Sometimes, we scientists are the world’s dumbest smart people.
Reader Ewan McNay spotted this at this year’s meeting of the American Diabetes Association. He wrote:
I think someone inverted length and width of the available posterboard...
Even if someone thought this was a vertical space, how did they think they would hang the poster?
Check the size of the available space. Then double check it. Then make your poster a few inches shorter in both directions in case the organizers chew up space with board numbers.