POPE is a multinational, multicentre, prospective, observational, non-interventional registry of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Central and Eastern Europe. The aim of the POPE study is to assess the distribution of patients with COPD in clinical practice within the CEE region according to disease severity, disease category, and phenotypes. The study was initiated as the pilot cooperation of COPD PLATFORM in the CEE region and 11 countries from Central and Eastern Europe have been involved in the project.


Steering committee members


Assoc. Prof. Arschang Valipour, MD, PhD


Prof. Neven Tudoric, MD, PhD    

Czech Republic

Vladimir Koblizek, MD, PhD


Prof. Atilla Somfay, MD, PhD    


Adam Barczyk, MD, PhD


Kirill Zykov, MD, PhD       


Prof. Růžena Tkáčová, MD, PhD  


Prof. Marc Miravitlles, MD, PhD

The POPE study is guaranteed by the project Steering Committee.

Technological and analytical background and project management is provided by the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Masaryk University, Brno. Please contact project management or helpdesk in case of your interest or questions on the project.


The study is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG.