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.


 Principal investigator: Assoc. Prof. Arschang Valipour, MD


Participating health care facilities

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, Wien
    Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Arschang Valipour, MD, PhD
  • AKH Linz, Department of Pulmonary Medicine
    Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Bernd Lamprecht, MD, PhD
  • Pulmonary Rehab Centre, Therme Wien
    Investigator: Ralf Zwick, MD
  • Department of Internal Medicine, University Innsbruck
    Investigator: Prof. Chris Kähler, MD, PhD
  • SKA der PV Weyer/Enns, Mühlein
    Investigators: Ullrich Kopitz, MD, Alfred Lichtenschopf, MD


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