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 provided the ideal platform for the launch of the educational aims of CICERO, wide engagement and discussion around key aspects of severe exacerbations, and brought together interested clinical academics from across Europe.
The aim of this research seminar was 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.