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When you work with Karla Lester M.D.(she/her/hers), you get results. Not only is she a rockstar, board-certified pediatrician, obesity medicine doctor  and professionally certified life coach with decades of experience, but she also uses her own weight loss journey as fuel for helping teens, parents and physicians succeed — and making it fun! After years of creating community solutions for children’s health, she is bringing all of what works to create IME Community (imecommunity.com).

“I have been working to address the childhood obesity epidemic for nearly two decades of my career. My whole philosophy is “Let’s Meet in the Middle”.  Patients can be body positive and reach their health goals.  It’s time to disrupt weight stigma and bias in healthcare, let go of what doesn’t work and forge a new path that will truly help our patients improve metabolic health, reverse insulin resistance, reach their natural healthy weight set point range and live their magical lives!”- Dr. Karla, ActivistMD

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Karla Lester, M.D
Karla Lester, MD
ActivistMD, Mom, Poet

"Creating community with compassionate connection!"- Dr. Karla, ActivistMD

Book: "the magical everywhere"

Book: “the magical everywhere”

“the magical everywhere” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book by Dr. Karla Lester where young readers are transported around the world visiting all 7 continents and landing back at home to find the magical is everywhere!

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12/11: Twitter 101

Dana Corriel, MD shares everything”Twitter”, in a Twitter for Basics session. How does Twitter work? What do the words tweet, tag, retweet, hashtag mean? How does one engage?



Uchenna Njiaju, MD

1st Steps to Self-Publishing Your Biography

In this lecture, Uchenna O. Njiaju, MD, FACP (with 7 years of experience self publishing 10 publications) will teach attendees how to construct a biography ready for publication, using basic principles.

Colin Zhu, MD

Culinary Medicine in Action: Rooted in Plants & The Planet (with Demo)

Current global eating and cooking trends threaten human health, economic stability, & planetary health. Learn how culinary medicine principles can be applied at home and in clinical practice to incorporate more nutrient-dense, whole food plant-based meals into your own diet and into the diets of your patients. A cooking demo will be included.

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Facebook 101 for Doctors

What is Facebook? How does one use it professionally? What do the words profile, page, group, tag mean? How does one properly engage on the platform?

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