The National Centralized Ultrasound Processing (CUP) Lab announces summer field technician training and certification dates. Beginner ultrasound training courses are set for Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta, Canada, May 23-25; and Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, June 1-3. No experience or equipment is needed, but participants must pre-register. Go to

Meanwhile, an advanced training course is set for June 5-7 in Ames, with a certification exam June 8 or 9. Ultrasound Guidelines Council certification is June 13-15. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. For more info, contact the CUP Lab at 515-232-9442. -- Joe Roybal