November 2016

Published in ESRS Newsletter November 2016

 

ESRS Forum for Women in Sleep Research

The 10th meeting of the Forum was held during the 23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society in Bologna. Dr. Alpár Lázár (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK) presented “Sex differences in human sleep-wake regulation: implications for our everyday life and health”, emphasizing the value and importance of studying both genders in basic and clinical sleep research.

The Coordinator provided a brief review of the (under)-representation of women in science academies, and emphasized the need to change perceptions on women in science. This review was largely based on a recent European survey (http://changethenumbers.science/fr). The importance of networking and being active in the forum and the European Sleep Research Society for ‘changing the number’ were highlighted. Early career women are especially encouraged to become more active.

For further information, please contact, Raphaëlle Winsky-Sommerer - Coordinator, ESRS Forum for Women in Sleep Research - r.winsky-sommerer@surrey.ac.uk 

Raphaëlle Winsky-Sommerer (Coordinator)