The Collaboration In COPD ExaceRbatiOns (CICERO), an ERS clinical research collaboration (CRC), is an ambitious project with the overarching aim to understand and improve outcomes in severe COPD exacerbations across Europe. Education for healthcare professionals across Europe in severe exacerbations of COPD is a key aim of CICERO.
This research seminar provides the ideal platform for the launch of the educational aims of CICERO, wide engagement and discussion around key aspects of severe exacerbations, and to bring together interested clinical academics from across Europe.
The aim of this research seminar is to redefine severe exacerbations of COPD, review upcoming biomarkers and identify key interventional needs. It also aims to highlight severe exacerbations as distinct events, with important differences to mild and moderate exacerbations. The seminar will allow for inclusion and understanding of CICERO and provide an opportunity for participants to become part of the CATALINA study, which is an upcoming pan-European observational study.
- Consider how severe exacerbations fit into the current paradigm of treatable traits for COPD.
- Cover the agreed clinical and research assessment measures needed for severe exacerbations.
- Review the impact of severe exacerbations on extra-pulmonary organs; including cardiac, sarcopenia and palliative.
- Review the key interventions to prevent hospital readmission; including pharmacological, ventilation and rehabilitation.
- Consider how potential biomarkers, radiological and real-world data could improve management of severe exacerbations in the future.
Registration for this seminar is now closed.