The association has a variety of different missions. 

  • To provide the Cardiac Anaesthesia Textbook 5 (CAT 5) online as multilingual website, compatible with any digital medium, formalising evidence based knowledge in cardiac anaesthesia.
  • To develop a network of experts in anaesthesia and cardiac surgery to update, in accordance with latest developments, knowledge of the CAT.
  • To translate into English, in the first instance, the website that has been in existence in French since 2011 (
  • To promote the publication of the translated website.
  • To ensure the long-term financial viability of the association.
  • To provide as long term goal readers with learning tools to validate their knowledge developed on the website.
  • To establish a model that can inspire other specialist medical fields.