In 2004 the Forum, together with an EU project group, arranged a satellite symposium on “Sleep in Ageing Women” at the Prague ESRS meeting. We thank Debra Skene for organising this meeting. Speakers included Julie Carrier, Naomi Rogers, Myriam Kerkhofs, Jenny Hislop and Debra Skene. The presentations represented international research on women’s sleep, covering a broad range of topics including sociology of sleep and mechanisms underlying the effects of sleep loss. More than 50 persons attended the meeting.