James Rae Day


38th Annual James Rae Scientific Day & Lecture

Friday, September 3, 2021 

Hosted by the Michigan Medicine Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse-University of Michigan Golf Course
500 E. Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
*Program will take place on the second floor


Keynote Address

Matthew Smuck, MD presents "Rehabilitation Research in Silicon Valley: Wearables Where Able"  
Dr. Matthew Smuck is the Chief of PM&R and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He is the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services for Stanford Healthcare where his clinical work concentrates on medical and interventional management of spine disorders. He is a physician leader and current President of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and has served on the Executive Editorial Board of The Spine Journal and the Board of Directors of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Foundation for PM&R. Dr. Smuck is an award-winning researcher and pioneer of the new field of physical performance monitoring using wearable sensors. He founded and directs the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford, focused on developing methods of wearable sensor data analytics to discover digital phenotypes of mobility-limiting orthopedic and neurologic diseases, and applying these methods to improve disease detection, prevention, and treatment. Dr. Smuck has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. His work is recognized by numerous research society awards and publication awards, including the ISSLS Medtronic Award in 2012, the American Academy of PM&R’s 2014 President’s Citation Award, the PM&R Journal’s 2015 Best Original Research Award, the 2016 ISSLS Prize, and The Spine Journal’s Outstanding Paper Award in 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2018.  

CME Credit:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (To claim CME credit you must have a MiCME account. If you do not have one, you can create one here.) 

Target Audience:

This program is planned for faculty, alumni, house officers, medical students, residents, and guests of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). 


The primary objective is to gain medical knowledge and evaluate scientific evidence relating to the on-going research activities. This event also proves to be an exercise in communication and professional skills as presentations are required as part of the activity.  All participants gain new or improved skills and information on medically related research that can be implemented into daily practice.


The agenda for the 38th Annual James Rae Scientific Day & Lecture can be found here.