The 6th face to face MEGA partner meeting, organised by the team from Stellenbosch University, took place between 25 and 27 September 2019. The meeting was held at the Protea Hotel by Marriott in the Cape Town suburb of Durbanville. Twenty-seven attendees, representing all nine of the partner universities took part.
The sessions were interactive and stimulating and resulted in the successful finalisation of the content for the data collection application and work packages four and five. Potential future collaborations were also discussed. On the last day of the meeting, a ‘Train the Trainers’ session was held. The participating primary healthcare practitioners found this to be informative and enjoyable and appreciated being consulted on the training content. They also expressed appreciation for the need for the training. We too are grateful for their willingness to be a part of the MEGA project.
A meeting dinner was arranged at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Waterfront, where participants got to enjoy the sun and sea while experiencing some of the local cuisines. Fortunately, the unpredictable Cape Town weather played along, making this an enjoyable experience. We hope that after this little taste of Cape Town attendees will come back for more!