Dr. Robert Boykin served as a faculty member at the NCOA annual meeting in Asheville. He was a panel member for the Sports and Shoulder symposium where he spoke about the merits of arthroscopic double-row rotator cuff repair in the shoulder.

Along with other North Carolina shoulder surgeons Michael Freehill (Winston-Salem), Ed Cadet (Raleigh), and Nady Hamid (Charlotte) the panel discussed and debated the benefits of single-row vs. double-row rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic treatment of biceps tendon injuries in the shoulder.