Cytologica for many years. With inspiration and wisdom he supported, guided and influenced many generations of cytopathologists. As a great organizer he was instrumental in the development and advancement of tutorials, of teaching aids and congresses. His research laid the foundation for automation in cytology. The Award consists of a gold medal and a honorarium, financed through the donation of $20,000 by Dr. and Mrs. Wied.
The George L. Wied Life-Time Achievement in Cytologic Research Award 2019:
Prof Dong-ge Liu, MIAC, China
For his dedication to and love of all aspects of clinical cytology; for his support to establish a special relationship between the International Academy of Cytology and the Chinese cytologic community; for his achievements in research and teaching while using innovative techniques in morphology.
The award was presented to Dr. Liu (r) by Dr. Robert Osamura (l), President of the IAC at the 20th International Congress of Cytology, Sydney, Australia May 2019.