Precept Medical Communications opened in 2000 as part of the S&H, Y&R, WPP global network. Founders, Donna Michalizysen and Lee Howell, MD, MHA, emphasized a unique client/HCP service model—a 1:1 ratio of science/medical experts to account services personnel. This model is still intact today and has been emulated by many.
What We Do
Making science relevant to clinical practice is critical to brand success. By aligning scientific experts with account services in a 1:1 ratio, we ensure that science and medicine are communicated in a meaningful way and advance our audience's practice of healthcare. Our synergistic approach powers scientific communications to take on greater significance, with measurable results for our clients and their brands.
We consistently transcend the traditional by offering analysis, interpretation, and guidance as an insightful blend of scientific and communications strategy. This comprehensive approach ensures that every client collaboration results in high-level thinking and that every initiative is on point, delivering beyond expectations.
We ideate, plan, develop, and execute programs and materials that provide HCPs and other key stakeholders with the appropriate information and knowledge to extend the best possible care to their patients.
Precept Medical Communications is a division of Sudler Science & Learning, a consortium of medical education, medical affairs, training, and digital experts who collectively focus on the scientific foundation of therapies as well as the science of physician and patient engagement. We blend science and creativity for pioneering programming that engages and educates. While each division within the group has its own identity and its own particular set of skills, they have shared values and a common approach that connects them, so when you work with one you get the collective thinking of many.
Sudler Science & Learning is part of WPP Health & Wellness.
Where science finds greater significance
Precept is a full-service, scientific and healthcare communications company that develops and manages clinically relevant, innovative initiatives for both global and US-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. These initiatives are targeted to healthcare providers, allied healthcare professionals, payers, patients, and caregivers. We support the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, including clinical, medical, marketing, managed markets, and field personnel by delivering strategic, scientifically sound communications solutions. Our solutions encompass the full life cycle of the product—from disease awareness and issues-based to branded—from early clinical development through patent expiration.
We bring value to our clients by gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating data and clinically relevant information. Our work not only educates healthcare providers, but also allows our clients to gain strategic, scientific insights into effectively educating the marketplace about a disease state, therapeutic category, or brand.
By aligning scientific experts with account services in a 1:1 ratio, we ensure that science and medicine are communicated in a meaningful way and truly advance our audience’s abilities to care for their patients and advance the practice of healthcare.
Precept offers multi-channel, -discipline, and -audience services and solutions throughout the life cycle of a brand–from early clinical development through patent expiration.
KOL ID & EngagementKey stakeholdersInfluencers in associations/societiesAdvisors/consultantsInvestigators
CLINICAL STUDIES/DATA DISPLAY & PUBLICATIONSCompetitive/brand assessment/message matrixLiterature/gap analysisCongress/journal researchPlan development/managementEditorial/writing support
NARRATIVE DEVELOPMENT BY AUDIENCEScientific/strategic platform developmentCore content developmentDisease backgroundUnmet needs/issues in the marketClinical data/support
SPEAKER PREPARATION & UTILIZATIONIdentificationTrainingMaterialsEventsUtilization/monitoringTracking/reporting
PRODUCT & ISSUES-BASED EDUCATIONCongress activitiesAwareness initiativesPrint, audio, digital, satellite broadcast programsInteractive programming
Rx and OTC
Devices & Injectables
Not only is Precept the best med ed agency we have had, but they are the best agency we have on our brand . . . They make me better at what I do. —Marketing Client
The Precept team provides quick solutions to relevant business challenges and opportunities. The Precept team really understands the business and looks at the overall picture of what the brand is doing by providing a level of strategic thinking throughout their work and always seems to be a step ahead of the other partners when recommending ideas. —Marketing Client
The Precept team is the best agency team I have ever worked with. They are efficient, responsive, and prompt with timelines. Additionally, their medical knowledge is excellent. —Marketing Client
Donna MichalizysenManaging Partner
Founded Precept in 2000
Denise DuganAccount & Operations
Joined Precept in 2001
Amy Duguay, PhDScience & Strategy
Joined Precept in 2002
Lee Howell, MD, MPHMedical Direction & Writing
Founded Precept in 2000
Maura TrentAccount & Engagement
Joined Precept in 2000
We're passionate about what we do! We work hard and have fun doing it!
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