Collaboration In COPD ExaceRbatiOns

The Vision

The vision of the Collaboration In COPD ExaceRbatiOns (CICERO) CRC seeks to create a unique platform allowing expert clinical researchers, young investigators, industry partners and patient and public representatives to advance scientific understanding, clinical management and patient outcomes in COPD exacerbations. 

Aim I - Registry

Establish the CICERO registry of EU centres, which can operate with standardised protocols and can collect prospective longitudinal data.

Aim II - Delphi

Complete a Delphi approach to reach an EU-wide consensus on important process and outcome parameters to be measured during and after hospitalised exacerbations of COPD.

Aim III - SOPs

Establish standard operating procedures for sample collection, processing and local bio-banking, providing an accessible source for research partnerships.

Aim IV - Recources

Develop access to resources necessary for management of COPD exacerbations, with mentorship to early career members, educational seminars for healthcare professionals and advocacy to all stakeholders including patient and public representatives.

Aim V - Collaboratives

Create specific ERS Taskforce collaboratives with support from allocated ERS assemblies.

Aim VI - Funding

Obtain external funding for a programme of EU-Wide CICERO-initiated observational and clinical intervention studies